Guest Speakers

An important part of the learning environment at Schwarzman Scholars is an ongoing series of high-profile lectures by distinguished leaders in politics, business, the arts and civil society. These lectures connect Scholars with some of the world's brightest minds and cultural luminaries to challenge their thinking and broaden their perspectives. Distinguished guest lecturers share insights on cutting edge developments in their fields and reflect on their own experience of leadership, complementing the academic studies pursued by Scholars.

  • Garth Saloner – Ninth Dean of Stanford Graduate School of Business
  • Lawrence Summers – American Economist, President Emeritus and Charles W. Eliot University Professor of Harvard University
  • Richard Lesser – President and CEO, Boston Consulting Group
  • Dominic Barton – Managing Director, McKinsey & Co
  • Robert Rubin – American Economist and Banking Executive, served as the 70th United States Secretary of the Treasury
  • Renee Fleming – Opera singer
  • Long Yu – Conductor for the New York Philharmonic, Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the China Philharmonic, Music Director of the Shanghai Symphony and Artistic Director of the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra
  • Martin Wolf – Chief Economics Commentator, Financial Times
  • Fareed Zakaria – Host of CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS and columnist for The Washington Post