Speakers

Each year, dozens of global leaders and decision makers visit campus to share insights and engage with students and faculty.

Yale SOM Speaker Series

Leaders Forum

Global CEOs and heads of organizations.

Convening Yale 

Scholars from across the university.

Gordon Grand Fellowship Series

Successful leaders connecting business and academia through the exchange of ideas.

R. Peter Straus ’44 Lecture Series

Prominent individuals on topics that relate to the press and public responsibility.

Colloquia

Colloquium in Advanced Management, Colloquium on Asset Management, Colloquium on Business and Society, Colloquium on Customer Insights, Colloquium in Healthcare Leadership, GE Colloquium in Sustainability Management, Program on Nonprofit Organizations (PONPO) Seminar Series  


Past Speakers

Eric Schmidt, Chairman, Google

Eric Schmidt, Chairman, Google

As developing nations get greater access to the internet, businesses will experience new challenges and opportunities, Schmidt told an SOM audience.

Irene Rosenfeld, Chairman and CEO, Mondelēz International

Irene Rosenfeld, Chairman and CEO, Mondelēz International

Irene Rosenfeld discussed the importance of taking a global perspective for instigating growth at one of the world's largest snack companies.

Klaus Kleinfeld, CEO, Alcoa Inc.

Klaus Kleinfeld, CEO, Alcoa Inc.

When recruiters at Alcoa evaluate job candidates as future business leaders, they look for more than impressive credentials. “A real, full, developed individual” is what the organization seeks, said chairman and CEO Klaus Kleinfeld.

Jean Case, CEO, Case Foundation

Jean Case, CEO, Case Foundation

Case discussed the social sector, technological innovation as a source of good, and investing for impact in a Q/A session with students.

Tim Brown, CEO and President, IDEO

Tim Brown, CEO and President, IDEO

As the president and CEO of IDEO, the global design consultancy, Brown's job is to help organizations innovate in a fast-changing word.

Tim and Nina Zagat LAW '66, Co-Founders and Co-Chairs, Zagat Survey

Tim and Nina Zagat LAW '66, Co-Founders and Co-Chairs, Zagat Survey

Tim and Nina Zagat, founders of the Zagat Survey, discussed the unique user-generated content that has made their company a household name.

Thomas L. Friedman, Pulitzer Prize-winning Author

Thomas L. Friedman, Pulitzer Prize-winning Author

Thomas L. Friedman's talk, "Leading and Working in Today's Flat World," marked the two-year anniversary of the Global Network for Advanced Management.

James Gorman, Chairman and CEO, Morgan Stanley

James Gorman, Chairman and CEO, Morgan Stanley

The financial crisis has left the banking industry with an image problem that isn’t going to disappear anytime soon, Morgan Stanley chairman and CEO James Gorman told students at the Yale School of Management.

 

Journalist Margaret Warner YC '71, Senior Correspondent, PBS NewsHour

Journalist Margaret Warner YC '71, Senior Correspondent, PBS NewsHour

Warner discussed the challenges of navigating different countries and cultures, and said that preparation is the key to getting the most out of an international visit.