USC Provost Elizabeth Garrett and Marshall School Dean James Ellis welcomed decorated Trojan Olympian Rebecca Soni '09.Economists from both sides of the Atlantic found cause for guarded optimism on the global economy at the inaugural USC Global Conversation, October 9 in London. With a theme, “The Future of the Global Economy,” that at least presupposed its continued existence, speakers pointed to growth in developing countries and in a global knowledge economy as reasons for a rosier outlook. USC Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Elizabeth Garrett led off the discussion by noting the ways in which USC has been a global institution from the beginning: from its diverse entering class in 1880, to its leadership among American universities in enrolling international students, its location in a city that is “a microcosm for the world,” and its intense efforts to develop a global presence through international offices and classroom technologies that unite students from across the world.
USC Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Elizabeth Garrett[/caption] Legal scholar and USC Provost Elizabeth Garrett welcomed a distinguished group of guests and panelists Monday, Oct. 8 to a USC Global Conversation event focused on lasting recovery during one of the deepest economic crises of the past century. With its theme as "The Future of the Global Economy," the October 9 panel discussion will gather leading economic experts from USC and the U.K. policy world, including keynote speaker The Right Honorable Jack Straw, Member of Parliament and former Home Secretary, Foreign Secretary and Leader of the House of Commons under then Prime Minister Tony Blair.
Members of the USC Alumni Club of London welcomed guests and participants in the USC Global Conversation Sunday, Oct. 7 for a twilight river cruise on the Thames. The excursion brought together USC alumni in London, USC faculty and administrators in London for the Global Conversation, USC trustee Stanley Gold and distinguished Trojans swimmer Rebecca Soni '09, three-time Olympic gold medalist, and hurdler Tasha Danvers '02, Olympic medalist at the Beijing games. London alumni club presidents Jennifer and Walter Ladwig, '99 and '98 respectively, hosted the sightseeing trip. At right, Jennifer and Walter Ladwig welcomed record-setting Olympian and fellow Trojan Rebecca Soni to the USC Global Conversation with a sightseeing cruise for attendees on Sunday, Oct. 7.
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The Telegraph (U.K.) featured USC in a list of most popular American universities for British students. USC was listed at No. 3, after Harvard University and Yale University. The story noted that USC has more international students than any other U.S. university.