Marcelo Suárez-Orozco to Speak at Blouin Creative Leadership Summit

Wasserman Dean to join thought leaders from academia, diplomacy, economics, philanthropy, technology, and the arts.

Wasserman Dean Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco will speak on “How to Teach the Interdisciplinary Agenda” at the Blouin Creative Leadership Summit, which will take place in New York City, Sept. 18. Other presenters will include Richard Sennett, professor of sociology at the London School of Economics, and Stephen M. Kosslyn , the John Lindsley Professor of Psychology in Memory of William James and Professor Emeritus at Harvard.

The Louise Blouin Foundation was established in to address the challenges and opportunities brought about by globalization, emphasizing the importance of cultural understanding and dialogue. The Foundation initiates and supports research and action on a wide range of issues such as poverty reduction, conflict resolution and understanding the economic and social importance of culture.

Suárez-Orozco is a Distinguished Professor of Education at the Graduate School of Education & Information Studies and co-directs the Institute for Immigration, Globalization, and Education at UCLA.

“I am delighted to have the opportunity to present at this international gathering of academics, diplomats, and policy makers at the Blouin Creative Leadership Summit,” says Suárez-Orozco. “My reflections will focus on our work at UCLA on preparing all students to flourish to their full human potential and to become muscular, engaged citizens in the age of super-diversity when the world is ever more miniaturized and fragile.”