Now Stepping up to the Podium...
Each week, Heinz College welcomes to Hamburg Hall and the greater CMU campus internationally renowned leaders in fields ranging from policy and cybersecurity to information technology and arts management. Our guest speakers, many of whom are Heinz College alumni who have walked a similar path to our current students, will give you the unique opportunity to learn from and network with leading professionals in the very classrooms in which you study, and provide you with tips to help you forge your own desired career path after graduation.
President Barack Obama
In October of 2016, President Obama hosted the White House Frontiers Conference at Carnegie Mellon University.
In September of 2016, Senator Bernie Sanders addressed a packed crowd at Carnegie Mellon University’s Skibo Gymnasium.
Hillary Rodham Clinton
In April of 2016, Hillary Rodham Clinton toured the CMU Robotics Institute and spoke at Carnegie Mellon University during National Robotics Week.
CMU Alumnus Joseph Hezir (MSPPM ’74), former Chief Financial Officer of the U.S. Department of Energy, answered Heinz College student questions about the future of energy efficiency.
Martin O’Malley, former Governor of Maryland and Senior Fellow of the MetroLab Network, visited Hamburg Hall in November of 2016 to discuss cutting-edge Smart City research.
Glenn Lowry, Director of The Museum of Modern Art, spoke to Heinz College students about the leadership challenges involved in managing one of the world’s most recognized names in art.
Trudi Biggs McCanna
Heinz College alumna Trudi Biggs McCanna (MAM ’95), Head of Leadership Development for Google, visited Hamburg Hall to share strategies for developing strong and effective leadership skills.
Dr. Gary J. Gates
Heinz College alumnus Dr. Gary J. Gates (Ph.D. ‘00) visited campus to talk about his groundbreaking demographic, geographic, and economic research on LGBT individuals and families.
Alumna Kimberly Ellison-Taylor (MSIT ’06), Global Accounting Strategy Director at Oracle, talked to current Heinz College students about technical skills for the financial strategist.
Governor Tom Wolf
In March of 2016, Governor Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania visited Heinz College to discuss the innovative research our faculty members are conducting and implementing in the smart mobility sector.