Speakers and Conferences

The many speakers that come to campus each week represent the Fletcher network in action. These speakers come from all sectors and regions, and they give students the opportunity to build professional contacts as well as topical knowledge.

Paul Polman
Uniliver CEO Paul Polman speaks to a full house at the Inclusion, Inc. Forum

Many of these business-oriented speakers are hosted through the Institute for Business in the Global Context or through the Council on Emerging Market Enterprises. Recent conferences and speakers include:

Conferences & Symposia


  • Roger Berkwotiz, Legal Sea Foods, CEO
  • Thierry de Longuemar, Asian Development Bank (ADB), VP of Finance & Risk Management
  • Christina Sass, Andela, Co-Founder & CEO
  • Gerry Ford, Caffé Nero, Founder & CEO
  • Nick Fusso, D-Prize, Co-Founder
  • Fred Hochberg, Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM), Director
  • Muhtar Kent, Coca-Cola, CEO
  • Patrick Kocsi, GE Capital Equity, Senior Managing Director
  • Bhaskar Natarajan, Liberty International, EVP
  • Dr. Arati Prabhakar, DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency), Director
  • John Sculley, Apple, former CEO