Lincoln Center Presents

The Challenges of Leadership

Moderated by Reynold Levy, President of Lincoln Center. Bio

WHERE: The David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center
Broadway between 62nd and 63rd streets

TIME: Program from 8–9 a.m. Breakfast available at 7:30 a.m.

Leadership: The University

Wed, October 3, 2012


Drew Gilpin Faust, President, Harvard University. Bio play video
John Sexton, President, New York University. Bio play video

Higher education in the modern world is a hotbed of transformational challenge and opportunity: graduates must deal with a more competitive global landscape than ever, even as costs and student debt are spiraling, K–12 education is increasingly inadequate, and technological innovations are completely changing the scope of what is possible. Drew Gilpin Faust, the president of Harvard University, and John Sexton, the president of New York University, talk with Reynold Levy about how two landmark educational institutions are grappling with these issues and more.

Leadership: The Museum play video

Wed, October 10, 2012


Thomas P. Campbell, Director and Chief Executive Officer,
Metropolitan Museum of Art. Bio play video
Michael Govan, CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director, Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Bio play video

Perhaps more than any other type of institution, art museums in the 21st century are at the intersection of the old and the new, as modern technology enables unprecedented public access to centuries- and millennia-old art forms. Reynold Levy, president of Lincoln Center, talks to the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Thomas P. Campbell and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s Michael Govan about enhancing the visitor experience (and staying relevant) in a digital age, along with the modern fundraising landscape, corporate partnership, capital projects, and more.

Leadership: Ideas and Public Policy

Wed, November 7, 2012


Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations. Bio
Nannerl O. Keohane, LLaurance S. Rockefeller Distinguished Visiting Professor of Public Affairs and the University Center of Human Values, Princeton University.

Americans have lost faith in key institutions and their leaders. Public confidence in the federal government, for one, has fallen to an all-time low—a recent Gallup poll showed that only 17 percent of Americans have a positive impression of Washington. Where did this national disaffection come from? And what should our leaders do about it? On the morning after the presidential election, Reynold Levy talks to Richard N. Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, and Nannerl O. Keohane, of Princeton University’s University Center of Human Values, about leadership in a complex, post-industrial society filled with interest groups, stakeholders, and constituencies with competing, often short-term and narrow agendas.

Tickets are $75 per event

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Past Series Highlights

The inaugural series of Lincoln Center Dialogue in Fall 2011 featured six well-known protagonists from investment houses, money-centered banks, and private equity. The series was moderated by Tom Brokaw and sponsored by Morgan Stanley. Click below to view videos from Series I.

Private Equity, Public Scrutiny play video

Wed, September 28, 2011


David M. Rubenstein, Managing Director and
Co-founder, The Carlyle Group. Bio
Stephen Allen Schwarzman, Chairman and Co-founder.
The Blackstone Group. Bio

The American Economy:
Bullish or Bearish? play video

Wed, October 12, 2011


Blair W. Effron, Founder, Centerview Partners LLC.
Greg Fleming, President, Morgan Stanley Smith
Barney and Morgan Stanley Investment Management.

America’s Competitive Challenges play video

Wed, November 16, 2011


Peter R. Orszag, Vice Chairman of Global Banking,
Citigroup. Bio
Ruth Porat, Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Financial
Officer, Morgan Stanley. Bio