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.

April 8–9, 2014

Richard D. WolffEconomist Richard D. Wolff will offer a critique of the United States' economic system in a lecture titled "Can Democracy Cure Capitalism" as part of Webster University's Global Leader in Residence program, co-sponsored by Missouri Jobs With Justice. The event is free and open to the public. A book signing will be held after the event. More information about the event is posted on this press release.


 "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."