Asia Society Panel Discussion - The Role of Business in Shaping the Future of Education

Professor Michael M. Crow, the former Executive Vice Provost of Columbia University and currently the President of Arizona State University, will participate as a Panel Speaker at an evening panel discussion entitled “The Role of Business in Shaping the Future of Education” on Tuesday, October 21th, 2014, at Asia Society Hong Kong Center.  Asia Society is offering its member rate of $200 to Columbia alumni interested in attending this event.

This Asia Society Hong Kong Center event will convene leaders from academia, industry and government to explore what stakeholders can do to shape education in a way that supports business and helps students acquire practical skills more cost effectively. Traditional education combined with online delivery and practical skills training can potentially offer a solution to this imbalance and help develop better prepared and skilled graduates to meet the needs of industry.

A little more on Professor Michael M. Crow:  As Executive Vice Provost, Crow oversaw Columbia's research enterprise, technology and innovation transfer operations, strategic initiative program, interdisciplinary program development, and an assortment of special projects.  Under his leadership, Columbia, through Science and Technology Ventures (formerly known as Columbia Innovation Enterprise), consistently ranked first, second, or third among all universities nationally in the amount of income it receives in patent and license revenue. Crow was instrumental in developing Columbia's three-part digital, on-line education strategy, encompassing the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning, Columbia Digital Knowledge Ventures, and Fathom, to enhance campus-based learning at the University and to disseminate the expertise of the Columbia faculty to a much wider audience.  He also played the lead role in the creation of the Columbia Earth Institute (CEI), a leader in earth systems teaching and research. CEI is a federation of eight research and teaching centers: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Goddard Institute for Space Studies at Columbia, Biosphere 2 Center, Center for Environmental Research and Conservation(CERC), Earth Engineering Center, International Research Institute for Climate Prediction (IRI), Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), and Laboratory of Populations, which is a joint venture of Columbia and Rockefeller University.  He also helped found Columbia's Center for Science, Policy and Outcomes (CSPO) in Washington, D.C., an intellectual center dedicated to linking science and technology to desired social, economic, environmental and other outcomes.  He is the author of many articles and the author or editor of several books relating to the analysis of research organizations, technology transfer, strategic R&D management, research universities, science and technology policy, and the practice and theory of public policy.

Additional detail about the event can be found in Asia Society Hong Kong Center web link below.  Should you be interested in attending this Asia Society event, kindly sign up directly through the Asia Society Hong Kong Center web link: 


October 21, 2014 at 6:00pm - 8:15pm

Asia Society Hong Kong Center

9 Justice Dr
Hong Kong