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Fireside Chat with Ben Harris, Former Chief Economist to President-Elect Joe Biden

On the eve of the Presidential Inauguration, join long-time Biden economic adviser Ben Harris for a wide-ranging off-the-record discussion. Ben Harris is the Executive Director of the Kellogg Public-Private Initiative and a research associate professor at Kellogg. He recently served as the chief economist and economic adviser to the Vice President of the United States. Harris, who served as the campaign’s senior economic adviser and was credited for formulating much of the economic policy agenda, will address his experience during the election, review the campaign’s key policy proposals, and discuss how the current recovery could shape the Congressional agenda for 2021. The interview and Q&A will be moderated by Kellogg Faculty and Senior Associate Dean, Janice Eberly, former Treasury Assistant Secretary and Counselor to the Secretary.

Please register in advance. Zoom link will be provided upon registration.
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January 19, 2021
11:00pm-12:00am
Online Zoom

Kellogg Alumni Networking | Entrepreneurs

Join Professor Benjamin F. Jones, Gordon and Llura Gund Family Professor of Entrepreneurship, Professor of Strategy, Faculty Director, Kellogg Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative and Matthew Temple ’93, Senior Director of Alumni Career & Professional Development, as they facilitate a little bit of content and a whole lot of networking for Kellogg alumni.

January 20, 2021
11:00pm-12:00am
Online Zoom

Designing Your Life: Work, Love, Play, Health Edition

New Year, New You! What is one change you would like to make in your life around work, love, play, or health? Assuming you can’t teleport or clone yourself, how do you make more time? Ready to shake things up? Please join us for our Designing Your Life: Work, Love, Play, Health Edition.

Join Matthew Temple '93 Senior Director of Alumni Career Services as he guides you through exercises to help determine activities that energize you and help you be more intentional about planning your week!

January 21, 2021
6:00pm-7:00pm
Online Zoom

Kellogg Alumni Networking | Family Enterprises

Join Jennifer M. Pendergast, John L. Ward Clinical Professor of Family Enterprise and Executive Director of the John L. Ward Center for Family Enterprises,and Matthew Temple ’93, Senior Director of Alumni Career & Professional Development, as they facilitate a little bit of content and a whole lot of networking for Kellogg alumni.

January 21, 2021
11:00pm-12:00am
Online Zoom

Kellogg Today with Dean Francesca Cornelli, a school update with alumni in the United Kingdom

We invite members of the Kellogg alumni community in the United Kingdom to join Dean Francesca Cornelli to hear the latest from the school. While 2020 has presented many challenges, it has also been a time of tremendous progress at Kellogg. From new offerings such as MBAi to reimagining the way the school delivers courses, there is much to share and celebrate. This virtual event will be an opportunity to engage with fellow alumni and the dean.

Join us at 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM GMT (1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST)

The meeting will not be recorded so we encourage you to participate in the live event.

January 21, 2021
7:00pm-8:00pm
Online Zoom

The Insightful Leader Live: The Keys to Persuasive Visual Storytelling

Even the best data are only as useful as the stories they tell. Which is why it’s so important for leaders to understand how to use visualizations to communicate their arguments persuasively and faithfully. Professor Steve Franconeri leads a team of researchers who explore how our powerful visual system processes information. According to Franconeri, there are few strict rules to creating the perfect graph, figure, chart, or illustration—but there are plenty of best practices. Join us for a discussion about how to use visuals to make the point you actually want to make—and avoid using (or being fooled by) techniques that mislead and deceive.

January 21, 2021
6:00pm-7:00am
Online Zoom

Sandra C. Matz / David W. Zalaznick Associate Professor of Business / Columbia University

"Personal echo chambers: Openness-to-experience is linked to higher levels of psychological interest diversity in large-scale behavioral data"

January 22, 2021
6:15pm-7:20pm
Online

Jacopo Ponticelli / Associate Professor of Finance / Kellogg School of Management

"Talk Title TBA"

Finance Dept: Bag Lunch Seminar Series

January 26, 2021
6:15pm-7:15pm
Online

TBA / TBA / Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management

"Paper Title TBA"

Strategy Winter 2021 Brownbag Series

January 26, 2021
6:05pm-7:05pm
Online

Ashlee Humphreys / Northwestern University

"All the News That is Fit to Capitalize: Status and the Shaping of Norms, Values, and Practices in the Field of Online Journalism"

MORS Brownbag Series

January 26, 2021
6:00pm-7:00pm
Online

Kellogg Alumni Networking | Marketing: Brand Building vs. Performance

Virtual Networking Hour

Join Jim Lecinski, Clinical Assistant Professor of Marketing and Matthew Temple ’93, Senior Director of Alumni Career & Professional Development, as they facilitate a little bit of content and a whole lot of networking for Kellogg alumni.

