The Ten Years Hence speaker series explores issues, ideas, and trends likely to affect business and society over the next decade. Students, faculty and the community use guest speaker comments as a springboard for structured speculation about emerging issues and the next ten years.

Ten Years Hence is sponsored by the O'Brien-Smith Leadership Program made possible by a generous endowment from William H. O'Brien (ND '40) and his wife, Dee.  The program is named after their respective parents. The O’Brien-Smith Program endowment provides an opportunity for students and faculty to interact with distinguished leaders from business, government, and non-profit sectors.

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Our Energy Future: The Influence of Climate Change

by Professor Frank Incropera, H. Clifford and Evelyn A. Brosey Professor Emeritus and Matthew H. McCloskey Dean Emeritus, College of Engineering, University of Notre Dame
January 20, 2017

Professor Incropera has had a long-standing interest in basic energy sciences and has authored or co-authored 15 books and more than 200 journal articles in the field. In recent years his work has focused on technology and policy issues associated with a transition to a sustainable energy future, and he is the author of a 2016 book on Climate Change: A Wicked Problem.

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Social Enterprise for Four Changes

by Matt Manos, Founder & Managing Director, Verynice
January 27, 2017

He is the Founder of verynice, a design strategy consultancy that gives half of its work away for free to nonprofit organizations. verynice’s clientele includes Google, UNICEF, and the American Heart Association. To date, verynice has donated over $6MM worth of pro-bono services and initiatives to benefit over 400 organizations across the globe.

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Global Environmental Contextualism
An uncompromised attitude toward environmental sustainability through the study of buildings, cities, culture, and technology

by Gordon Gill, Founding Partner. Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
February 3, 2017

Gordon Gill is one of the world’s preeminent exponents of performance-based architecture. His work, which ranges from the world’s largest buildings to sustainable communities, is driven by his philosophy that there is a purposeful relationship between formal design and performance; and that there is a language of performance, which is the basis of his practice: Form Follows Performance.

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E. & J. Gallo Winery: Looking to Our Core Values of the Past & Present to Create a Sustainability Plan for the Future

by Stephanie Gallo, Vice President of Marketing, E.J. Gallo Winery
February 10, 2017

Stephanie A. Gallo is a Vice President of Marketing for E. & J. Gallo Winery of Modesto, California. The winery, co-founded by Stephanie’s grandfather Ernest and great uncle Julio 83 years ago, is now the largest family-owned winery in the world, exporting wine and spirits to 90 countries.

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Wind, Solar and Storage: A perspective from the Global Leader in Renewables

by Mike O’Sullivan, Senior Vice President, Development, NextEra Energy Resources, LLC
March 31, 2017

Michael (Mike) O’Sullivan is senior vice president of development at NextEra Energy Resources, the nation’s leader in producing electricity from clean and renewable fuels and also the world leader in producing electricity from the wind and sun.

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by Chris Walker, Director, North America, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) - LECTURE CANCELED
April 7, 2017

Since, October 2014, Chris serves as the World Business Council for Sustainable Development as the Director, North America based in New York City. As part of his role, he manages the organization’s relationship with approximately 40 Fortune 500 companies with headquarters in North America and leads WBCSD’s engagement of the Financial and ICT sectors.

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Ten (Plus) Years Hence in Energy: Meeting the Climate Change Challenge

by Gerard M. Anderson, Chairman and CEO, DTE Energy
April 21, 2017


Gerard M. Anderson is chairman and chief executive officer of DTE Energy, a Detroit based diversified energy company involved in the development and management of energy-related businesses and services nationwide. DTE Energy’s operating units include an electric utility serving 2.2 million customers in Southeastern Michigan and a natural gas utility serving 1.2 million customers in Michigan.

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Water, Energy & 21st Century Solutions

by Jon Freedman, Vice President, Global Partnerships, Government Affairs
April 28, 2017

Jon Freedman is based in Washington, DC, where he leads global partnerships and government affairs for GE’s water business. Previously, he was the project leader responsible for developing GE’s global environmental sustainability initiative now called ecomagination*. 

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The Ten Years Hence speaker series explores issues, ideas, and trends likely to affect business and society over the next decade. Students, faculty and the community use guest speaker comments as a springboard for structured speculation about emerging issues and the next ten years.
Ten Years Hence is sponsored by the O'Brien-Smith Leadership Program made possible by a generous endowment from William H. O'Brien (ND '40) and his wife, Dee.  The program is named after their respective parents. The O’Brien-Smith Program endowment provides an opportunity for students and faculty to interact with distinguished leaders from business, government, and non-profit sectors.

