University of Southern California

USC Global Conversation

The Future of the Global Economy London, October 8-9, 2012



Monday October 8, 2012

Opening Reception

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Hosted by USC Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Elizabeth Garrett, this opening event is an opportunity to network with colleagues and meet the USC academic deans. Deans who are confirmed: Dean James Ellis (emcee) of the USC Marshall School of Business, Dean Robert Cutietta of the USC Thornton School of Music, Dean Elizabeth Daley of the USC School of Cinematic Arts, Dean Marilyn Flynn of the USC School of Social Work, Dean Karen Symms Gallagher of the USC Rossier School of Education, Dean Jack Knott of the USC Price School of Public Policy, Dean Madeline Puzo of the USC School of Dramatic Arts, Dean Robert Rasmussen of the USC Gould School of Law, Dean Avishai Sadan of the USC Ostrow School of Dentistry, Dean R. Pete Vanderveen of the USC School of Pharmacy; Dean Ernest James Wilson III of the USC Annenberg School for Communications and Journalism, and Dean Yannis Yortsos of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering.

Tuesday October 9, 2012

Networking Breakfast

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks by Provost Elizabeth Garrett

8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Keynote Address by The Right Honorable Jack Straw, Member of Parliament

8:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Remarks followed by question and answer session.

Networking Coffee Break

10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Panel Discussion: “The Future of the Global Economy”

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

A panel discussion moderated by Lord John Eatwell, President, Queens’ College, Cambridge, featuring The Rt Hon Jack Straw MP and panelists:

Professor Manuel Castells, USC Wallis Annenberg Chair in Communication Technology and Society
Sir David Anthony King FRS, Former Chief Scientific Advisor to the H.M. Government under both Tony Blair and Gordon Brown
Pip McCrostie, Global Vice Chair of Transaction Advisory Services, Ernst & Young; and
Professor M. Hashem Pesaran, USC John Elliott Chair in Economics and Professor of Economics.

Luncheon and Closing Remarks by Provost Elizabeth Garrett

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
NOTE: All speakers are subject to change without notice.



Private Cruise on the Thames

London ferris wheel
Join the USC Alumni Club of London on a cruise down the River Thames and enjoy the view of London’s many historic landmarks from an unparalleled vantage point. (Sunday, Oct. 7 , 5:30 p.m. embarkation for 6:00 p.m. departure; $80 per person, Westminster Pier.)

Traditional London Pub Night

London pub
Join fellow alumni for a casual evening of networking and fun in a traditional London pub. (Monday, Oct. 8 from 8:00 – 10:30 p.m.; free admission; The King’s Head in Mayfair, 10 Stafford Street, W1S 4RX, underground station is Green Park / Piccadilly Circus.)

Theatre Night at Matilda the Musical

Matilda the Musical
Dine with USC School of Dramatic Arts dean Madeline Puzo before seeing the smash hit musical of Roald Dahl’s classic story of Matilda, which the Daily Telegraph calls “hilarious, moving and magical – a glorious production.” (Tuesday, Oct. 9, 5:00 p.m. dinner, 7:00 p.m. performance; $180 per person; The Forge, 14, Garrick Street, Covent Garden)

For additional information about local attractions and entertainment, download the free London guide courtesy of the USC Alumni Club of London.