Global Leaders in Residence


The Global Leaders in Residence program extends the University's long-standing commitment to partnerships around the world. Webster University will host distinguished individuals who are considered thought leaders in their fields from across a wide spectrum of disciplines. 

While in residence, each of the Global Leaders will interact with students to assist in real world learning by connecting theory to practice. Leaders will share their unique perspectives based upon their experiences in forums that are free and open to all students, faculty and the general public.

"We are honored to host such distinguished thinkers and leaders in their respective fields," states Dr. Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble, President of Webster University. "These invited leaders will be tapped from the University's global community, including St. Louis and throughout the U.S., as well as from around the world."

Previous Global Leaders in Residence

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2014 Leaders

Richard D. Wolff
Author, Economist and Educator
April 8-9, 2014

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2013 Leaders

Ben Cameron
Program Director for the Arts, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
March 3-5, 2013

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2012 Leaders 

Jonathan Kozol
Author and Educator
Sept. 24-25, 2012

Steve James
Filmmaker
April 26-29, 2012

Yolanda Kakabadse
President, World Wild Fund for Nature
April 9-12, 2012