Following University guidelines for fall semester operations, the Gilbert Lectures will resume virtually, making use of the Zoom Webinar platform.  As they are scheduled, upcoming Gilbert Lectures will be added to this page and to the University events...

  • International agreements and coordinated diplomatic pressures will be essential in avoiding indiscriminate use of artificial intelligence in lethal military conflicts, retired Gen. John R. Allen told an audience at Princeton University on Wednesday, Oct. 2.
  • Janina Kugel talks about leadership in the digital age, the importance of lifelong learning, and explains why diverse and agile teams are critical to success.
  • 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

No upcoming events found.

Past Events

Student Discussion with Matt Arnold P20

Fri, Mar 6, 2020 (All day)

Performance and Conversation with Pete Muller ’85

Student Meetings and Events

Mon, Nov 11, 2019 (All day)

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, former NSA Director Admiral Mike Rogers, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Michael Mullen, former NASA Administrator and Astronaut Major General Charlie Bolden, former eBay and Hewlett-Packard President and CEO Meg Whitman ’77, founder Jeff Bezos ’86, Ford Motor Company Executive Bill Ford, Jr. ’79, and Microsoft President Brad Smith ’81, 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.

Mr. Gilbert is the founder, president, and CEO of Field Point Capital Management Company, a private equity firm specializing in the acquisition and active management of businesses. He is the chairman of PASSUR Aerospace, Inc. and a director of Davidson Hubeny Brands. He is the former chairman and CEO of QO Chemicals and the former chairman of the Executive Committee of Dianon Systems, Inc.