Jamie Dimon P’07, P’11, Chairman & CEO of JPMorgan Chase, in conversation with Alan Schwartz ’72, Trustee, Executive Chairman, Guggenheim Partners

A discussion about leading through challenging times and the role of the financial sector on the road to recovery.

DukeNY Business Series Event: April 27th, 11am.

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Mary Barra P’19, P’21, Trustee, CEO of General Motors, in conversation with Mychal Harrison ’01, DAA President

A discussion about trends that matter in business today, managing effectively during a crisis, creating an inclusive, values-driven culture, and staying committed to protecting employees and the environment while delivering strong results.

DukeNY Business Conversation series: October 27th, virtual event.


Jeff Blau, CEO of The Related Companies, in conversation with Annika Pergament ’91, Senior Business Anchor at NY1

A conversation about Related’s mission to transform New York and define the future of sustainable cities.

DukeNY Business Conversation series: March 5th, at Simpson Thacher Bartlett.



Adam Silver ’84, Commissioner of the National Basketball Association, interviewed by Laura Gentile-Bagot ’94 of ESPN.

DukeNY Business Conversation series: November 7th, at Simpson Thacher Bartlett.


David Rubenstein Unplugged: A Conversation on Leadership and Inspiration

Featuring David Rubenstein ’70, P’15 for a candid discussion about the qualities that define great leaders, the alchemy that transforms inspiration into success, and the ways he has transformed Duke’s campus to prepare the students of today for the challenges of tomorrow. Moderated by Pam Brecker Hendrickson ’82, P’15, P’19, chief operations officer and vice chairman for strategic initiatives, The Riverside Company.

DukeNY Breakfast Conversation series: Thursday, April 4, 7:15-9AM, at Simpson Thacher Bartlett.



Mary Barra P’19, P’21 and Katy Hollister T’81, P’17, Trustee

A conversation between Mary Barra, Chairman and CEO, General Motors Company, and Katy Hollister, Chief Strategy Officer, Deloitte Tax LLP

Luncheon program: Wednesday, July 18, 2017, 12:15-2pm, at The University Club



Advancing Healthcare: Growing, Sustaining and Financing Innovation

Mary Klotman BS’76, MD’80, HS’80-’85, Dean of the Duke School of Medicine, and Ravi Bellamkonda P’21, Dean of Duke’s Pratt School of Engineering, in conversation with Doug Giordano BSE’84, P’19, Senior Vice President, Pfizer Worldwide Business Development

Evening program and reception: Monday, November 27th, 6:30-8:30PM, Bank of America Tower @ One Bryant Park, 6th Avenue and 42nd Street, New York, NY


Gerald Hassell ’73, in conversation with Paula Arrojo ’92

A conversation between Gerald Hassell ’73, chairman and former CEO of Bank of New York Mellon and Paula Arrojo ’92, managing director, Goldman Sachs

Program: Thursday, October 12, 2017, 7:15-9:00am


A Conversation between Jon Gray P’21 and David Rubenstein T’70

A conversation between Jon Gray P’21 (Blackstone’s global head of real estate) and David Rubenstein ’70 (Carlyle Group’s co-ceo)

Evening program and reception: Tuesday April 18, 2017, 6:30-8:30pm, at New York Athletic Club



Insights into the Chinese Capital Markets

Gao Xiqing, former Vice Chairman, President and CIO of the China Investment Corporation Co-founder of China’s Stock Exchange Executive Council Duke Law ’86 and member of the Duke Board of Trustees in conversation with Gary Parr, Vice Chairman of Lazard Ltd.



Technology Investing

  • Mike Bingle B.S.E.’94 – Managing Partner, Silver Lake Partnerse
  • Dan Dees A.B.’92 – Managing Director and Global Head of Technology, Media & Telecom Investment Banking, Goldman Sachs
  • John Glushik B.S.E.’90 – Venture Partner, Intersouth Partners; Managing Director, Duke Angel Network


Seizing Opportunities in an Energy System in Transition

  • Mark Florian ’80, First Reserve
  • Chris Abbate ’92, Riverstone
  • Isela Bahena ’04, TIAA-CREF
  • Richard Newell, Gendell Professor of Energy and Environmental Economics at the Nicholas School of the Environment and director of the Duke University Energy Initiative



The Role of Hedge Funds in the Evolving Financial Landscape

  • Grant Hill ’94, managing director of Penta Mezzanine Fund
  • Bennett Goodman P’11, P’15; co-founder of GSO Capital Partners and senior managing director of Blackstone
  • Ashok Varadhan ’94, partner and global co-head of the securities division at Goldman Sachs


Preparing Undergraduates for Post-College Careers

Conversation moderated by Duke Provost Peter Lange about the preparation of today’s undergraduates for post-college careers in our rapidly changing and demanding world. Through the lens of the Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative (I&E) and the Duke Financial Economics Center (DFE), Provost Lange highlighted teaching methods and co-curricular initiatives that combine challenging academic work and hands-on experiences, including internships, competitions, and engagement with esteemed practitioners. I&E director Eric Toone, DFE executive director John Caccavale and DFE academic director Emma Rasiel joined Peter in conversation; 23 undergraduates from the Duke in NY: Financial Markets and Institutions semester-away program also were in attendance.



A Discussion on China

  • Mary Brown Bullock, Executive Vice Chancellor, Duke Kunshan University (DKU)
  • Orville Schell, Arthur Ross Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations, Asia Society
  • Alan Schwartz (T’72, Duke Trustee), Executive Chairman, Guggenheim Partners



Julian Robertson, chairman of Tiger Management, with Duke president Richard Brodhead


Duke Professor Dan Ariely