Global Challenges Seminar

Each year, MAM students engage in a series of intensive discussions with Yale faculty about the major issues facing business leaders today. This unique core course draws on expertise and perspective from throughout Yale University and creates opportunities for every student to advance their leadership agenda. Watch excerpts from a few of the class sessions in 2012-13.

How can you build a strategic mindset?

Charles Hill, an accomplished diplomat and co-founder of the Studies in Grand Strategy course at Yale, talks about how ideas from great thinkers—from Herodotus to Clausewitz—can improve business decision making.

How can you respond to climate change?

Professor Douglas Kysar of Yale Law School talks about the scale of the challenge posed by global warming and what sorts of actions may help address it.

How can you build an innovative organization?

Neal Keny-Guyer, CEO of Mercy Corps, discusses how social enterprises can partner with for-profit companies to improve the lives of the poor.

How can you think about scarce resources?

Brad Gentry, a professor in the practice at Yale’s environment school, outlines the complex dependencies of food, water, and energy in a changing world.