The Robert P. Maxon Lecture


The Robert P. Maxon Lectureship was established through Dorothy Maxon’s generous endowment gift to the School of Business in honor of her husband, Robert P. Maxon, B.A. ’48. A distinguished GW alumnus, Robert P. Maxon valiantly served his country in WWII and went on to serve in several executive positions for Mobil, retiring as general manager of worldwide corporate public relations. The annual lecture features prominent executives and academics making presentations on contemporary global management issues. The lectureship are designed to add depth to the understanding of the next generation of global business leaders.



2016 | Medical Innovation, Social Responsibility & Economic Realities
George A. Scangos | Biogen, Inc.

2016 | the 17th Annual Maxon Lecture


George A. Scangos • CEO, Biogen Inc.

Medical Innovation, Social Responsibility & Economic Realities: Responsibly Creating a Healthier Future

March 30th, 2016




2015 | How Entrepreneurs & Business Builders Change the World
Jim Clifton | Gallup, Inc.

2015 | the 16th Annual Maxon Lecture


Jim Clifton • Chairman & CEO, Gallup Inc.

How Entrepreneurs and Business Builders Change the World

March 17th, 2015




2014 | People Driving Change: Turnaround Management
Sheri McCoy | Avon Products, Inc.

2014 | the 15th Annual Maxon Lecture


Sheri McCoy • CEO & Director
Avon Products, Inc.

People Driving Change: Turnaround Management

March 19th, 2014




2013 | Real Estate, Big Data, & Implications for the 21st Century Economy
Hossein Fateh | Dupont Fabros Technology

2013 | the 14th Annual Maxon Lecture


Hossein Fateh
Co-Founder, President, CEO & Director
DuPont Fabros Technology

Real Estate, Big Data, & Implications for the 21st Century Economy

April 16th, 2013


Flyer | the 14th Annual Maxon Lecture



2012 | Effective Cybersecurity: Perspectives on a National Solution
Wes Bush | Northrup Grumman Corporation

2012 | the 13th Annual Maxon Lecture


Wes Bush • Chairman, CEO & President
Northrop Grumman Corporation

Effective Cybersecurity: Perspectives on a National Solution

April 9th, 2012


Flyer | the 13th Annual Maxon Lecture



2011 | Succeeding in a Global Marketplace
Ian M. Cook | Colgate-Palmolive

2011 | the 12th Annual Maxon Lecture


Ian M. Cook • Chairman, President & CEO
Colgate-Palmolive

Succeeding in a Global Marketplace

February, 2011


Transcript | the 12th Annual Maxon Lecture



2010 | Greater Global Transparency in Financial Reporting
Robert Herz & David Tweedie

2010 | the 11th Annual Maxon Lecture


Robert Herz
Chairman
Financial Acct. Standards Board

David Tweedie
Chairman
Int’l. Accounting
Standards Board

Greater Global Transparency in Financial Reporting:
Lighting the Path for Investors

March, 2011


Transcript | the 11th Annual Maxon Lecture



2009 | A Corporate Responsibility Tradition
Mustafa V. Koç | Koç Holding

2009 | the 10th Annual Maxon Lecture


Mustafa V. Koç • Chairman of the Board
Koç Holding

A Corporate Responsibility Tradition:
Creative Approaches, Rewarding Outcomes


Transcript | the 10th Annual Maxon Lecture



2008 | Global Warming & the Use of Markets to Solve Environmental Problems | Richard L. Sandor | Chicago Climate Exchange

2008 | the 9th Annual Maxon Lecture


Richard L. Sandor • Founder & Chairman
Chicago Climate Exchange

Global Warming & the Use of Markets to Solve Environmental Problems

Transcript | the 9th Annual Maxon Lecture



2007 | What is the Relation Between Profits, Company Reputation, & Corporate Giving? | Dr. Philip Kotler | Northwestern University

2007 | the 8th Annual Maxon Lecture


Dr. Philip Kotler
S.C. Johnson & Son Distinguished Professor of International Marketing, Northwestern University
Kellogg Graduate School of Management

What is the Relation Between Company Profits,Company Reputation, and Corporate Giving?

Transcript | the 8th Annual Maxon Lecture



2006 | Good Corporate Governance - A Mindset or a Checklist?
N.R. Narayana Murthy | Infosys Technologies Limited

2006 | the 7th Annual Maxon Lecture


N.R. Narayana Murthy • Chairman & Chief Mentor
Infosys Technologies Limited

Good Corporate Governance – A Mindset or a Checklist?

Transcript | the 7th Annual Maxon Lecture



2005 | Characteristics of Enduring Great Companies: A U.S./Europe Comparison | Jerry I. Porras | Stanford University

2005 | the 6th Annual Maxon Lecture


Jerry I. Porras • Co-Author
Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies
Lane Professor of Organizational Behavior & Change
Stanford University Graduate School of Business

Characteristics of Enduring Great Companies: A U.S./Europe Comparison



2004 | Competing to Win in Global Media
Sumner M. Redstone | Viacom

2004 | the 5th Annual Maxon Lecture


Sumner M. Redstone • Chairman & CEO
Viacom

Competing to Win in Global Media

Transcript | the 5th Annual Maxon Lecture



2003 | Markets, Globalization, and Prosperity
Vernon Smith | George Mason University

2003 | the 4th Annual Maxon Lecture


Vernon Smith • Professor of Economics and Law
Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science, 2002

Markets, Globalization, and Prosperity



2002 | The Challenge of Globalization
Alan Greenspan | Federal Reserve

2002 | the 3rd Annual Maxon Lecture


Alan Greenspan • Chairman, Board of Governors
Federal Reserve System

The Challenge of Globalization

Transcript | the 3rd Annual Maxon Lecture



2001 | Today's Challenge to Central Banks in Global Capital Markets
Arminio Fraga Neto | Banco Central De Brazil

2001 | the 2nd Annual Maxon Lecture


Arminio Fraga Neto • Governor
Banco Central De Brazil

Today’s Challenge to Central Banks in Global Capital Markets

Transcript | the 2nd Annual Maxon Lecture



2000 | The Next Competitive Frontier
Sir John Browne | BP Amoco, Plc.

2000 | the 1st Annual Maxon Lecture


Sir John Browne • CEO
BP Amoco, Plc.
Inaugural Robert P. Maxon Lecturer

The Next Competitive Frontier

Transcript | the 1st Annual Maxon Lecture




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