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Presidential Lecture Series

Dr. Dambisia Moyo: The Role of the Corporation in the 21st Century, virtual event, 11:30am-12:30pm, Friday, October 1.

Dr. Dambisa Moyo is a preeminent thinker who influences key decision-makers in strategic investment and public policy. She is a top-tier opinion-former and trusted advisor on macroeconomics, geopolitics, and technology themes. She serves on a number of global corporate boards, including 3M Corporation, Chevron, Condé Nast, and the University of Oxford’s Endowment Investment Committee. She worked at the World Bank and Goldman Sachs for nearly a decade. She is the author of four New York Times bestselling books. Her most recent book is How Boards Work: And How They Can Work Better in a Chaotic World (2021). Dr. Moyo holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Oxford and a master's degree from Harvard University. She was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine.

 

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President's Scholarship Ball

President's Scholarship Ball

The UVU President's Scholarship Ball has a rich legacy and tradition of excellence. For more than 30 years, this annual event has brought together supporters to provide full-tuition scholarships for high-performing students who are awarded the Presidential Scholarship. These awards are given annually to more than 200 students. The President's Scholarship Ball is Utah County's premier black tie event. Each individual who attends this event transforms the life of a student who otherwise would not be able to pursue higher education.

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Presidential Lecture Series

Graham T. Allison: Meeting the China Challenge; virtual event, February 25, 11:30am-1:00pm

Graham Allison is a leading analyst of national security with special interests in nuclear weapons, Russia, China, and decision-making. Allison was the “founding dean” of Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and until 2017, served as director of its Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, which is ranked the No. 1 university-affiliated think tank in the world. As assistant secretary of defense under President Clinton and special advisor to the secretary of defense under President Reagan, he has been a member of the secretary of defense’s advisory board for every secretary from Weinberger to Mattis. He has the sole distinction of having twice been awarded the Distinguished Public Service Medal, first by Secretary Cap Weinberger and second by Secretary Bill Perry. He has served on the advisory boards of the secretary of state, secretary of defense, and the director of the CIA. Dr. Allison’s latest book, Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides’s Trap? (2017), is a national and international bestseller. 

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Tara Westover

Tara Westover

Tara Westover is an American author. Born in Idaho to a father opposed to public education, she never attended school. An older brother taught her to read, and after that her education was erratic and haphazard, with most of her days spent working in her father’s junkyard or stewing herbs for her mother. She was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom. 

Greg Miller

Greg Miller

The lecture series, sponsored by the Office of the President and the Office of Engaged Learning, is an initiative to help enhance the academic exchange on campus. This event brings in some of the nation’s very best scholars and experts to speak to UVU faculty, staff, and students. Two lectures are presented each school year, typically in the Clarke Building.

Kim Scott

Kim Scott

Kim Scott is the author of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity. Kim led AdSense, YouTube, and DoubleClick online sales and operations at Google, and then joined Apple to develop and teach a leadership seminar. Kim has been a CEO coach at Dropbox, Qualtrics, Twitter, and several other tech companies.

Terry Crews

Terry Crews

Terry Crews rose to fame from an impoverished childhood in Flint, Michigan. His titles include former NFL player, best-selling author, artist, and actor. He built a career with memorable roles in action movies (“The Expendables”) and TV (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”), and as a game-show host (“Who Wants to Be a Millionaire”). Crews speaks passionately for women’s rights, and human rights, and against sexism.