Dolan Lecture Series

Dolan Lecture Series

The Dolan Lecture Series features highly accomplished, visionary, and internationally recognized business leaders.

April 1, 2019: Admiral Stavridis will deliver a keynote entitled, "21st Century Leadership: Challenges and Opportunities."

On Monday, April 1, 2019 at 7 p.m. at the Quick Center for the Arts, the Fairfield Dolan Lecture will host Four-Star Admiral James Stavridis -- author, monthly columnist for TIME magazine, and Chief International Security Analyst for NBC News. His lecture, "21st Century Leadership: Challenges and Opportunities," will address navigating leadership roles at every level.

Admiral Stavridis will highlight key tools that all leaders need to succeed in the 21st century, drawing from examples related to cyber security, terrorism, Iran, North Korea, Afghanistan, the environment, and his leadership experience gleaned from a distinguished career that spans almost four decades.


Established in 2001, past speakers include:

2016: Kathleen Murphy '84 – president of Fidelity Investments


2015: Bill McDermott – CEO of SAP SE

2015: Dinesh Paliwal – chairman, president & CEO of Harman International Industries


2014: Ken Langone – co-founder of Home Depot


2012: Howard Marks – chairman of Oaktree Capital Management


2011: Brian Moynihan – president & CEO of Bank of America

2009: E. Gerald Corrigan '63 – chairman, Goldman Sachs Bank USA; former president & CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of New York


2008: Sanford I. Weill – chairman emeritus Citigroup, Inc.


2007: Abby Joseph Cohen – chief U.S. investment strategist of Goldman Sachs


2007: Peter Lynch – vice chairman of Fidelity Investments


2005: Jeffrey R. Immelt – chairman & CEO of General Electric


2004: Anne Mulcahy – president & CEO of Xerox


2004: Karen Katen – president, Pfizer Global Pharmaceuticals, executive vice president, Pfizer


2003: Alan C. "Ace" Greenberg – chairman of the Executive Committee of Bear Stearns


2002: C. Michael Armstrong – then chairman & CEO of AT&T, with Charlie Rose moderating


2001: Jack Welch – then chairman & CEO of General Electric with Geoffrey Colvin, editorial director at Fortune magazine, moderating


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