Global Leaders in Residence

The Global Leaders in Residence program extends the University's long-standing commitment to partnerships around the world. Webster University will host distinguished individuals who are considered thought leaders in their fields from across a wide spectrum of disciplines. 

While in residence, each of the Global Leaders will interact with students to assist in real world learning by connecting theory to practice. Leaders will share their unique perspectives based upon their experiences in forums that are free and open to all students, faculty and the general public.

"We are honored to host such distinguished thinkers and leaders in their respective fields," states Dr. Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble, President of Webster University. "These invited leaders will be tapped from the University's global community, including St. Louis and throughout the U.S., as well as from around the world."

2015 Global Leaders in Residence

Raquel Carrio and Flora Lauten

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Cuba's most celebrated theater duo – director Flora Lauten and playwright Raquel Carrio – visited Webster University's home campus in February as the College of Arts & Sciences 2015 Global Leaders in Residence. The co-founders of Cuban theater company Teatro Buendia spent five weeks in St. Louis sharing their expertise in literary adaptation, translation, and production with the community through a series of workshops and public events. The visit was provided in conjunction with the Office of Corporate Partnerships.

Previous Global Leaders in Residence

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2014 Leaders

Richard D. Wolff
Author, Economist and Educator
April 8-9, 2014

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2013 Leaders

Ben Cameron
Program Director for the Arts, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
March 3-5, 2013

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2012 Leaders 

Jonathan Kozol
Author and Educator
Sept. 24-25, 2012

Steve James
April 26-29, 2012

Yolanda Kakabadse
President, World Wild Fund for Nature
April 9-12, 2012