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.
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.