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Distinguished Speakers

From renowned entrepreneurs to international corporate leaders, the world’s top business names visit Stanford GSB regularly.

Through lectures, courses taught in partnership with faculty, and a variety of other forums, they provide invaluable real-world insight into critical management issues.

Here are a few of the prominent leaders who have visited Stanford GSB this year.

Al Gore: Leaders Must Supply Vision, Values & Goals
Al Gore
Former Vice President Al Gore speaks to students about leadership, solutions for the climate crisis, and sustainable capitalism.
View From The Top: General (Ret.) Stanley McChrystal
Stanley McChrystal
The retired four-star U.S. Army general discusses essential aspects of leadership such as trust, purpose, and adaptability.
Michelle Rhee: Lead from the Front
Michelle Rhee
Education activist Michelle Rhee stresses the importance of public education, great teachers, and advocating for kids.
View From The Top: Ken Chenault, CEO of American Express
Ken Chenault
The CEO of American Express discusses his leadership challenges and the reasons for American Express' many successes.