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Davos 2011: Kellogg at the World Economic Forum

Dean Sally Blount joined the world’s top business, political and academic leaders in January at the World Economic Forum in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland. 

“It’s essential to have a strong pulse on the global flow of ideas and to participate in conversations of substance,” Blount said. “The conference’s theme, ‘Shared Norms for the New Reality,’ resonates with me as we think about how to best educate and equip tomorrow’s leaders to navigate unprecedented levels of complexity and uncertainty.”

During the conference, Blount participated on the panel “Norms of the Net Generation Workforce,” which explored how Generation Y is reshaping the future of business. She and other top business school deans, including former Kellogg Dean Dipak Jain, also presented at the “Educating Tomorrow’s Leaders” session and discussed how academic institutions can prepare the next generation of global citizens and leaders.

While in Switzerland, Blount attended an alumni reception in Zurich and connected with many Kellogg alumni at the Davos forum. They included Ellen Kullman ’83, CEO of DuPont and a co-chair of the World Economic Forum; Shumeet Banerji ’90, CEO of Booz & Company; and Gary Parr ’80, vice chair and managing director of Lazard.



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