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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.

2013 - 2014

Sheri McCoy - CEO and Director, Avon Products, Inc.
"People Driving Change: Turnaround Management”

2012 -2013

Hossein Fateh - Co-Founder, President, CEO and Director, DuPont Fabros Technology
"Real Estate, Big Data, and Implications for the 21st Century Economy”
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2011 -2012

Wes Bush - Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, Northrop Grumman Corporation
"Effective Cybersecurity--Perspectives on a National Solution"
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2010 -2011

Ian M. Cook - Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Colgate-Palmolive
"Succeeding in a Global Marketplace."
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2009 - 2010

Robert Herz - Chairman of the Financial Accounting Standards Board
David Tweedie - Chairman of the International Accounting Standards Board
"Greater Global Transparency in Financial Reporting: Lighting the Path for Investors."
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2008 - 2009

Mustafa V. Koç - Chairman of the Board of Directors, Koç Holding
"A Corporate Responsibility Tradition: Creative Approaches, Rewarding Outcomes."
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2007 - 2008

Richard L. Sandor - Founder and Chairman, Chicago Climate Exchange
"Global Warming and the Use of Markets to Solve Environmental Problems"
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2006 - 2007

Dr. Philip Kotler - S.C. Johnson & Son Distinguished Professor of International Marketing, Northwester University Kellogg Graduate School of Management
"What is the Relation Between Company Profits,Company Reputation, and Corporate Giving?"
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2005 - 2006

N.R. Narayana Murthy - Chairman of the Board and Chief Mentor, Infosys Technologies Limited
"Good Corporate Governance - A Mindset or a Checklist?"
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2004- 2005

Jerry I. Porras - Co-Author, Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies, and Lane Professor of Organizational Behavior and Change (Emeritus), Stanford University Graduate School of Business
"Characteristics of Enduring Great Companies: A U.S./Europe Comparison"
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2003 - 2004

Summer M. Redstone - Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Viacom
"Competing to Win in Global Media"
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2002 - 2003

Vernon Smith - 2002 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science, Professor of Economics and Law, George Mason University
"Markets, Globalization, and Prosperity"
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2001 - 2002

Alan Greenspan - Chairman, Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System
"The Challenge of Globalization"
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2000 - 2001

Arminio Fraga Neto - Governor, Banco Central Do Brazil
"Today's Challenge to Central Banks in Global Capital Markets"
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1999 - 2000

Sir John Browne - Chief Executive, BP Amoco p.l.c. Inaugural Robert P. Maxon Lecturer
"The Next Competitive Frontier"
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