Centennial Celebration at HBS

Harvard Business School has laid out a series of special events designed to celebrate the school’s centennial in style. Focusing on innovation and achievement, the activities created for the celebration “Will showcase Harvard Business School’s history of innovative research and teaching and the extraordinary impact of our alumni around the world,” said Jay Light, Dean of Harvard Business School. “Our Centennial also will be an opportunity to ask the important questions that will frame our work over the next century. What is the future of business and business education in a global economy? How can we help shape it?”

The school has announced that throughout the year, faculty, students, staff, and alumni will commemorate 100 years of HBS with a wide and global array of activities, including academic and industry seminars, alumni gatherings, and a business summit in the fall. A new website, Institutional Memory, also highlights significant milestones in the school’s history and provides an interactive forum for dialogue on the major business issues of today and the future.

HBS graduates will celebrate the Centennial through the Global Outreach Program, which will bring together alumni and faculty in 30 countries in a series of events and outreach efforts that will benefit nonprofit organizations in their local communities.

A highlight of the Centennial Celebration will be a global business summit, Leading in Business and Beyond, planned for October. More than 2,000 alumni are expected to attend this event filled with thought-provoking discourse, debate, and insight into important topics facing the global community. Business Summit speakers include the Honorable Palaniappan Chidambaram, Finance Minister of India; Jamie Dimon, Chairman & CEO, JPMorgan Chase; Orit Gadiesh, Chairman, Bain & Company, Inc.; Bill Gates, Chairman, Microsoft Corp.; Jeff Immelt, Chairman & CEO, General Electric Company; and Meg Whitman, President & CEO, eBay.

For further information on these events and all Centennial activities, please visit www.hbs.edu/centennial

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