Networking can feel awkward and forced during a pandemic. It’s hard to meet in person. And, if you do, should you be drinking through a straw underneath your mask to be safe? Does that then burn your tongue and defeat the whole purpose? Can you understand someone as their mask muffles what they are saying? And, what about virtual coffees? Do you really need to be drinking coffee? What if you like tea? We’ve taken the kinks out of networking. We have a limited number of places available so please only register if you can attend and be an active participant so you don’t take the place of another alumni. This isn’t a webinar where you sit back and take it all in. An active participant means your webcam is turned on, you’re not driving somewhere, you’ll be in breakout rooms, and you’ll be speaking. Coffee optional.

January 26, 2021
11:00pm-12:00am
Online Zoom

Tiny Habits®: Say No to New Year's Resolutions

How many times have you:
  • Sworn you’d stick to your New Year’s Resolutions this year, but have already failed again?
  • Tried to eat more healthy, but find yourself with a bag of chips in front of the TV binge-watching Netflix?
  • Said you’d exercise more, but suddenly it’s too cold to go out (even in the warmer states)?
  • Promised yourself TODAY is when you’ll start meditating… but keep putting it off?

If that’s happened to you, you’re not alone. Most people struggle with the same things you struggle with and despite all the “experts” out there recommending planners, apps, to-do lists and motivational incentives, they often just don’t work.  So don’t blame yourself… and know that there’s a proven, research-based solution for you!

Behavior change expert and Tiny Habits® Certified Coach Andrea Spyros will show you the scientifically proven system to create, grow and maintain habits so you can be more productive, healthy and live the meaningful life you’ve always wanted to live.

January 27, 2021
6:00pm-7:00pm
Online Zoom

Kellogg Alumni Networking | Social Impact

Join Megan Kashner, Clinical Assistant Professor within Kellogg’s Public-Private Interface Initiative (KPPI), Director of Social Impact and Matthew Temple ’93, Senior Director of Alumni Career & Professional Development, as they facilitate a little bit of content and a whole lot of networking for Kellogg alumni.

January 28, 2021
11:00pm-12:00am
Online Zoom

Jingxiong Hu & Lawrence Hsiao / PhD Students, Financial Economics & Finance / Kellogg School of Management

"Talk Title TBA"

Finance Dept: Bag Lunch Seminar Series

February 02, 2021
6:05pm-7:25pm
Online

TBA / TBA / Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management

"Paper Title TBA"

Strategy Winter 2021 Brownbag Series

February 02, 2021
6:05pm-7:05pm
Online

15th Annual Kellogg Leadership Symposium - Hosted by the Kellogg Alumni Network of Texas

The Kellogg Alumni Network of Texas proudly hosts the 15th Annual Kellogg Leadership Symposium “Leading in Uncertain Times”!

This 3-day virtual event includes world-class leadership speakers, industry-specific breakout sessions, leadership workshops, interactive expo booths, and one-on-one networking in our unique Symposium matching platform. 

You will not want to miss this lineup of dynamic speakers on February 3, 4, and 5.  

Past Symposiums have been rated extremely high for the Best Practice Leadership Knowledge….and the fabulous networking.  Make sure you are part of this innovative global event.

February 03, 2021
3:00pm-12:00am
Online Zoom

Zhengyang Jiang / Assistant Professor of Finance / Kellogg School of Management

“Talk Title TBA”

Finance Dept: Bag Lunch Seminar Series

February 09, 2021
6:15pm-7:15pm
Online

TBA / TBA / Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management

"Paper Title TBA"

Strategy Winter 2021 Brownbag Series

February 09, 2021
6:05pm-7:05pm
Online

Lauren Rivera / Professor of Management & Organizations Professor of Sociology, Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences / Northwestern University

Not in My Schoolyard: Disability, Race, and Discrimination in U.S. Public Schools

