BSP Past Events

Leadership is not a matter of knowing all of the answers or executing on a set of formulas.

“It’s a continuous process of finding the right people to help you build on your good intuitions,” Steve Ells, founder and CEO of Chipotle Mexican Grill, said, reflecting on his path from aspiring chef to successful restaurateur with over 2,000 locations of his fast-casual chain.
The Aspen Institute, in partnership with the NYU Stern Business & Society Program, hosted a conversation with two of America's leading experts in psychology -- Professor Paul Zak (Trust Factor: The Science of Creating High-Performance Companies), and Professor Jonathan Haidt (The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion) at the NYU Stern School of Business. 
NYU Stern’s Business & Society Program welcomed Seema Saifee, staff attorney for the Innocence Project, and Darryl Howard, who was recently exonerated after serving 24 years for a wrongful murder conviction, to speak to an audience of undergraduate Stern students.
Stern’s Business & Society Program, in partnership with the Aspen Institute Business & Society Program and the Ford Foundation, welcomed TIME Editor Rana Foroohar to discuss her new book, Makers and Takers: The Rise of Finance and the Fall of American Business. The conversation was moderated by Fusion Senior Editor Felix Salmon.
NYU Stern’s Business & Society Program welcomed Wayne Pacelle, CEO of The Humane Society, for a lecture and signing of his book, The Humane Economy. Pacelle explained The Humane Society’s mission to protect all animals and to create large-scale organizational change by transforming public policy and corporate behavior.
On April 20, 2016, the NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights hosted a discussion between Dean Peter Henry and Kerry Kennedy, President of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights. Topics included the business case for human rights, Ms. Kennedy's history of human rights activism and how investment can be a game changer with respect to human rights in the business context.