Challenges to Business in the 21st Century: The Way Forward
This project brought together educators and practitioners to explore ways to foster strong, ethical leadership skills in three arenas critical to American society: business, law, and the university.
The early years of the twenty-first century have witnessed a crisis in professional leadership in America which neither the corporate world nor business schools have adequately addressed. Using its unique convening power, the Academy brought together practitioners and educators from the business and law communities to explore how the professions can foster leadership skills.
The project leaders were Jay Lorsch (Harvard University), Rakesh Khurana (Harvard University), Martin Lipton (Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz), and Gerald Rosenfeld (Rothschild North America and New York University). Members of the advisory committee currently include William Allen (New York University), Thomas Cooley (New York University), Robert Eccles (Advisory Capital Partners, Inc.), Benjamin Heineman, Jr. (Harvard University), Joel Podolny (Yale University), and E. John Rosenwald (Former Vice Chairman of The Bear Stearns Companies, Inc.).