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Dolan Lecture Series

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

Upcoming Events



"From the Call Center to the C-Suite: A Conversation with One of Fortune's Most Powerful Women" with Synchrony CEO Margaret Keane

Tuesday, March 30
6:30 p.m.

On Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. Fairfield Dolan will present this year’s Dolan Lecture featuring Synchrony CEO Margaret Keane. Keane will share insights during an online discussion entitled, "From the Call Center to the C-Suite: A Conversation with One of Fortune's Most Powerful Women". President Mark R. Nemec, PhD, will welcome Keane, and the event will be co-moderated by Dean Zhan Li, DBA, and Fairfield University Board of Trustees member Kristin (Dodge) McMahon ’87,P’21,’20, senior vice president for Liberty Mutual Insurance Company/Ironshore, Inc.

Past Events


"21st Century Leadership: Challenges and Opportunities" with Four-Star Admiral James Stavridis

On Monday, April 1, 2019 at 7 p.m. at the Quick Center for the Arts, the Fairfield Dolan Lecture hosted 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," addressed navigating leadership roles at every level.

Admiral Stavridis highlighted 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.

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