The Baker Center’s The Kitchen Table series provides Georgetown students access to leaders from across the public, private, and nonprofit sectors and offers an opportunity to engage in conversation over a shared meal.
Conversations are facilitated by a subject-matter expert or practitioner and followed by open dialogue with students. The goal of this program is to highlight individuals who have exemplified core aspects of 21st century leadership, expose students to topics related to various fields and sectors (particularly issues that are cross-sector), and engage students in conversations around what future leadership in that field should look like.
Our hope is that these meals serve as just the starting point of a conversation, as we eagerly look for ways to keep the group engaged through ongoing dialogue or thought partnership beyond the just the one event.
Previous iterations of the Lessons in Leadership series have included gatherings with:
- The Chief Scientist in the Office of the Senior Vice President for Research at Georgetown University for a discussion on neuroscience and ethics
- The President of Echoing Green, and the President of Village Capital, social entrepreneurship organizations, for discussions on the value of social entrepreneurship.
- A senior Obama White House official and the Vice President and General Counsel at Georgetown University for a discussion on standing out early in your career.
- A U.S. Navy Commander for a discussion on military leadership and the transition to a civilian career.
- The President of the Ford Motor Company Fund for a discussion on corporate philanthropy and social responsibility.
- Two former White House officials for a discussion on policy implementation and driving change across the public, private, and non-profit sectors.
Interested in co-sponsoring a future The Kitchen Table event? Have suggestions for a guest?
Reach out to Kayla Auletto at email@example.com if you have suggestions for future topics, potential guests, or partnership opportunities.