How to Future-Proof yourself for Tomorrow’s Workplace

by Dr. Karie Willyerd, Workplace Futurist, Success Factors, a subsidiary of SAP
February 5, 2016

Karie is a Workplace Futurist at SuccessFactors, an SAP human capital software company.

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How innovation will impact the recruitment, development and incentivize employees

by Viv Goldstein, Director, Innovation Acceleration, GE, Co-Founder, FastWorks
February 19, 2016

Viv Goldstein is Director, Innovation Acceleration, GE. She is the co-founder of FastWorks, a platform that applies entrepreneurial tools, processes and culture across GE.

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Transformational Change in Healthcare: What it means for you, for business and for the government

by Elizabeth Heller Allen, Senior Vice President, External Affairs, The MetroHealth System
February 26, 2016

Elizabeth Allen is an experienced multi-industry communications and marketing/branding executive with Fortune 100, growing Fortune 500 companies and not-for-profit healthcare organizations.  Her special expertise is with CEOs who were game changers in their industry or who wanted to significantly transform market position and perception.

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The Evolution of Communication at Target

by Dustee Tucker Jenkins, Senior Vice President, Communications, Target
March 18, 2016

Dustee Tucker Jenkins is senior vice president of communications at Target. She joined the company in 2010. 

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Managing Careers in a Disruptive Age

by Richard Marshall, Global Managing Director, Corporate Affairs Center of Expertise, Korn Ferry
April 1, 2016

Richard S. Marshall is the Global Managing Director of the Corporate Affairs Center of Expertise at Korn Ferry based out of the New York and San Francisco offices.

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by George Logothetis, Chairman & CEO, Libra Group
April 8, 2016

George Logothetis is Chairman and CEO of the Libra Group, an international business group comprising 30 subsidiaries active in 35 countries across six continents.

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Internet of Things and the Future of Work

by Bill Chamberlin, Principal Analyst, IBM Corporate Market Research & Member, IBM Academy of Technology
April 22, 2016

Bill Chamberlin is Principal Analyst, IBM Corporate Market Research and Member, IBM Academy of Technology.

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Impact Investing and the Catholic Social Tradition

by Sister Helen Alford, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, The Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas
February 13, 2015

Sr. Helen Alford is an Ordinary Professor of Economics and Ethics and Vice Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas (the “Angelicum”), where she is also Director of the Master’s program in "Management and Corporate Social Responsibility".

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Creating a New Catholic Financial Ecosystem

by Michael J. Schierl, Founder of Immaculata Law Firm and Julius Capital
February 20, 2015

Michael J. Schierl is the founder of Immaculata Law Firm, LLC (www.immaculaw.com) and the Julius Capital group of companies (www.juliuscapital.com), which work together to deliver Turnkey Funding Solutions For Catholic Organizations.  ImmacuLaw employs attorneys licensed in IL, NY, WI, KS, TX, AZ (and shortly FL and MI).  Julius Capital provides fundraising, insurance and business services and operates a credit enhancement fund.

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Impact Investing and Your Career

by Dr. Mark Albion, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, More Than Money Careers, LLC
March 20, 2015

Dr. Mark S. Albion is a former Harvard Business School professor, New York Times Best Selling author and national entrepreneur of the year. His thirty years in social enterprise includes as Faculty Founder of Net Impact, and co-founder and current chair of More Than Money Careers, an award-winning e-learning platform for over 165,000 university social impact job seekers in 2014. 

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Investing with Impact - New Frontiers in Finance

by Tara Kenney, Managing Director, Deutsche Asset and Wealth Management, Inc.
March 27, 2015

Tara C. Kenney joined Deutsche Asset and Wealth Management in 1987 and has 30 years of industry experience.  Prior to her current role, Tara served as the Co-Head of the Global Client Group for Latin America, directing the Company's new business efforts in the region.    

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Investment for the Poor: A Discussion of How Investments Can Serve Social Development

by Dr. Mirza Jahani, CEO, Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A.
April 10, 2015

Dr. Mirza Jahani is Chief Executive Officer of Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. (AKF USA). Since joining AKF USA in November 2009, Mirza has focused on widening and deepening partnerships with US-based organizations, strengthening support to Aga Khan Development Network’s (AKDN) civil society development portfolio and promoting impact investments for AKDN projects in Africa and Asia as a way to boost development resources and foster public-private partnerships.

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Financing Impact: Paving the Way Towards a More Sustainable World

by Jozef Henriquez, Inter-American Development Bank, Chief, Syndications Unit
April 17, 2015

Jozef Henriquez is Head of Syndications in the Structured & Corporate Finance Department at the Inter-American Development Bank, where he is responsible for all mobilization efforts under the institution’s Non-Sovereign Guaranteed Loan and Guarantee programs. 

