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The Way Forward

Presidential Speaker Series

The Way Forward

The presidential speaker series is designed to connect members of the university community with leaders, visionaries and established professionals from across the country. “The Way Forward” offers thoughtful conversations about today's social, economic and health challenges, and the trailblazing ideas that will drive solutions for tomorrow.

Each 45-minute session will be hosted on Zoom, and is free and open to the public. Each event will include time for Q&A with participants.

Upcoming Events

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The Risks and Rewards of Private Equity: Is This the Industry for You?

March 11, 2021

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (ET)

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Past Events

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COVID-19’s impact on global supply chains

President Judy Olian and Matthew O'Connor, dean of the School of Business, spoke with Jim Lorre, chairman and CEO of Stanley Black & Decker, and Ynon Kreiz, chairman and CEO of Mattel, on managing corporations during and post COVID-19 as part of the university’s presidential speaker series, The Way Forward.

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Presidential election to offer unique challenges, experts warn

With this year's presidential election quickly approaching, there are many unknowns that have led to deep distrust among both parties, according to three experts during the university’s presidential speaker series, The Way Forward.

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Leaders discuss COVID-19 testing and treatment

Corporations, industries collaborating to find testing, treatment for COVID-19, experts say in virtual discussion

Advancements are being made on COVID-19 testing and a vaccine, but challenges remain, said two health care industry leaders during a July 9 virtual discussion as part of the presidential speaker series, The Way Forward.

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Stewart Bainum, chairman of choice hotels.

Choice Hotels chairman encourages students to get outside their comfort zone, broaden their experiences and perspectives

Stewart Bainum, chairman of Choice Hotels, joined Judy Olian, president of Quinnipiac, and Monique Drucker, vice president and dean of students, for a conversation on leadership as a part of the university’s presidential speaker series, “The Way Forward.”

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Governor Ned Lamont

Connecticut governor kicks off presidential speaker series with discussion on leadership in times of crisis

Quinnipiac President Judy Olian welcomed Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont for a conversation about leadership in times of crisis. The informal conversation was the kick-off event for the presidential speaker series, “The Way Forward,” with thoughtful conversations about today’s social, economic and health challenges, and the trailblazing ideas that will drive solutions for tomorrow.

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