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Lehigh Summit Schedule

Friday, November 2

8:00 a.m.
Registration Opens
12:00 p.m.

Welcome and Convening Lunch
President Alice Gast

3:00 p.m.
What Happened to Hollywood?
How many times have you been to the movies in the past month? Joe Morgenstern ’53 is willing to bet the answer is once or twice at the most, and very possibly not at all. The Wall Street Journal’s Pulitzer prize-winning film critic will be talking about – and eliciting your opinions about – what’s gone wrong with the medium we used to love, as well as what’s still going right against heavy odds.

Joe Morgenstern ’53, film critic, Wall Street Journal
4:45 p.m.
Neutralizing Disruptive Behavior in Schools: From Prevention to Positive Intervention

More than 50% of all high school students with severe behavioral issues don’t make it to graduation. This deprives them of their ability to become productive community members and has serious societal implications. School-based interventions provide tools to tackle tough behavioral challenges in the classroom and beyond.

Lee Kern, professor; Michael George, associate professor and director of Centennial School
6:00 p.m.
Alfresco Cocktail Party on the Breezeway Lawn
7:30 p.m.

Sonoma County “Dine Arounds”

Enjoy an evening designed for the senses with delicious cuisine, world-renowned wines, and beautiful scenery at local Sonoma Valley restaurants. Lehigh leaders and experts will host each venue. Sign-ups will be accepted upon arrival.

 Saturday, November 3

8:00 a.m.
Breakfast Buffet

10:00 a.m.

The Revolution in Military Affairs: Global Proliferation, Advanced Technologies, and Implications for National Security

National security experts will share insights on major initiatives that have transformed combat through advanced technologies and elite troops equipped and trained to make use of these advantages.

Alton D. Romig ’75, ’77G, ’79 Ph.D., vice president and general manager, Advanced Development Programs; Thomas Campbell 80, 13P, 14P, co-founder, The Veritas Capital Fund LP, president and founder, DC Capital Partners, LLC
11:45 a.m.

Balancing Team, Idea, and Market: Entrepreneurial Leaders Discuss Finding the “Next Big Thing”

Some say the door has opened on a “golden era of entrepreneurship.” As the corporate landscape shifts, bold entrepreneurs are seeing new opportunities to swing for the fences. Engage with experts working on the next great idea fueled by the passion and perseverance of the right people.

Dale F. Falcinelli ’70, ’72G, ’98P,  ’00P
entrepreneur-in-residence, Baker Institute, Lehigh University; Bill Kirsch ’76, managing director and co-founder, Costella Kirsch; Brian Witlin ’01, CEO, Shop Well; Alita Nemroff Friedman ’87, principal, Pretty Ugly, LLC
Leisure Time
Advance Registration Required:
  • Play 18-hole PGA championship golf at the Sonoma Golf Club.  Lehigh staff will arrange foursomes.
  • Enjoy fine local wineries on a private Lehigh Summit 2012
    Winery Tour.
On your own:
  • Rejuvenate in the luxury spa or thermal mineral pools.
  • Venture out to enjoy the stunning scenery or the charming Sonoma Square. 
6:30 p.m.

Savor Sonoma – An Extraordinary Wine and Culinary Experience at Ram’s Gate Winery

President Gast will host a private evening exclusive to Lehigh Summit 2012 guests in one of Sonoma Valley’s stunning vineyard estates, Ram’s Gate Winery. Enjoy artisan foods, fine wines produced on-site, and unsurpassed architecture during the winery tour. A commemorative group photo will be taken.

Sunday, November 4

8:00 a.m.
Breakfast Buffet
10:15 a.m.
Middle East Political Landscapes: Insights, Predictions, and Policy
The Arab Spring is not over yet. It is not just that other governments are likely to also fall; they will. Of greater consequence will be the direction of change and its impact on the international relations of the region and relations with the United States and Europe.
Henri Barkey, Bernard L. and Bertha F. Cohen Professor of International Relations
10:30 a.m.

Concluding Remarks and Reflection 
President Alice Gast

Programming subject to change.
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