The Business SummitThe Global Business Summit Leading in Business and Beyond was the culmination of the Centennial year for Harvard Business School alumni. Held on campus October 12-14, 2008, the Business Summit featured thought-provoking discourse, debate, and insight into the seminal topics facing the global community. World leaders, renowned experts, and HBS faculty took center stage on issues, such as globalization, business and society, and the meaning of leadership in the 21st century.

HBS: Past, Present & Future

  • HBS Past and Present A presentation by Professor F. Warren McFarlan Sunday, October 12, 2008 A history of HBS based on eight enduring themes that have characterized HBS from its start, and remain integral to the way the School thinks and operates.
  • Opening Ceremony Introduction to the Business Summit by Dean Jay O. Light Monday, October 13, 2008 Introductory remarks by Dean Light.
  • Harvard and HBS: The Next 100 Years A keynote presentation by HBS Dean Jay O. Light and Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust Tuesday, October 14, 2008 Dean Light discusses the School's history and highlights key focus areas for the future. President Faust reflects on the past 100 years and shares a visionary perspective for the types of leaders that HBS should aspire to educate.