During this fireside chat, serial entrepreneur, inventor, philanthropist, artist, author and WashU alumnus Jim McKelvey (EN’ 87) discussed his new book, The Innovation Stack: Building an Unbeatable Business One Crazy Idea at a Time, with Skandalaris Center Managing Director, II Luscri. View recorded presentation.
This event explored what is being done locally to address COVID-19. Drs. John Tavis and Amelia Pinto discussed the complexities of designing and testing drugs during the COVID-19 pandemic and the promising COVID-19 research underway at Saint Louis University. Tavis focused on the scientific, regulatory and ethical challenges of developing drugs to address the COVID-19 pandemic. […]
Mathematical modeling and algorithmic decision-making is explosively expanding its reach in governance, policy, and across the spectrum of human activity. The law isn’t necessarily catching up very quickly! In this Loeb Lecture, Moon Duchin gave a tour of how mathematicians are using randomized algorithms to track political fairness, and how courts and commissions are trying to […]
In honor of International Women’s Day, this event featured a dynamic panel of female entrepreneurs and innovators, who have risen to the top of their respective organizations. They shared stories, lessons learned, business philosophies, and how their values have impacted their decision-making. Panelists: Jennifer Fuller, BSBA ’03, managing director of financial tech and financial services […]
The Crisis & Conflict in Historical Perspective co-curricular initiative presented a discussion on ‘Israeli National Security: A New Strategy for an Era of Change’ featuring Professor Charles Freilich, former deputy national security advisor in Israel, who currently teaches at Columbia University.
The 2020 Isserman Lecture featured Shima Rostami and Billie Mayo, who shared powerful stories about the intersections of their social justice work in St. Louis and their religious and spiritual practices and beliefs. The lecture was part of Interfaith Week at Washington University in St. Louis. The Rabbi Ferdinand Isserman Lecture is an annual interfaith event […]
This event featured three-time Grammy winner Angélique Kidjo, in conversation with Lauren Eldridge Stewart, assistant professor of ethnomusicology. Born in Benin, Kidjo is a true global superstar who has recorded 13 albums and performed at top venues around the world. Kidjo discussed her career, influences, and musical journey and celebrated the electrifying rhythms, vocals and […]
In recent years, college campuses have come to the forefront of national conversations about sexual assault. Jennifer Hirsch, professor of sociomedical sciences at Columbia University, drew from research for her book, ‘Sexual Citizens: A Landmark Study of Sex, Power, and Assault on Campus’ to address critical questions such as: How can we make college campuses […]
Olusegun Obasanjo, former president of Nigeria, delivered remarks at the 2020 Africa Business Forum opening gala, addressing the forum’s theme, ‘Purpose and Prosperity – Creating Sustainable Impact in Africa.’ An economic innovator and two-time leader of Nigeria, Obasanjo discussed the 5 Ps (politics, population, prosperity, protection, and partnership) for cultivating sustainable impact in Africa and […]