Eisgruber, faculty participate at World Economic Forum in Davos

Jan. 30, 2018 9:47 a.m.

President Christopher L. Eisgruber and five Princeton faculty members participated in and led discussions on global issues at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, last week.

Eisgruber hosted a “Princeton in Davos” reception for alumni, friends and the media on Tuesday, Jan. 23. He took part in the Global University Leaders Forum and through the week met with leaders in business, government, media, academia and more.

The Forum’s program included an “IdeasLab” panel on “Understanding Neural and Digital Networks” on Thursday, Jan. 25, featuring Princeton faculty members Jennifer Rexford, the Gordon Y.S. Wu Professor in Engineering and chair of the Department of Computer Science; Yoram Singer, a professor of computer science; and Sebastian Seung, the Evnin Professor in Neuroscience, a professor of computer science and the Princeton Neuroscience Institute, and co-director of the Program in Neuroscience. Eisgruber introduced the panel.

Rexford also appeared on a panel on artificial intelligence and its impact on society, hosted by Microsoft and Business Insider. Business Insider CEO Henry Blodget moderated, and the other panelists were Brad Smith, president and chief legal officer at Microsoft and University trustee, and James Manyika, chairman of the McKinsey Global Institute.

Other Princeton faculty attending the meeting were Nobel laureate Sir Angus Deaton, the Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of International Affairs, Emeritus, and Professor of Economics and International Affairs, Emeritus, at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs; and Jan-Werner Müller, professor of politics.

President Eisgruber leads panel at Davos 2018

Princeton University President Christopher L. Eisgruber introduces an "IdeasLab" panel on “Understanding Neural and Digital Networks” on Thursday, Jan. 25, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.