Sagan National Colloquium
Spring 2021

Please join us for these virtual events. 
Zoom details will be shared in your registration email confirmation.


Wednesday, February 10 @ 7 PM Eastern

SNC - Robert Lloyd
Widen Your Lens: Why MBAs Need Melville and Startups Need Shelley
Dr. Robert Lloyd, a Management Professor at Fort Hays State University, discusses why he incorporates classic literature into his business classes and how students and business leaders can train themselves to use literature as a source of insight and competitive advantage.

Tuesday, February 16 @ 7 PM Eastern
SNC - Ted Steinberg
Business and the American Landscape
Dr. Ted Steinberg, a History Professor at Case Western University and author of Down to Earth: Nature’s Role in American History, will discuss how business has shaped the United States’ physical landscape historically, and today.

Thursday, February 18 @ 12 Noon Eastern

SNC - Alex Edmons
Purpose, Profit, and the Responsibility of Business
Dr. Alex Edmans, a Finance Professor at London Business School and the author of Grow the Pie: How Great Companies Deliver Both Purpose and Profit, will discuss the role of business in today's society. Business is often accused of degrading the environment and exploiting both workers and consumers. It is also frequently called upon to prioritize consumers' concerns about issues such as climate change, equity, and diversity. But can business realistically serve a social purpose and deliver a profit too?

Tuesday, March 2 @ 7 PM Eastern

SNC - Jim Stern
Artificial Intelligence in Marketing: Current Practice and Ethical Considerations
Jim Sterne, author of Artificial Intelligence for Marketing, will discuss how AI is being used in business today, and what ethical questions business leaders must consider as they implement AI tools.

Thursday, March 18 @ 7 PM Eastern

SNC - Jennifer Delton
Racial Integration in Corporate America
Dr. Jennifer Delton, a History Professor at Skidmore College and author of Racial Integration in Corporate America, will discuss how some businesses led the way in creating an integrated society in the era before the Civil Rights Act.

Monday, March 22 @ 7 PM Eastern

SNC - Courtney McCluney
 The Detroit Hustle: Creating New Ecosystems for Entrepreneurship
Dr. Courtney McCluney, an Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior in the ILR School at Cornell University, discusses her research in Detroit’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. Her multiyear, ethnographic study explores how entrepreneurial support organizations’ work in a resource-constrained environment can promote equity and inclusion for Black women entrepreneurs. Her analysis of this ecosystem will shape our understanding for ways that organizations create positive outcomes for entrepreneurs and communities across the country if we all began thinking differently about what entrepreneurs in resource-constrained environments need to succeed.


Thursday, March 25 @ 7 PM Eastern

SNC - Miroslav Volf
Faith and Work
Dr. Miroslav Volf, a Professor of Theology at Yale University and author of Work in the Spirit discusses what religion has to teach us about the role of work in our lives and what it means to work well.


Monday, March 29 @ 12 Noon Eastern

Women in Entrepreneurship
A panel of female entrepreneurs discusses the opportunities and challenges of being a female entrepreneur.

Wednesday, April 7 @ 7 PM Eastern

SNC - Jared Yarnall-Shane
Nature-Inspired Innovation: How Biomimicry Can Lead to
Radical Business and Sustainability Advancements
Jared Yarnall-Schane, Entrepreneurship Director for the Biomimicry Institute, discusses how studying biology and other natural sciences can lead to business breakthroughs.

Thursday, April 22 @ 7 PM Eastern

SNC - Billy Vickers
Billy Vickers: Building One of the Largest Black-Owned Businesses in the Nation
Modular Assembly Innovations founder and CEO, Billy Vickers, discusses how his philosophy of servant leadership and seeking a diversity of perspectives has helped him build one of the largest black-owned companies in the country.

Tuesday, May 4 @ 7 PM Eastern

SNC - Jay Martin
Manage Like a Coach
Dr. Jay Martin, OWU Men's Soccer Coach and Professor of Health and Human Kinetics, discusses what his coaching philosophy has to teach managers in the world of business.

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