Previous speakers

The Yale Club of London has had the pleasure and honour of hosting talks from a wide variety of established and well-known speakers.  Our guests have lead discussions on a range of topics from artistic discovery to political tensions -- all of which have proven to be enlightening and engaging to our members.  


Greg Taylor
Author and Yale SOM graduate ('91)

L U S I T A N I A R. E. X

01 December 2014
Ravi Dhar
Professor of Management & Marketing and Director of The Center for Customer Insights at the Yale School of Management

Consumer Insights and Advances from Behavioural Economics

26 November 2014
James Chanos
Founder and Managing Partner of Kynikos Associates LP and Lecturer in Finance and Becton Fellow at the Yale School of Management.

China – the Bear Turns Five

18 November 2014
Marin Alsop
Music Director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and the Principal Conductor of the São Paulo State Symphony Orchestra

Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem

09 November 2014
Benjamin Zucker
Leading gem dealer


The life journey of ‘Father Yale’ from Boston to London to Madras - a discussion of Elihu Yale: Merchant, Collector & Patron

05 November 2014
Catherine Schreiber
Tony-winning producer for Clybourne Park — Tony Award nominations include Peter and the Starcatcher (2012), The Scottsboro Boys (2011) and Next Fall (2010)


The Scottsboro Boys

22 October 2014
James Rothman
2013 Nobel Laureate in Medicine, Wallace Professor of the Biomedical Sciences at Yale and Chair of the School of Medicine's Department of Cell Biology

Yale and a Life in Science

11 June 2014
Thomas Pogge
Professor of Philosophy and International Affaris at Yale University

The Health Impact Fund: enhancing justice and efficiency in global health

21 May 2014
Gordon Turnbull
General Editor of the Yale Editions of the Private Papers of James Boswell

'I Have Seen the Valley of the Rubies': The Recovery and Publication of the Boswell Papers

08 May 2014
Karl Essig
Partner at AgFe

An Insider’s View of the History of Securitisation from the 1980s to Now

17 April 2014
Marc DuBois
Executive Director of Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors without Borders) UK

Current Challenges to Humanitarian Action

12 February 2014
Jay Gitlin
Associate Director of the Howard R. Lamar Center for the Study of Frontiers and Borders at Yale

The Transcolonial Bourgeois Frontier: French Traders and the Porous Borders of the Spanish and British Empires in North America, 1763 to 1847

10 December 2013
Ian Shapiro
Sterling Professor of Political Science and Director of the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies

A Path Through Crisis: South African Lessons for the Middle East

27 June 2013
Mary Miller
Dean of Yale College

Current and On-going Engagements at Yale

10 June 2013
Jan Stuart
Keeper of Asia at The British Museum

The British Museum and Asia

21 May 2013
Edward Kaplan
Professor of Management Science, of Public Health and of Engineering

Adventures in Policy Modeling!

12 March 2013
Andrew Hamilton
Vice-Chancellor of Oxford and former Provost of Yale

Yale and Oxford: Links Over Several Centuries

14 February 2013
Peter Giblin, Jr
Co-founder of MLOVE ConFestival, Film Producer, Leader in Business Development

Not East vs. West, but East and West: Synchronicity and Symbiosis Between Spirit and Technology

16 October 2012
Martin Postle
Assistant Director, Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art

The Royal Academy: A Private Tour of Zoffany, Society Observed

25 April 2012
Amy Meyers & Brian Allen
Director of the Yale Centre for British Art & Director of Studies at the Paul Mellon Centre

In Conversation: Art, London, and Yale

16 November 2011
Dean Karlan
Professor of Economics, Yale University

More Than Good Intensions: How the New Economics is helping to Solve Global Poverty

14 September 2011
F Jay Dougherty
Chair of Yale in Hollywood's Legal Committee, Professor of Law Director, Entertainment & Media Law Institute and Concentration Program

Putting Words in Your Mouth: Law and the Business of Making Films Based on Real Events and People

07 June 2011


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20 Apr 2017 6:00 PM • Paul Mellon Centre, 16 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3JA

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