A Conversation Among Presidents

Join us for a special event: 

A Conversation Among Presidents: 
Compassion in Science and Technology

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 6:30 p.m.*

(*This is a free but limited seating event;  RSVP is required.)
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About the Event

A Conversation Among Presidents: Compassion in Science and Technology is a panel discussion among the presidents of Agnes Scott College, Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Morehouse College, and Spelman College.  Plans for this conversation emerged from the awarding of the 2012 Ivan Allen Jr. Prize for Social Courage to Dr. William Foege and Georgia Tech’s year-long conversation about science, race and ethics spurred on by Georgia Tech’s First-Year Reading Program for 2012-2013, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.

The 60-minute conversation will be guided by Bill Todd, former Director of the Georgia Cancer Coalition and current Professor of the Practice at the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business.  The program will explore the ways that compassion and concern for others has returned as a vital element in the education at colleges and universities.

The panel will include:
Dr. Elizabeth Kiss – President, Agnes Scott College
Dr. G.P. “Bud” Peterson – President, Georgia Institute of Technology
Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum – President, Spelman College
Dr. James W. Wagner – President, Emory University
Dr. John Silvanus Wilson, Jr. – President, Morehouse College

Who is Invited?

Students, faculty, and staff from Agnes Scott College, Emory University, Georgia Tech, Morehouse College, and Spelman College.  An RSVP is required (see below).

Date and Time

Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 6:45pm- 8:30pm

Doors open at 6:30pm and the program starts promptly at 6:45.
A reception with light refreshments will be held immediately following the program.

Location and Parking
Academy of Medicine at Georgia Tech
875 West Peachtree St., NW  Atlanta, GA 30308
(Located at the corner of 7th Street and West Peachtree Street)

For Directions, please click here.

Limited Parking is free of charge and available behind the Academy of Medicine.  Carpooling is recommended. Georgia Tech students and staff are strongly encouraged to use the Tech Trolley.  Parking and transportation information may be found here.


The event is free for students, faculty, and staff at each university, but seating is very limited.  An RSVP is required to plan appropriately for food and space.  To RSVP, please click HERE.  If you need to make any changes or cancel your RSVP, please email Ms. Allyson Tant at allyson.tant@gatech.edu.

Contact Information

For any questions about this event, please contact:

Ms. Allyson Tant
Georgia Tech Office of Undergraduate Education