Two Thought Leaders to Visit HPU for ‘A Discussion with Dr. Nido Qubein’

HIGH POINT, N.C., July 29, 2019 – High Point University will host back-to-back discussions with HPU President Dr. Nido Qubein and two North Carolina leaders at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on Aug. 14 in the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. A limited number of complimentary tickets are available by contacting concierge@highpoint.edu or 336-841-4636.

In the first event, Qubein will interview Dr. Bob Brown, chairman of HPU’s Board of Trustees and former advisor to Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela and two U.S. presidents. Brown is the founder and CEO of B&C International, a global business management consulting firm headquartered in the city of High Point.

Dr. Bob Brown, chairman of HPU’s Board of Trustees and former advisor to Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela and two U.S. presidents.

“Dr. Bob Brown has championed education and civil rights throughout his life and achieved incredible results,” says HPU President Nido Qubein. “He leads a life of both success and significance and has valuable insights to share.”

In the second event, Qubein will interview Dr. Vincent Price, president of Duke University. Price is the 10th president and is also Walter Hines Page Professor of Public Policy and Political Science in the Sanford School of Public Policy and Trinity College of Arts and Sciences. Price previously served the University of Pennsylvania as provost. Price is also a leading global expert on public opinion, social influence and political communication.

“Dr. Vincent Price is the 10th president of Duke University and a pivotal leader in higher education,” says Qubein. “Like HPU, he values student preparation for the world as it is going to be.”

Both interviews will be filmed on the HPU campus and will be aired on UNC-TV at a later date as part of HPU’s “Access to Innovators” speaker series. The long-running series has featured former U.S. Secretary of State Gen. Colin Powell, Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak, Netflix Co-Founder Marc Randolph and many others join Qubein in a conversation about achieving success, overcoming adversity and preparing a new generation to move the world forward in positive ways.

About Dr. Bob Brown

Brown is the founder and CEO of the global business management consulting firm, B&C International, headquartered in the city of High Point. He is also founder of the International BookSmart Foundation, a nonprofit that has shipped millions of books, teachers’ supplies and opened more than 300 libraries on the continent of Africa.

Brown began his career as a police officer for the city of High Point in 1956, then served as a highly regarded federal agent with the U.S. Department of Treasury focusing on federal narcotics cases. In 1960, Brown left the Bureau to return to High Point and open B&C Associates, a public relations company.

Dr. Vincent Price, president of Duke University.

Brown advised, traveled with and raised money for the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; was a member of the corporate plans board of Carl Byoir & Associates, the largest public relations firm in the world at the time; and was a close friend and confidant to Nelson Mandela’s family. He also served as an advisor for two U.S. presidents.

Recently, Brown authored the book, “You Can’t Go Wrong by Doing Right,” a memoir that takes readers behind the scenes of pivotal moments in his life.

About Dr. Vincent Price

Price is the 10th president of Duke University, where he is also Walter Hines Page Professor of Public Policy and Political Science in the Sanford School of Public Policy and Trinity College of Arts and Sciences.

Before coming to Duke, Price served as provost of the University of Pennsylvania. As provost and chief academic officer, he advanced initiatives to diversify the faculty and expand interdisciplinary research; guided the development of new forms of teaching and learning, both in the classroom and in the digital world; expanded the university’s global presence, including the launch of the Penn Wharton Center in Beijing; and enhanced arts and culture on campus, shepherding the creation of the Sachs Program for Arts Innovation.

He led Penn’s role as one of the first partners with Coursera, the online open learning platform, and served as Chair of Coursera’s University Advisory Board. He came to Penn in 1998 after 11 years at the University of Michigan, where he served as chair of the Department of Communication Studies and a faculty associate of the Center for Political Studies.

Price is a leading global expert on public opinion, social influence and political communication. His Public Opinion (Sage, 1992) has been published in six languages and taught in courses around the world. His work has been widely cited on such topics as the impact of political polls, the effects of TV news coverage and the factors that shape public opinion. His research, funded by grants from the Pew Charitable Trusts, National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health, has explored the role of online discussion in shaping public knowledge and opinion. The former editor-in-chief of Public Opinion Quarterly, the leading journal of public opinion research, Price has held visiting appointments at the University of Paris-Sorbonne and the University of Amsterdam, and has lectured widely at universities around the world.

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