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Impact Investing: Affordable Housing in the U.S.

by Anthony Jowid, COO & Principal, Allied Argenta, LLC
April 24, 2015

Anthony Jowid is the Chief Operating Officer and a Principal of Allied Argenta – a boutique real estate development company focused on affordable, multi-family apartments throughout the Western United States. Mr. Jowid is part of the leadership team focused on overall company strategies, acquisitions, operations, construction and asset management. 

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The Future of Energy

by Robert Schleckser, Vice President and Treasurer, ExxonMobil Corporation
JANUARY 31, 2014

Robert Schleckser is Vice President and Treasurer for Exxon Mobil Corporation. Schleckser joined Exxon Research and Engineering Company in 1978 as a Process Engineer. In his career of thirty-five years, Schleckser has had a variety of management positions in Engineering, Planning, Refining, Supply/Logistics, Corporate Finance, Shipping, Banking/Cash Management, Investor Relations, and Controllers. 

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Conversations for the Future of Business

by Lloyd Adams, Chief Operating Officer for SAP Americas' Regulated Industries
FEBRUARY 7, 2014

Lloyd Adams is the Chief Operating Officer for SAP Americas' Regulated Industries team, which is comprised of the Healthcare, Federal Civilian, Department of Defense, Aerospace & Defense, State and Local Government, Higher Education, and Utilities markets.

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Diversity in the Armed Forces: Moving From Integration to Inclusion

by Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson, Superintendent, United States Air Force Academy
FEBRUARY 21, 2014

Prior to her selection to be the nineteenth Superintendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Lt. Gen. Johnson was the Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations and Intelligence, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Casteau, Belgium. 

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by John Gordon, Vice President of Marketing & Strategy, IBM, Watson Solutions Division
MARCH 21, 2014

John Gordon is the Vice President of Marketing & Strategy IBM's Watson Solutions Division. John has the responsibility to develop the end-to-end business model for transforming the innovations created by IBM Watson into a strategic set of industry solutions.

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The World Through Arab Eyes

by Prof. Shibley Telhami, Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development,University of Maryland
APRIL 4, 2014

Shibley Telhami is the Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development at the University of Maryland, College Park, and non-resident senior fellow at the Saban Center at the Brookings Institution. Before coming to the University of Maryland, he taught at several universities, including Cornell University, the Ohio State University, the University of Southern California, Princeton University, Columbia University, Swarthmore College, and the University of California at Berkeley, where he received his doctorate in political science. 

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The Future of Work

by Michael Merk, Director, Corporate Communications, Steelcase, Inc.
APRIL 11, 2014

Michael Merk is director of Corporate Communications for Steelcase Inc., the global leader in the office furniture industry. Steelcase Inc. helps create great experiences – wherever work happens. Our brands offer a comprehensive portfolio of workplace furnishings, products and services, inspired by 100 years of insight gained serving the world’s leading organizations.

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The Future of Water

by Jon Freedman, Global Government Affairs Leader, GE Power & Water, Water & Process Technologies
APRIL 25, 2014

As the global government affairs leader for GE Power & Water, Water & Process Technologies, Jon Freedman monitors and shapes domestic and international water policies and helps GE Power & Water develop technology collaborations with government entities. Jon also co-leads GE’s Natural Gas Policy Working Group. 

