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

April Underwood

Founding Partner, #ANGELS

Tuesday, October 22
6:30-8pm
Li Ka Shing Auditorium

Co-sponsored by A. Richard Newton Series

How Media Has Affected the Culture, Clout & Climate of the Sports Business

2nd Annual Chris Boskin Deans' Speaker Series in Business and Journalism

Panelists Include:

  • Jeanie Buss, CEO & Governor, Los Angeles Lakers
  • Dave Kaval, President, Oakland Athletics
  • Steve Kerr, Coach, Golden State Warriors
  • Ronnie Lott, Former NFL Player, San Francisco 49ers

Moderated by Chris Ballard, Senior Writer at Sports Illustrated and Berkeley Journalism Lecturer

Thursday, November 14
5:30-6:30pm
Field Club, California Memorial Stadium

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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.

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Recent Speakers

Tony Prophet

Chief Equality Officer, Salesforce

In conversation with Kellie McElhaney, Founding Director of The Center for Equity, Gender and Leadership (EGAL) and Distinguished Teaching Fellow

Co-sponsored by AmpEquity Speaker Series

Arlan Hamilton

Founder and Managing Partner, Backstage Capital

In conversation with Adair Morse, Associate Professor of Finance

Co-sponsored by Q@Haas

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Weijian Shan

Chairman and CEO, PAG

Out of the Gobi: My Story of China and America

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Sadhguru

Founder, Isha Foundation

In conversation with Erica Peng, Lecturer and Career Coach, Haas School of Business

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Jonathan Johnson

President, Medici Ventures

In conversation with Holly Schroth, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer & Distinguished Teaching Fellow

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David Aaker

Professor Emeritus, Haas School of Business

In conversation with Dr. Jennifer Aaker, General Atlantic Professor at Stanford Graduate School of Business

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Ann Harrison

Dean, Haas School of Business

In conversation with Former Dean Laura Tyson

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Laurene Powell Jobs

Founder and President of Emerson Collective

First Annual Chris Boskin Deans’ Speaker Series in Business and Journalism

Margo Alexander

Margo Alexander, BS 68

Chair Emeritus, Acumen

In conversation with Interim Dean Laura Tyson

Co-sponsored by the Institute for Business & Social Impact

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Roger Ferguson

Roger Ferguson

President & CEO, TIAA

In conversation with Interim Dean Laura Tyson

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Kai-Fu Lee

Chairman & CEO, Sinovation Ventures

In conversation with Interim Dean Laura Tyson

Co-sponsored by the CITRIS Research Exchange

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Eddie Hartwig

Eddie Hartwig

Deputy Administrator, US Digital Service

In conversation with Maura L. O’Neill, Ph.D., Distinguished Teaching Fellow, Haas School of Business

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David Aaker

Professor Emeritus, Haas School of Business

Creating Signature Stories

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John Riccitiello, BS 81

Chairman and CEO, Unity Technologies
Former CEO, Electronic Arts

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Ian Lee, MBA 10

General Partner, Digital Asset Investment and Executive in Residence, Ideo

Blockchain Technology – Theory & Practice

In conversation with Dean Rich Lyons

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Michael Mikel

Founding Board Member, Burning Man Project

In conversation with Dean Rich Lyons

Co-sponsored by the Haas Net Impact Club and the Institute for Business & Social Impact

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Jonathan Haidt

Professor of Ethical Leadership, NYU Stern School of Business

Capitalism & Morality

In conversation with Prof. Laura Tyson and Prof. Robert Strand

Co-sponsored by the Department of Political Science and the Haas Institute of Business and Social Impact

Past Speakers