Distinguished Speakers

The Paul Merage School of Business is a growing community designed for curiosity and new thinking. We actively seek out diverse perspectives and insights across a variety of topics and sectors by offering several distinct speaker series.


Dean’s Thought Leadership Series

The Dean’s Thought Leadership Series is the school’s highest profile series, featuring a diverse array of prominent international affairs practitioners and business leaders for insightful perspectives and thought-provoking discussions on international relations, leadership and other relevant topics that impact our focus areas.

Join Dean Ian O. Williamson in his interviews with esteemed business leaders and alumni and walk away with new insights and revelations on what it takes to be a true leader in organizations.


Featured Current Series


Dean's Thought Leadership Series · The Future of Augmented and Mixed Reality | Marlo Brooke


Events that Inspire Thought Leadership

At the Merage School, we bring together today’s thought leaders together to help broaden the dynamic educational experience of our students and the community year round. Through thoughtfully hosted conferences, lectures and collaborations, we strive to achieve our mission of being at the forefront of thought-leadership and academic excellence.

Our enviable list of distinguished speakers comes from across the globe, and through the sharing of their experiences and stories, they challenge our newest generation to make a difference in society and business. Hear from extraordinary innovators and visionaries.


Past Speakers

For questions regarding our Distinguished Speaker Events, please contact Diane Ford at