Global Summit XV

Monday, October 23, 2023 through Monday, Novermber 13, 2023 at the Jefferson Educational Society and Gannon University. 

Join us, as the JES celebrates its 15th anniversary of serving the Erie community with a new Global Summit lineup of groundbreaking researchers, writers, and presenters. The JES invites speakers from around the world to speak on a broad range of globally important issues each year as part of our Global Summit Speaker Series. 
Click here to view the full lineup of speakers.

Thomas B. Hagen Dignitas Award Winners:

2011: Steve Scully; 2012: Barry Casselman; 2013: Harry Markopolos; 2014: Sister Joan Chittister; 2015: Drs. John and Silvia Ferretti; 2016: Hon. Tom Ridge; 2017: Lt. Gen. James Dubik, Ret.; 2018: James and Deborah Fallows; 2019: Eleanor Smeal; 2021: Robert Pape; 2022: Rev. Charles Brock; 2023: Major General Ed Bolten


Mon 23 Oct
Tue 24 Oct

Gannon Reads Speaker: Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha

Featuring: Mona Hanna-Attisha
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Wed 25 Oct
Thu 26 Oct

An Afternoon with Richard Florida

Featuring: Richard Florida with Bruce Katz
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Fri 27 Oct

Poverty in America: Measurement, Politics, and Progress

Featuring: Matt Weidinger
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Sun 29 Oct

2024: Politics, Pennsylvania, the Status of the GOP, and

Featuring: David Urban
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Wed 1 Nov
Thu 2 Nov

An Evening with Tom Nichols

Featuring: Tom Nichols
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM