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  • Former Canadian Foreign Service Officer Jeremy Kinsman ’63 discusses Canada’s perspective on multilateralism and human rights defense in the era of populist nationalism.
  • Behavioral economist and American Enterprise Institute president Arthur Brooks discusses "The Art of Happiness" weaving together prominent works of art, music, poetry, eastern and western philosophy, and the latest in the science of human happiness.
  • Microsoft President Brad Smith ’81 S81 P15 spoke to a packed audience of more than 500 people in McCosh Hall on Thursday, March 1 on "The Rise of Artificial Intelligence: Who Will Have Jobs in the Future?"
  • Maj. Gen. Charles Frank Bolden, Jr. (USMC-ret.), administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) under President Barack Obama and former astronaut, delivered a public lecture on Wednesday, Feb. 14.
  • 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.

Upcoming Events

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About the Gilbert Lecture Series

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.


About G. S. Beckwith Gilbert ’63

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.

Past Events

Jeremy K. B. Kinsman ’63

Wed, Oct 10, 2018, 4:30 pm

Michael E. Novogratz ’87

Mon, Apr 30, 2018, 4:30 pm

David W. R. Purdie

Wed, Apr 11, 2018, 4:30 pm

Dr. Arthur C. Brooks P20

Tue, Mar 27, 2018, 4:30 pm

Brad Smith ’81 S81 P15

Thu, Mar 1, 2018, 4:30 pm