Can universities train a new generation of entrepreneurs?
President, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dean, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley
Moderator: HELEN JOYCE
Brazil Bureau Chief, The Economist
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Susan Hockfield is President of Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Helen Joyce moved to São Paulo in 2010 to become The Economist’s Brazil Bureau Chief. Previously she was education correspondent for the paper, based in London.
Before joining The Economist she edited Plus, an online magazine about mathematics published by the University of Cambridge, and was founding editor for the Royal Statistical Society's quarterly magazine, Significance. She has a BA in mathematics from Trinity College Dublin and a PhD in geometric measure theory from University College London.
Richard Lyons is Dean of the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.
MIT president Susan Hockfield defends the traditional higher learning system's ability to cultivate and foster innovation. Ideas still come out of the "culture of collaboration" found on college campuses, says Hockfield.