MORS Brownbag Series

February 09, 2021
6:00pm-7:00pm
Online

Anthony DeFusco / Associate Professor of Finance / Kellogg School of Management

“Talk Title TBA”

Finance Dept: Bag Lunch Seminar Series

February 16, 2021
6:15pm-7:15pm
Online

TBA / TBA / Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management

"Paper Title TBA"

Strategy Winter 2021 Brownbag Series

February 16, 2021
6:05pm-7:05pm
Online

Joao Monteiro & Boli Xu / PhD Students, Finance & Financial Economics / Kellogg School of Management

“Talk Title TBA”

Finance Dept: Bag Lunch Seminar Series

February 23, 2021
6:05pm-7:25pm
Online

Theo Durandard / Doctoral Candidate / Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management

"Paper Title TBA"

Strategy Winter 2021 Brownbag Series

February 23, 2021
6:05pm-7:05pm
Online

TBA / Northwestern University

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MORS Brownbag Series

February 23, 2021
6:00pm-7:00pm
Online

Kellogg Business of Healthcare Conference: What Now? The Next Normal of Healthcare (21st Annual Kellogg Business of Healthcare Conference )

21st Annual Kellogg Business of Healthcare Conference

2020 was a year that upended healthcare as we know it. As the dust begins to settle, it’s important to ask the question that’s on everyone’s minds - what now? How can we build a healthcare ecosystem that meaningfully leverages technology, puts underserved populations first, and reimagines care delivery? How can we build organizations that are better equipped for the future, from nursing homes to hospitals to virtual care? Now that COVID-19 has magnified the gaps in our healthcare system, what insights and patterns from other industries can we leverage to rebuild a system that is truly patient-centric? This conference will explore the changing face of healthcare and cast a vision for what the industry might look like moving forward.

Join us to hear from keynote speaker Sachin Jain, President and CEO of SCAN Group and Health Plan and panelists from organizations including Lyft Health, Pear Therapeutics, Oak Street Health, DaVita, Kindred Healthcare, Urban Institute, and more.

This forum will offer an invaluable opportunity for professionals, academics, students, and alumni to explore the challenging issues that surround the industry as well as network with other healthcare professionals.

Conference will be on Sat, 27-Feb with lead-up events starting Wed, 24-Feb. For more information on keynotes and panelists, please visit our website below!

February 24, 2021
6:00am-10:00pm
Online Zoom

Scott Baker / Associate Professor of Finance / Kellogg School of Management

“Talk Title TBA”

Finance Dept: Bag Lunch Seminar Series

March 02, 2021
6:15pm-7:15pm
Online

Ameet Morjaria / Associate Professor of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences / Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management

"Paper Title TBA"

Strategy Winter 2021 Brownbag Series

March 02, 2021
6:05pm-7:05pm
Online

Menaka Hampole & Jinpu Yang / PhD Students, Finance / Kellogg School of Management

"Talk Title TBA"

Finance Dept: Bag Lunch Seminar Series

March 09, 2021
6:05pm-7:25pm
Online

Ritwika Sen / Doctoral Candidate / Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management

"Paper Title TBA"

Strategy Winter 2021 Brownbag Series

March 09, 2021
6:05pm-7:05pm
Online

TBA / Northwestern University

Title TBA

MORS Brownbag Series

March 09, 2021
6:00pm-7:00pm
Online

Ameet Morjaria / Assistant Professor of Strategy / Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management

"Paper Title TBA"

Strategy Winter 2021 Brownbag Series

March 16, 2021
5:05pm-6:05pm
Online

Jillian Chown / Assistant Professor of Management & Organizations / Northwestern University

The appealing illusion of frontline employee-driven innovation: The risks of “empowering” frontline professionals to solve organizational problems

MORS Brownbag Series

April 06, 2021
5:00pm-6:00pm
Online

TBA / Northwestern University

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MORS Brownbag Series

April 20, 2021
5:00pm-6:00pm
Online

TBA / Northwestern University

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MORS Brownbag Series

April 20, 2021
5:00pm-6:00pm
Online

Charlie Dorison / Postdoctoral Fellow / Northwestern University

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MORS Brownbag Series

May 18, 2021
5:00pm-6:00pm
Online

Hyejin Youn / Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations / Northwestern University

"Pattern recognition: from individuals to organizations"

MORS Brownbag Series

June 01, 2021
5:00pm-6:00pm
Online