Events include discussions of the purpose of a business, primary responsibilities of boards of directors, tangible frameworks and actions available to business leaders and professionals that support them, and new ways to measure the health of capitalism in the US and around the world.

The primary goal of events hosted by the center is to identify the right questions, recognizing in many areas that reasonable people may disagree on answers or solutions.

The events will range from smaller lectures, interviews or panel discussions (less than 2 hours in length) to larger keynote symposia that span a half or full day.

Past Events

  • In Search of Adam Smith: How Might He React to Today’s Market Economy? — with Richard Boyd, Adam Dixon, James Feinerman, & David Schmidtz (September 19, 2023)
  • Corporate Governance in 2023 and Beyond: A Conversation with NACD on Hot Topics for Corporate Boards — with Kimberly Simpson (Apr 19, 2023)
  • Revisiting the Health of Democratic Capitalism — with Betsey Stevenson and Michael Strain (Jan 11, 2023)
  • Revisiting & Revising the Leadership Industry — with Barbara Kellerman (Apr 19, 2022)
  • Capitalism: What’s Working and What’s Not? — with Luigi Zingales (Apr 6, 2022)
  • Reimagining Capitalism — with Rebecca Henderson (Apr 26, 2022)
  • Long-Term Corporate Culture: Creating Value and Strengthening Capitalism — with Ariel Babcock, Tim Koller, and Victoria Potter (Feb 17, 2022)
  • Examining a New Working Class Conservatism — with Oren Cass and Tim Chapman (Jan 26, 2022)
  • Capitalism Under Fire: Can Business Be Part of the Solution? Co-Sponsored by the Business Law Scholars Program — with Stephen Hills (Oct 5, 2021)
  • Modern Principles for Sensible and Effective Executive Pay — with Judy Samuelson and Miguel Padro from the Aspen Institute’s Business & Society Program (Nov 17, 2021)