Ira Jackson, dean of the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management and a board member of the Drucker Institute, will interview philanthropist Eli Broad and author and Economist editor Matthew Bishop on Nov. 20 as part a special ALOUD Business Forum at the Los Angeles Central Library.
The onstage conversation will explore how “social investors” such as Broad-the billionaire who, after building two Fortune 500 companies, has devoted his attention to advancing the public good in education, science and the arts-are using their business acumen to reshape the notion of charitable giving. Bishop is the co-author, with Michael Green, of Philanthrocapitalism, a new book that explores this topic.
The session with Broad and Bishop is one of just eight in the series. On Jan. 15, 2009, Jackson is set to be in conversation with pollster John Zogby on “the transformation of the American Dream.” And on April 1, 2009, Drucker School professor Vijay Sathe will discuss the future of India with Nandan Nilekani, co-chairman of Infosys. The latter conversation has been designated a Drucker Centennial event-one of a number of activities marking Peter Drucker’s 100th birthday. (For more on the Drucker Centennial, click here.)
The Business Forum is a new program, which kicks off with breakfast at 7:30 a.m. The formal program begins at 8:15 at the Central Library’s Mark Taper Forum. For more information and to order a subscription, click here.