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The Leadership Lectures

The Leadership Lectures feature world-class, accomplished and influential leaders with expertise ranging from business and philanthropy to public service and academic research. Through the Lectures we hope to allow our community to have access to the expertise, advice and best practices of some the world’s foremost leadership minds and so the lectures are free and open to the public. Join us this year as we go Beyond the Corner Office!

Beyond the Corner Office

The Leadership Lectures: Desmond Howard

Desmond Howard, the 1991 Heisman Trophy winner and Super Bowl XXXI MVP, began his second career at ESPN two years after a remarkable 11 seasons playing in the National Football League. He is currently an analyst on the eight-time Emmy-Award winning College GameDay, the network’s signature Saturday morning show that broadcasts each week from a site hosting one of the day’s best matchups.

The Leadership Lectures: Roddy Chong

Roddy Chong is a remarkably accomplished Asian American violinist and speaker known for his high-energy performances with many of the music industry's most recognized acts. He is considered to be one of the world’s premier violinists. He has performed for audiences around the world, including the President of the United States, the Queen of England, the Pope, Oprah and countless other notable figures.

The Leadership Lectures: Michelle Bernstein

Chef Michelle Bernstein, a Miami native of Jewish and Latin descent, has dazzled diners and critics alike with her sublime cuisine and a personality as bright and vibrant as the Florida sun. Join us for this Leadership Lecture.

Missed an event, or want to remember one you attended previously? Visit the archived events page.

The Leadership Lectures are presented with the generous support of Amerant Bank.


We would also like to thank our university partner, FIU Honors College for their support.

FIU Honors College

In an effort to optimize participation in our lectures we strongly urge you to register online to reserve your place and arrive early to claim your seat. While we are unlikely to turn anyone away, we are limited to the capacity of the lecture rooms and event spaces. Many thanks in advance for your understanding and cooperation.