Peer to Peer Series Concludes Successful Season

p2p The Peer to Peer Speaker Series recently concluded its highly successful programming season, having sponsored thirteen engagements throughout the academic year.  Peer to Peer is an opportunity for Executive Education students and Humphrey Fellows to present talks on a wide-ranging set of topics, taking advantage of their impressive backgrounds as leaders in government, NGOs and other organizations around the globe.
“Our students and fellows come to Maxwell with such outstanding backgrounds and experiences. Peer to Peer provides Executive Education students with an opportunity to share their professional and cultural experiences with both the Maxwell and broader SU communities,” stated Executive Education Assistant Director Margaret Lane.  “We wanted to provide our mid-career students a forum from which they could enrich our community and expand our global village.”
The series was attended by over 400 people, who engaged in conversations with presenters on such policy areas and topics as Iraq; governance and reform; environmental issues in the Amazon; terrorism and counterterrorism; transparency; collaboration; corruption; mainstream and social media; intergovernmental relations; education and democratic transitions.  The format of the talks allows equal time for both the presenter and audience queries.
Executive Education anticipates expanding the series beginning in Fall 2012 to gain an even wider audience in order to highlight the top-notch perspectives and experiences that the department’s students and fellows bring to Maxwell.