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How Faith, Religion and the Role of Divinity will Influence our Lives, Society and Economy
by Professors Larry Cunningham, Tzvi Novick, James VanderKam and A. Rashied Omar , Department of Theology and Kroc Institute, University of Notre Dame
JANUARY 18, 2013
Professors Larry Cunningham, Tzvi Novick, James VanderKam and A. Rashied Omar 
Panel Members: Professors Lawrence Cunningham, Tzvi Novick and James VanderKam, Department of Theology; and A. Rashied Omar, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.
by Roxanne Spillett, former President & CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of America
FEBRUARY 8, 2013
Roxanne  Spillett
Roxanne Spillett, in her 16 year tenure as President & CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of America, led the most successful transformation of what is today one of the Top Ten nonprofit organizations in America. 
Making Fun Functional
by Julia Silverman, Co-Founder, Uncharted Play
FEBRUARY 15, 2013
Julia Silverman
Julia Silverman is the Co-Founder and Chief Social Officer of Uncharted Play–a new kind of social enterprise that would show the world that doing good and doing good business need not be mutually exclusive.
Global Commons
by Leo Burke, Director of Integral Leadership, Executive Education, Mendoza College of Business
FEBRUARY 22, 2013
Leo Burke
Leo Burke is Director of Integral Leadership at the Mendoza College of Business, the University of Notre Dame. He also directs the Global Commons Initiative at Notre Dame.
by Ellen Gustafson, Co-Founder, Feed Projects; Founder and Executive Director, 30 Project
MARCH 22, 2013
Ellen Gustafson
Ellen Gustafson is an internationally recognized sustainable food system activist, an award winning innovator, and a social entrepreneur of Global proportions. She is the Founder and Executive Director of the 30 Project, a new organization aimed at connecting global hunger and obesity while crowd-sourcing long-term food system change. 
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by Matthew Breitfelder, Managing Director, Global Human Resources, BlackRock
APRIL 12, 2013
Matthew Breitfelder
Matthew Breitfelder is Managing Director, Global Human Resources, at BlackRock, the world’s largest investment management firm, with more than $9 billion in revenue and $3.7 trillion in assets under management.
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by Patricia Dinneen, Managing Director, Siguler Guff & Company
APRIL 26, 2013
Patricia Dinneen
Patricia Dinneen is the Managing Director at Siguler Guff & Company, a global multi-strategy private equity investment firm with over $10.0 billion in assets under management. She has focused on Emerging Markets for most of her 36-year career. 



Innovation in Global Health
by Andrew Serazin, D.Phil., Senior Program Officer, Global Health Discovery, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
FEBRUARY 3, 2012
Andrew  Serazin, D.Phil.
Andrew Serazin is the Senior Program Officer for Global Health Discovery at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation leading a team new scientific approaches and technologies for maternal, neonatal, and child health. He founded and led Grand Challenges Explorations, an early-stage medical research fund. 
Managing Beyond the Point of No Return
by Erik Peterson, Managing Director, Global Business Policy Council, A.T. Kearney
FEBRUARY 10, 2012
Erik Peterson
Erik Peterson is director of A.T. Kearney’s Global Business Policy Council, a strategic advisory service specifically designed for the world’s top CEOs and business-minded thought leaders.
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by Rev. Larry Snyder, President, Catholic Charities USA
FEBRUARY 17, 2012
Rev. Larry Snyder
On February 2005, Rev. Larry Snyder took the helm of Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA)—the national office of more than 1,700 local Catholic Charities agencies and institutions nationwide that provide help and create hope for more than 9.25 million people a year, regardless of their religious, social, or economic backgrounds.
Social Innovation
by Michele Leaman, Changemaker Campus Consortium Director, Ashoka
MARCH 23, 2012
Michele Leaman
Michèle Leaman is the Changemaker Campus Consortium Director at Ashoka where she works with faculty, administrators, and students to change complex institutional systems to become more supportive environments for social entrepreneurship and changemaking. 
Innovations in City Government
by Pete Buttigieg, Mayor, City of South Bend
MARCH 30, 2012
Pete Buttigieg
Mayor Pete Buttigieg is the chief executive of the City of South Bend. As mayor, Buttigieg supervises the enforcement of municipal codes and state laws, appoints and supervises department officers, and communicates with the Common Council on financial issues and policy affairs. 
Healthcare Innovations
by Javon Bea, President & CEO, Mercy Health System
APRIL 13, 2012
Javon Bea
Javon Bea is President and CEO of Mercy Health System, a vertically integrated health system in southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois headquartered in Janesville, WI. Javon has 30 years experience in the national health care arena, having served at prestigious and well-respected medical centers throughout the country.
Business and Social Innovation
by Fred Dust, Partner, IDEO
APRIL 20, 2012
Fred Dust
A Partner at IDEO, Fred Dust leads Systems at Scale, the group responsible for helping clients with large, systemic questions about infrastructure, from governmental shifts to behavioral change and beyond. 



Harnessing the Power of Business for Good

by Jay Coen Gilbert, Co-Founder, B Lab
JANUARY 21, 2011

Jay Coen Gilbert
Jay Coen Gilbert is the co-Founder of B Lab.  B Lab is a nonprofit organization dedicated to using the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. 

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From Individual Conscience to Institutional Accountability. The Evolution of Sustainable Investing

by Barbara Krumsiek, President and CEO, Calvert
JANUARY 28, 2011

Barbara Krumsiek
Barbara J. Krumsiek is Chair, CEO and President of Calvert Group, Ltd., a leading investment management firm headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland. Calvert manages over $14 billion in assets in over 50 portfolios, including award-winning fixed income portfolios and a full family of sustainable and responsible equity mutual funds.

