Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, will arrive on Yale’s campus tomorrow to chair the fourth Global Colloquium of University Presidents.
The Colloquium, which was begun in 2005 by Ban’s predecessor Kofi Annan, brings together presidents and vice-chancellors from leading universities around the world to talk about issues of concern to the United Nations and the global community. This year’s topic is “The Roles of Science in Meeting Global Challenges.”
New York University, Columbia University, Princeton University, the University of Pennsylvania and Yale University co-sponsor the annual event. This year, University President Richard Levin is the host.
Representatives of Fudan University and Tsinghua University in China, National University of Singapore, Jawaharlal Nehru University in India, University of Cape Town in South Africa, the University of Ghana, Makerere University in Uganda, Bilkent University in Turkey, Colegio de Mexico and Tec de Monterrey in Mexico and the University of Oxford and UCL in the United Kingdom are slated to attend the Colloquium.