About the program

Talks at GS offers Goldman Sachs people opportunities to learn more about some of the major issues shaping the world today.

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Tory Burch

Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Tory Burch LLC

John Lewis

US Representative of Georgia's Fifth Congressional District

Samantha Power

US Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN) and Member of President Obama’s Cabinet

Jeff Jonas

IBM Fellow and Chief Scientist of the IBM Entity Analytics Group

Dr. Enric Sala

Marine Ecologist and National Geographic Society Explorer-in-residence

Claudia Malley

National Geographic's Executive Vice President of Global Corporate Partnership

Yao Ming

Former National Basketball Association Player and Founder of the Yao Ming Foundation

Bill George

Senior Fellow at Harvard Business School, Author and Former CEO at Medtronic

Danny Meyer

Chief Executive Officer of Union Square Hospitality Group

Howard Marks

Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of Oaktree Capital Management and Author

Michael Pettis

Economist and Professor at Peking University’s Guanghua School of Management

David Adjaye

Architect and Designer of the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture

Dr. Aya Abe

Director Of Japan's National Institute of Population and Social Security Research

Anne Hubert

Senior Vice President at Viacom Media Networks and Head of its Creative Consulting Team

Eric Schmidt

Executive Chairman and Former Chief Executive Officer at Google

Ray Kelly

Former New York City Police Department Commissioner

Cobi Jones

All-time Leader for Appearances on the U.S. National Soccer Team

Ray Allen

Professional Basketball Player and Olympic Gold Medalist

Dr. Eric Kandel

Nobel Prize-winning Neuroscientist and Co-director of the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute at Columbia University

General Stan McChrystal

Former Commander of the United States Armed Forces Afghanistan and Founder of the Aspen Institute's Franklin Project

Marc Morial

President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Urban League

Zhang Xin

Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of SOHO China

David Miliband

President and Chief Executive Officer of the International Rescue Committee

Kweku Mandela

Filmaker and President, Out of Africa Entertainment and Co-founder of Africa Rising

Michael Epkenhans

Director at the Centre for Military History and Social Sciences of the German Armed Forces

Bill Ritter

Former Governor of Colorado and President of the Center for the New Energy Economy

Ian Morris

Jean and Rebecca Willard Professor of Classics and Professor of History