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The Role of Business in Building Sustainable Organizations and Society
by Peter Senge, Senior Lecturer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Founding Chair of SoL, the Society for Organizational Learning
FEBRUARY 4, 2011
Peter Senge
Peter M. Senge, Ph.D. is a Senior Lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also Founding Chair of SoL, the Society for Organizational Learning, a global community of corporations, researchers, and consultants dedicated to the "interdependent development of people and their institutions."
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The Future of American Business, the Path to a Sustainable and Just Economy

by Jeffrey Hollender, Co-Founder and former President and CEO, Seventh Generation
FEBRUARY 18, 2011

Jeffrey Hollender
Jeffrey Hollender is the Co-Founder and former President and CEO of Seventh Generation, the leading brand of natural household products in the United States.  

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Sustainable Agriculture: Why It Matters

by Jerry Steiner, Executive Vice President, Sustainability & Corporate Affairs, The Monsanto Company
MARCH 4, 2011

Jerry Steiner
Jerry Steiner is Executive Vice President, Sustainability & Corporate Affairs, with responsibility to lead The Monsanto Company's sustainability strategy and global corporate government, public and industry affairs, and develop value-added business with key food industry companies.

Creating the Future-The Path from Student to Sustainable Business Advantage

by Dave Stangis, Vice President – Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainability, Campbell Soup Company
APRIL 1, 2011

Dave Stangis
Dave Stangis is Vice President of CSR and Sustainability for the Campbell Soup Company. Campbell's is the world's largest soup manufacturer, and comprises other brands such as Pepperidge Farm, V8, Pace, Prego and Swanson.

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 Keeping the Faith in Capitalism
by Marc Gunther, Contributing Editor, FORTUNE Magazine
APRIL 8, 2011
Marc Gunther
Marc Gunther writes and speaks about business and sustainability. He is a contributing editor at FORTUNE magazine, a senior writer at Greenbiz.com and a blogger at www.marcgunther.com.
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"The Ascent of Money" Panel Discussion (Part I)

by Scott Malpass and Richard Mendenhall, Vice President and Chief Investment Officer and Fred V. Duda Professor in Business and Finance Department Chair
JANUARY 22, 2010
Scott Malpass and Richard Mendenhall
The Ascent of Money: Boom and Bust is a groundbreaking documentary that examines the creation of the economic system by taking viewers on a global trek through the history of money. Hosted by Harvard Professor Niall Ferguson, the film delves into how money has shaped human affairs, even up to the present-day sub-prime mortgage crisis and the ensuing economic meltdown. Shown in two parts, the first installment is followed by a discussion led by Scott C. Malpass, vice president and chief investment officer at the University of Notre Dame, and  Professor Rick Mendenhall, the Fred V. Duda Professor in Business and Finance Department Chair. The entire documentary can be viewed at:http://www.pbs.org/wnet/ascentofmoney/featured/watch-the-two-hour-the-ascent-of-money/24/ 
"The Ascent of Money" Panel Discussion (Part II)
by John W. Rosenthal, Sr. and Paul H. Schultz, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Member of Rosenthal Partners Capital Advisors LLC and the John W. and Maude Clark Professor of Finance
FEBRUARY 5, 2010
John W. Rosenthal, Sr.  and Paul H. Schultz
In Part II of the discussion about capitalism, the documentary “The Ascent of Money” explores the forces behind market bubbles and crashes. Finance Professor Paul Schultz and banking executive John Rosenthal lead a panel discussion that looks more specifically into some of the film’s contentions. The entire documentary can be viewed at:http://www.pbs.org/wnet/ascentofmoney/featured/watch-the-two-hour-the-ascent-of-money/24/ 
From Here to Conscious Capitalism: Getting There with the Design Approach!!
by Fred Dust, Partner and Practice Lead, IDEO
FEBRUARY 12, 2010
Fred  Dust
Fred Dust is a Partner and a Practice Lead for IDEO, the global design and innovation firm. At IDEO, Fred leads
Systems at Scale, the group responsible for helping clients with large systemic infrastructural questions from governmental shifts, to behavior change, and beyond.
The Evolving Media and Its Consequences for American Society
by Harris Diamond, Chief Executive Officer, Weber Shandwick
FEBRUARY 26, 2010
Harris Diamond
Harris Diamond is the chief executive officer of Weber Shandwick, the world's leading public relations firm. As part of this role, Harris provides high-level strategic communications counsel to an array of clients. Under his direction, the firm has received numerous industry honors and accolades for its work including being named the 2009 “Global Agency of the Year” by The Holmes Report and receiving the gold medal for PRWeek UK’s 2009 Global Agency Report Card.
by Hazel Henderson, founder of Ethical Markets Media, LLC
MARCH 19, 2010
Hazel Henderson
Hazel Henderson, D.Sc.Hon., FRSA, is a futurist, evolutionary economist and author of nine books including the Axiom and Nautilus award-winning book Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy (2006). She is the founder of Ethical Markets Media, LLC, and creator of its TV series.
Conscious Capitalism
by John Mackey, Chairman and CEO of Whole Foods Market
MARCH 26, 2010
John Mackey
John Mackey is the Chairman and CEO of Whole Foods Market.  He has devoted the better part of his 56 years to the seemingly friendly and peace-loving world of selling natural foods. 
Transparency, Technology and Globalization
by Catherine Mathis, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Standard & Poor’s
APRIL 16, 2010
Catherine Mathis
Catherine J. Mathis was named senior vice president, marketing and communications for Standard & Poor’s in September 2009.  She is a member of the Company’s senior management team and serves as S&P’s primary spokesperson.


