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What are the relevant forces and what are their likely effects? John Sexton, President Emeritus of New York University, offers his perspective on the future of higher education in a global society.

Published: 20 September 2016

John Sexton will be visiting the University on 3 October and delivering his lecture 'Higher Education in a Globalised World' as part of the 2016 Distinguished Lectures Programme.

Date & Time: Monday 3 October 2016, 17:30 with teas and coffees served from 17:00

Venue: Nightingale, Building 67, Room 1027

John Sexton served as President of New York University from 2002 through 2015. He is NYU’s Benjamin Butler Professor of Law and Dean Emeritus of the Law School.

During his presidency, the University’s reach and stature grew tremendously, including the emergence of NYU as a global network university, with campuses in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai and 11 international academic centers; a merger with Polytechnic University, now the NYU Tandon School of Engineering; and the largest increase in the number of Arts and Science faculty in the University’s history.

A Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, President Emeritus Sexton also serves on the board of the Institute of International Education and is past Chair of the American Council on Education.

He received a BA in history, an MA in comparative religion, and a PhD in the history of American religion, all from Fordham University, and a JD magna cum laude from Harvard Law School.

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