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

José Andrés

Founder, World Central Kitchen

Wednesday, April 22

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In Collaboration with Edible Education 101

Brad Smith

President, Microsoft

Monday, April 27

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“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

Scott Galloway, MBA 92

Professor of Marketing, NYU Stern

Wednesday, April 29

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“Thriving Amidst Adversity”

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

Co-sponsored by the FTMBA 2021 MBAA

Looking forward: How can we safely open the economy?

Friday, May 1

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

Al Kelly

Chairman & CEO, Visa

Thursday, February 27
Spieker Forum

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David Aaker

Professor Emeritus, Haas School of Business

Monday, March 2
Spieker Forum

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Rosie Rios

Former Treasurer of the United States

Postponed to Fall 2020

Co-sponsored by Goldman School of Public Policy

Chip Bergh

President & CEO, Levi's


Co-sponsored by Peterson Speaker Series


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

Thomas Philippon

Professor of Finance, NYU Stern

The Great Reversal: How America Gave Up on Free Markets

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James O'Toole

Professor Emeritus at USC's Marshall School of Business

Does Enlightened Capitalism Have a Future?

In conversation with David Vogel, Solomon Lee Emeritus Professor of Business Ethics at the Haas School of Business

Co-sponsored by Peterson Speaker Series

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

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

Panelists Included:

  • 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

April Underwood, MBA '07

Founding Partner, #ANGELS

Co-sponsored by A. Richard Newton Series

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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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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

Past Speakers

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