Peering into the Green Future: The Trends and Innovations Forging an Abundant Society in Balance with Nature
by Josh Dorfman, Founder and CEO, Vivavi
JANUARY 16, 2009
Josh Dorfman
Josh Dorfman is an environmental entrepreneur, media personality and author of The Lazy Environmentalist: Your Guide to Easy, Stylish, Green Living. He is also the founder and CEO of Vivavi, a retailer of green furniture and of the website ModernGreenLiving.com, a green real estate directory for homeowners.
Foresight Development in a World of Accelerating Change: Thoughts from an Evo Devo Futurist
by John Smart, President, Acceleration Studies Foundation
JANUARY 23, 2009
John Smart
John Smart is founder and president of the Acceleration Studies Foundation, a nonprofit community that seeks to help individuals better understand and manage continuous accelerating change. He is a future and systems theorist who studies science and technological culture with an emphasis on accelerating change, evolutionary development, and human-independent machine learning.
Energy Sustainability- A View to 2030
by Patrick T. Mulva, Vice President and Controller, Exxon Mobil Corporation
FEBRUARY 6, 2009
Patrick T. Mulva
Patrick T. Mulva is vice president and controller of ExxonMobil Corp. in Irving, Texas. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from the University of Texas-San Antonio. He joined Exxon Mobil in 1976 as a financial analyst and held positions including vice president-investor relations and secretary. He was elected to his current position in 2004. He is chairman of the American Petroleum Institute’s General Committee on Finance and is a member of the Financial Executives International.
Sustainability; Past, Present, and Future from a Corporate View
by Jean Sweeney, Vice President, Environmental, Health, and Safety Operations of 3M
FEBRUARY 13, 2009
Jean  Sweeney
Jean Sweeney is vice president of Environmental, Health and Safety Operation at 3M Corp., based in St. Paul, Minn. Her assignments with 3M have included product development and manufacturing management. She has served as manufacturing director for 3M Australia and managing director of 3M Taiwan.
Keeping America Great
by David Walker, President and CEO, Peter G. Peterson Foundation
FEBRUARY 20, 2009
David Walker
As president and CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, David Walker advocates increasing public awareness of several key challenges in America's future, and encourages grassroots efforts to pressure Washington to act. He was Comptroller General of the United States and head of the Government Accountability Office from 1998 to 2008. Prior to his appointment to the GAO, Walker served as a partner and global managing director of Arthur Andersen LLP and in several government leadership positions. He is the subject of the critically acclaimed 2008 documentary film on the national debt, “I.O.U.S.A.”
Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility: The McDonald’s Story
by Jack Daly, Senior Vice President - Corporate Relations and Chief Communications Officer, McDonald's Corporation
MARCH 20, 2009
Jack Daly
Jack Daly serves as senior vice president – Corporate Relations for McDonald’s Corporation. He is responsible for McDonald's global communications, which includes media relations, marketing communications, public relations, education initiatives, internal communications and government relations.
Peering into the Green Future: The Trends and Innovations Forging an Abundant Society in Balance with Nature
by Edie Weiner, President and Author, Weiner, Edrich, Brown, Inc.
APRIL 17, 2009
Edie Weiner
Edie Weiner is president of Weiner, Edrich, Brown, Inc., a futurist consulting group formed in 1977 that serves more than 300 clients in business, academia and government in identifying opportunities in marketing, product development, strategic planning, investments, human resources, public affairs and advertising. A contributor to publications including Harvard Business Review, The Futurist, and The Wall Street Journal, she is the co-author of several books including Insider’s Guide to the Future and FutureThink: How to Think Clearly in a Time of Change.


