In accordance with University policy, Gilbert Lectures for the months of March and April, 2020 are cancelled. Announcements regarding rescheduling will be made at the earliest opportunity, but are not expected until after the moratorium on...

  • 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

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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, 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, Amazon.com 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.

Past Events

William H. Bohnett ’70 - CANCELLED (new date TBD)

Fireside Chat - CANCELLED (new date TBD)

Thu, Apr 9, 2020, 4:30 pm

Financial Literacy Day - CANCELLED (new date TBD)

Temp Keller ’98 - CANCELLED (new date TBD)

Student Discussion with Matt Arnold P20

Fri, Mar 6, 2020 (All day)