The Dean’s Speaker Series is the highest profile speaker series at Berkeley Haas. Bringing in a diverse mix of preeminent business leaders, the series provides the Haas community with insightful perspectives on effective leadership and opportunities for thought-provoking discussions.

Upcoming Speakers

Shantanu Narayaen

Shantanu Narayen, MBA 93

Chairman, President & CEO, Adobe

Wednesday, September 30

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Rosie Rios

Former Treasurer of the United States

Tuesday, October 6

Co-sponsored by Goldman School of Public Policy and Haas LatinX Business Club

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Muhammad Yunus

Founder, Grameen Bank & Nobel Laureate

Thursday, October 15

In conversation with Alex Budak

Co-sponsored by “Becoming a Changemaker”

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Jeff McDermott

Managing Partner, Greentech Capital Advisors

Tuesday, November 10

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Chip Bergh

President & CEO, Levi Strauss & Co.

Tuesday, December 1

Co-sponsored by the Center for Responsible Business

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Registration is required for all Dean’s Speaker Series events. Registration typically opens 7-10 days before an event, and a link will be posted on this page. These events are free, with priority registration given to students, staff, faculty, and invited guests of the Haas School of Business.


Recent Speakers

Scott Galloway, MBA 92

Professor of Marketing, NYU Stern

“Thriving Amidst Adversity”

In conversation with Johanna Lewis, MBA 21 and Geoffrey Easterling, MBA 21

Co-sponsored by the FTMBA 2021 MBAA

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Brad Smith

President, Microsoft

“Leading in Times of Crisis”

A conversation with Alexa Koenig, Executive Director, UC Berkeley Human Rights Center

Co-sponsored by the Center for Responsible Business

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José Andrés

Founder, World Central Kitchen

In Collaboration with Edible Education 101

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Looking forward: How can we safely open the economy?

Panel of Faculty Moderated by Dan Mogulof, UC Berkeley Assistant Vice Chancellor, Public Affairs:

Al Kelly

Chairman & CEO, Visa

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David Aaker

Professor Emeritus, Haas School of Business

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Thomas Philippon

Professor of Finance, NYU Stern

The Great Reversal: How America Gave Up on Free Markets

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Past Speakers

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