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


Wed 8 Nov

The Other Side of History: Daily Life in the Ancient World

Featuring: Robert Garland
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fri 10 Nov

From Erie to the White House and Beyond

Featuring: Ed Bolton
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Sun 12 Nov

The Road to the White House 2024 and the State of Media

Featuring: Karen Tumulty, Laura Coates, and Lisa Adams 
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Mon 13 Nov

The State of American Politics: A Conversation with Val Demings and Michael Steele

Featuring: Val Demmings & Michael Steele 
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM