President's Lecture Series

Contemporary Conversations

The President's lecture series, Contemporary Conversations for a Connected World, celebrates Webster's great heritage of bringing to campus thought leaders who are progressive, bold, entrepreneurial, provocative and inclusive. Contemporary Conversations events are free and open to the general public as well as University students, faculty and staff.

Upcoming Speakers

Constance Morella, 2014 Woodrow Wilson Fellow at Webster University served as Ambassador to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development from 2003 until 2007 and represented Maryland's 8th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1987 to 2003. Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 5:30-6:30 p.m., EAB 253/262

Deborah Wince-Smith, President & CEO, Council on Competitiveness and President, Global Federation fo Competitiveness Councils "American Cities: Ecosystems for Innovation, Drivers of U.S. Global Competitiveness" Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 7:30-9:00 a.m., St. Louis Regional Chamber, One Metropolitan Square, 211 North Broadway, 13th Floor

Recent Speakers

Koko Tanimoto Kondo, Bomb Survivor and Peace Advocate "Contemporary Conversation:  Koko Tanimoto Kondo" May 7, 2014

Major General Barbara J. Faulkenberry, Vice Commander, 18th Air Force, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois "Leadership, Service and Global Air Mobility" April 15, 2014

Dr. Will D. Carpenter, retired Vice President & General Manager of the New Products Division, Monsanto Company “The Role of the Chemical Industry in the Destruction of Chemical Weapons” March 4, 2014

Bob DotsonBob Dotson, journalist, author, eight-time Emmy award winner
"American Story: A Lifetime Search for Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things"
Apr. 24, 2013


Debbie StoreyDebbie Storey, chief diversity officer and SVP of Talent Development, AT&T
“Getting to the Future First through Talent Development”

Jan. 30, 2013

David WashingtonDavid Washington, managing partner, Washington & Company; author
“Life is a Choice: A Guide to Success in Life”
Dec. 5, 2012

Suzanne SitherwoodSuzanne Sitherwood, president and CEO, The Laclede Group, Inc.
“The Path Forward: The Future of Natural Gas”
Oct. 30, 2012

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