Seven Revolutions
by Erik Peterson, Senior Vice President and Director, Global Strategy Institute, CSIS
FEBRUARY 1, 2008
Erik Peterson
Erik Peterson is senior vice president at CSIS, where he is director of the Global Strategy Institute. As director, he heads the "Seven Revolutions Initiative," an internationally recognized effort to identify and project global trends to the year 2025
Globalization and Finance: The future of Islamic finance as an ethical investment
by Karen Hunt Ahmed, Department of Finance, DePaul University
FEBRUARY 22, 2008
Karen Hunt Ahmed
On Feb. 22, 2008, Karen Hunt-Ahmed, assistant professor of Finance at DePaul University, presented "Globalization and Finance: The Future of Islamic Finance as an Ethical Investment,"
The Economics of Immigration and Immigration Policy
by George Borjas, Professor Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
MARCH 14, 2008
George Borjas
On March 14, 2008, George Borjas, professor of Economics and Social Policy at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, presented, "The Economics of Immigration and Immigration Policy,"
Convention on the Global Commons
by James B. Quilligan, Managing Director, Centre for Global Negotiations
MARCH 28, 2008
James B. Quilligan
 James Bernard Quilligan has been an analyst and administrator in the field of international development since 1975. He has served as policy advisor and writer for many international politicians and leaders, including Pierre Trudeau, François Mitterand, Edward Heath, Julius Nyerere, Olof Palme, Willy Brandt, Jimmy Carter and Tony Blair.
Energy Security
by General James L Jones, President and CEO, U.S. Chamber Institute for 21st Century Energy
APRIL 4, 2008
General James L Jones
General (Ret.) James L. Jones is president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber Institute for 21st Century Energy.  He is responsible for executing the Institute's strategic mission of uniting energy consumers and producers in a common cause-to expand America's supply of affordable, clean and secure energy for our economy, to protect our environment, and to provide for our national security.
Green is the "New Black" But Will it Stay in Style?
by Anne Thompson, Chief Environmental Correspondent, NBC News
APRIL 11, 2008
Anne Thompson
Anne Thompson was named NBC News' chief environmental affairs correspondent in April 2007. She will report on such issues as alternative fuels, global warming, land usage and new technologies for all NBC News broadcasts including "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams," "Today," on MSNBC, and online at msnbc.com.
Terrorism: Looking Ahead Through Patterns of the Past
by Rev. Edward A. (Monk) Malloy, President Emeritus, University of Notre Dame
APRIL 25, 2008
Rev. Edward A. (Monk) Malloy
The Rev. Edward A. Malloy, C.S.C., completed his 18th and final year as president of the University of Notre Dame on July 1, 2005. He now serves as president emeritus. As the University's 16th president, Father Malloy was elected by the Board of Trustees in 1986, having served five years as vice president and associate provost. Father Malloy is a full professor in the Department of Theology and has been a member of the faculty since 1974


America in 2017: Making Tough Choices Today Can Help Save our Future
by David Walker, Ten Points About the U.S. Fiscal Condition
JANUARY 26, 2007
David Walker
David M. Walker began his 15-year term as Comptroller General of the United States in November 1998. He is also the head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), a legislative branch agency that examines how taxpayer dollars are spent and advises lawmakers and agency heads on ways to make government work better.
Emergence of the Fusion Economy
by Dr. David Martin, CEO, M-CAM
FEBRUARY 9, 2007
Dr. David Martin
Dr. David Martin is an expert in domestic and international technology transfer and in patent enforcement and issuance. He is the founding CEO of M-CAM, a Charlottesville, Va., corporation that has developed and commercialized the world's first intellectual property characterization and monetization technology.
Climate Change, an Uncertain Future
by Dr. Patrick Minnis, NASA Langley Research Center
MARCH 2, 2007
Dr. Patrick Minnis
Dr. Patrick Minnis is involved in the study of remote sensing of the atmosphere and the Earth's surface. His research focuses on the characterization and measurement of clouds, aerosols and radiation for the study of climate. He leads a team that has major research responsibilities for the development and application of advanced data analysis techniques to interpret satellite measurements of clouds and radiative characteristics of the Earth.
Up Front on the Future of Global Security
by Richard B. Myers, Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
MARCH 30, 2007
Richard B. Myers
Gen. Richard B. Myers served as the 15th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 2001-2005. As the nation's highest-ranking military officer, Myers led America's global war on terrorism and the fight against the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.
Radical Evolution
by Joel Garreau, Report & Editor, The Washington Post
APRIL 13, 2007
Joel Garreau
Joel Garreau's newest book, Radical Evolution: The Promise and Peril of Enhancing Our Minds, Our Bodies – and What It Means to Be Human , looks at altering human nature. Garreau also wrote the critically acclaimed book, The Nine Nations of North America, and Edge City: Life on the New Frontier, a work termed a "groundbreaking" by The New York Times.
Immigration Reform - The New Face of America
by Honorable Romano L. Mazzoli, Former member, U.S. House of Representatives
APRIL 20, 2007
Honorable Romano  L. Mazzoli
The Honorable Romano L. Mazzoli's public service includes two years of active duty in the U.S. Army, 1954-1956, election to the Kentucky State Senate where he served from 1968 to 1970, and election to the U.S. House of Representatives where he represented Kentucky's Third Congressional District from 1971 to his retirement in 1995.


