A Visit From Janet Napolitano and More at B-Schools This Week

Former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano Photograph by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

One of the perks of going to business school is that from time to time, big names drop by campus to dispel their wisdom. This week, catch former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano pondering about leadership and journalist Nicholas Kristof sharing insights from his latest book. When you tire of hearing other people speak, put your own voice forward at an MIT conference crowdsourcing solutions to climate change.

Monday, Nov. 3
Meet admissions officials from 16 different business schools, including Tepper School of Business, Johnson Graduate School of Management, and Goizueta Business School, at “Inside the MBA.” (Philadelphia)

Hear Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof speak about his newest book, A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity, at the Wharton School. (Philadelphia)

Tuesday, Nov. 4
Janet Napolitano, president of the University of California system and former Homeland Security secretary, shares lessons on leadership at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. (Berkeley, Calif.)

Glean a little wisdom from Rotman School of Management, where author Marty Neumeier will share “The 46 Rules of Genius” at a talk. (Toronto)

Wednesday, Nov. 5
Put your entrepreneur cap on. Learn “How to Ideate” at a workshop held by the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. (Ann Arbor, Mich.)

Thursday, Nov. 6
Help turn crowdsourced ideas on how to tackle climate change into reality at a conference for the Climate CoLab, partially sponsored by MIT’s Sloan School of Management. (Cambridge, Mass.)

Friday, Nov. 7
A Burger King (BKW) executive takes on the theme of “Glocalization: Reaching Local Consumers on a Global Scale” at an NYU Stern School of Business conference. (New York)

Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management kicks off its “Diversity Preview Weekend,” where prospective students will get to meet current students, faculty, and admissions officers. (Evanston, Ill.)

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