Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google, Inc., and a member of Princeton’s Class of 1976, gave a preview of the future during an April 30 Gilbert Lecture about the increasingly interconnected relationship between humans and machines.
Mark Wilf, a principal of the family-owned Garden Homes real estate firm, owner/president of the Minnesota Vikings football team, and a member of Princeton’s Class of 1984, spoke on “Business, Football, and Tzedakah: A Tiger’s Journey” on April 21, 2015.
“Challenges and Opportunities in an Interconnected World”
Admiral Michael Rogers, Commander, U.S. Cyber Command; Director, National Security Agency; and Chief, Central Security Service, spoke on Tuesday, March 10, 2015.
Based on four decades of experience as a technology entrepreneur, Thomas Siebel shared insights on the formation, planning, and operation of successful technology companies during a February 26 Gilbert Lecture.
Founded in 1988, the Gilbert Lecture Series was established by G. S. Beckwith Gilbert of the Class of 1963 to bring innovative leaders in business, government, and the professions to the Princeton campus to discuss their ventures and the insights gained in their careers.
Lecturers have included former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Bill Simon, former U.S. Senator Paul Sarbanes ’54, Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos ’86, former eBay President and CEO and current Hewlett-Packard President and CEO Meg Whitman ’77, and Ford Motor Company Executive Bill Ford, Jr. ’79, among many others.
A magna cum laude graduate of Princeton, Beck Gilbert received his MBA in 1967 from New York University. He is an honorary member of the Weill Cornell School of Medicine Class of 2004. In 2006, Mr. Gilbert received an MS in immunology, with a focus on cancer, from Rockefeller University.
Chairman Emeritus of the Board of the Harvard Medical School Fellows, he currently serves as a Director of the Yale Cancer Institute, and the Cancer Research Institute.