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Signature Events

The Rinker School of Business Speaker Series is designed to provide students with the opportunity to learn and grow from regular business-leader exchanges. Each semester, we host at least one senior executive-level speaker, often in tandem with the Titus Center for Franchising.


Alex Epstein – President and founder of the Center for Industrial Progress

On April 19, author and philosopher Alex Epstein spoke to a packed audience of students, faculty and community members in the Weyenberg Center. His talk addressed themes from his new book, Fossil Future. Young America's Foundation sponsored Epstein's talk, which was hosted by the Rinker School of Business Dean, Brian Strow. See a summary of the talk here.


Dr. Anne Rathbone Bradley - Academic Director of the Fund for American Studies

On February 16, 2022, in Weyenberg Hall, the Rinker School of Business hosted Dr. Anne Rathbone Bradley, the George and Sally Mayer Fellow for Economic Education and Academic Director at the Fund for American Studies, who spoke to a packed audience on the topic of “Christian Theology and Economic Freedom”. See a summary of the talk here.

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Dr. Art Laffer – Distinguished Presidential Economist

On November 4th, distinguished economist Dr. Art B. Laffer spoke to more than 300 business students, faculty and community members in the DeSantis Family Chapel. His talk focused on the relationship between lower taxes and economic prosperity. Young America's Foudation sponsored Laffer's talk, which was hosted by Rinker School of Business Dean Brian Strow. See a summary of the talk here.

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Jim Inglis – Former Executive Vice President of Home Depot

On Sept. 24, 2021, Jim shared the story of Home Depot’s emergence as a home center retail disrupter in the 1980s, followed by his 10 Principles for Break-Through Retailing, as told in his new book, “Break-through Retailing: How a Bleeding Orange Culture Can Change Everything.” See a summary of the talk here.

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Jim Inglis