Duquesne Welcomes Delegates from One Young World Summit

Posted on October 24, 2012

One Young World Summit delegates visited Duquesne’s campus on Oct. 20. The University was among hundreds of local individuals, organizations and institutions hosting dinner parties for groups of delegates on the final evening of the international conference, which was held in Pittsburgh From Oct. 18-22.

President Charles J. Dougherty hosted young people from Belarus, Bolivia, India, Mozambique, the Philippines, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States in the Brittany Board Room atop Des Places Hall, the University’s new living-learning center.

The setting not only offered a breathtaking view of the campus and city skyline, it also demonstrated Duquesne’s commitment to sustainability and stewardship, which were key topics of the summit. Rod Dobish, executive director of facilities management, was on hand to explain the structure’s green features and the University’s other environmental initiatives.

Conference attendees also discussed concerns about global economic development.  William O’Rourke, executive director of the Beard Institute, joined the dinner attendees to share his perspectives on the subject from 30 years of experience as an executive with Alcoa.

Delegates also met with Duquesne student leaders and learned about the University’s distinctive Spiritan history and its service to the community.

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