Seven Revolutions
by Erik Peterson, Senior Vice President The Center for Strategic and International Studies
MARCH 3, 2006
Erik Peterson
Erik Peterson is senior vice president at CSIS and director of the Seven Revolutions Initiative, a broad-based effort to forecast key trends out to the year 2025. He also holds the William A. Schreyer Chair in Global Analysis, an endowed position named in honor of the Merrill Lynch chairman emeritus and CSIS Executive Committee member.
Technology and Talent: Reshaping Global Architectures
by John Hagel III, Consultant and Author
MARCH 24, 2006
John Hagel III
 John Hagel III has written several books, including Net Gain, Net Worth, Out of the Box and The Only Sustainable Edge, which he co-authored with John Seely Brown. Hagel also has written numerous articles for business publications such as Harvard Business Review and the Wall Street Journal.
Four Paths to Four Futures
by John Petersen, President, The Arlington Institute
MARCH 31, 2006
John Petersen
  He is the founder of the Arlington Institute, a nonprofit, future-oriented research organization; a contributor to Professional Pilot Magazine; the director of the Charles A. Lindbergh and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation; a member of the Global Business Network; and a Fellow of the World Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Public Health Issues in the Future: American and Beyond
by Dr. James Curran, Dean, Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University
APRIL 7, 2006
Dr. James Curran
James Curran currently serves as chair of the board of Population Health and Public Health Practice. Prior to his arrival at Emory University, Dr. Curran worked for the Center for Disease Control, where he led the agency's HIV research and prevention activities.
Future Government and Public Policy
by William McGurn, Chief Speechwriter, Office of the Presidential Speechwriter
APRIL 21, 2006
William McGurn
William McGurn previously served as an executive in the Office of the Chairman at News Corporation. Prior to that, he was the chief editorial writer for the Wall Street Journal and a member of its editorial board.


Policies to Prepare for Growing Old in an Aging America
by Dr. Robert J. Willis, Professor of Economics University of Michigan
JANUARY 21, 2005
Dr. Robert J. Willis
 Dr. Robert Willis, economics professor at the University of Michigan and director of the multidisciplinary Health and Retirement Study.
Long Range Global Challenges and Their Implications for Business
by Jerome Clayton Glenn, Director, The Millennium Project
FEBRUARY 4, 2005
Jerome Clayton Glenn
Jerome Glenn is the executive director of the American Council for the United Nations University. He has 30 years of experience in future-oriented research for the U.S. government and international organizations.
The Future of Water
by George Oliver, GE Infrastructure Water & Process Technologies
FEBRUARY 11, 2005
George Oliver
George Oliver joined General Electric as a member of the Manufacturing Development Program, a precursor to today's Operations Leadership Management Program. 
by Dr. August Watanabe,
FEBRUARY 18, 2005
Dr. August Watanabe
August Watanabe is a cardiologist who formerly served as a full-time faculty member of Indiana University School of Medicine. He has served as a member of the board of trustees of the American College of Cardiology and as a member of the board of directors of the American Heart Association.
Ross Pillari
by Ross Pillari, President, BP of America
MARCH 18, 2005
Ross Pillari
Ross Pillari is a member of the board of directors of the American Petroleum Institute, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Foreign Policy Association, the Alliance to Save Energy and the Baker Institute Energy Forum.
Fundamentalism, Peace and the Middle East
by Dr. Shibley Telhami, Anwar Sadat Professor of Peace and Development at the University of Maryland
APRIL 8, 2005
Dr. Shibley Telhami
Shibley Telhami is a non-resident senior fellow at the Saban Center at the Brookings Institution. In addition to teaching at the University of Maryland, he taught at Cornell University, Ohio State University, Princeton University and several other institutions of higher learning.