From the Office of the President
USC President C. L. Max Nikias with Emilio Lozoya Austin, CEO of Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) in Davos, Switzerland
USC President C.L. Max Nikias just returned from Davos, Switzerland, where he attended the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting last week. The event convenes 2,500 industry and national leaders from across the world to discuss international challenges and shape global agendas.
While at the Annual Meeting, President Nikias participated as a special guest in the annual governors meeting of the Global University Leaders Forum (GULF). The GULF group consists of the top administrators of the world’s leading research universities who convene regularly to cultivate partnerships, exchange ideas and tackle crucial issues. Outside of his engagement with the GULF group, President Nikias’ schedule consisted of interactive sessions and meetings with national and industry leaders.
He also contributed written commentary on online education’s greatest promise, which was published on Agenda, an online publication of the World Economic Forum. The full article is available here.
USC President C. L. Max Nikias, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck, and LA District Attorney Jackie Lacey. (USC Photo / Gus Ruelas)
USC hosted an event on campus on January 10, 2014 in cooperation with the Los Angeles Police Department, marking the ongoing legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The law enforcement community came together for the 6th annual Los Angeles Police Department Martin Luther King Breakfast, attended by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles Police Commissioner Steve Soboroff, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck, L.A. City Council President Herb Wesson, new Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell and Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey. USC President C. L. Max Nikias welcomed police officers and city officials prior to a keynote address by United States District Judge Andre Birotte, Jr.
USC President Nikias, author Joseph Pine, and USC Trustee Rick Caruso during lunch at the USC Experience Retreat held at USC in Los Angeles, CA. Nov 20, 2014. USC Photo / David Sprague.
“Why do people go to university?” author B. Joseph Pine II asked a roomful of USC leaders.
It’s not for the ideas or the books or the classroom instruction, he said. It’s not even for the out-of-classroom encounters, though that’s getting a bit closer.
“It’s because they’re looking to be transformed.”
The renowned author and business consultant was the featured speaker at this year’s President’s Leadership Retreat, held Nov. 20. Some 400 USC managers gathered in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center ballroom that morning to listen and then brainstorm on the university’s place in what Pine has dubbed “the experience economy.”
The event doubled as the formal launch of The USC Experience initiative, a new push to integrate Pine’s business ideas into the fabric of Trojan life.
Read the full article on USC News.