The Way Forward

The world has changed. How are we changing with it? Here at Quinnipiac University, we are trying to figure that out. Hosted by Judy Olian, president of the university, The Way Forward is a podcast of thoughtful conversations with the trailblazers who are seeking solutions to all of today's challenges. Every Thursday, The Way Forward will bring you a different conversation. One week you might hear Judy talk with Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont about how the state’s handling the pandemic, and the next week you might hear one of the university's deans interviewing an editor of the Wall Street Journal.  The path ahead is probably going to be tough for most of us. But solutions are out there, so let’s talk about them, and find our way forward. The Way Forward is a production of the Quinnipiac University Podcast Studio, and produced by Bryan Murphy, a graduate student, with production assistance by Karla Natale, associate vice president of university events and community partnerships.

Society & Culture
David Kaplan and Vikrant Sawhney on Understandi...
Quinnipiac Professor of Finance, Osman Kilic and President Judy Olian have a conversation with private equity leaders David Kaplan, co-founder of Ares and co-chairman of Ares Private Equity Group; and Vikrant Sawhney, chief administrative officer and chief operating officer of Blackstone, on understanding private equity.
62 min
Toni Bush and Elicia Spearman on Career Paths f...
Dr. Jennifer Brown, Dean of the School of Law, and I have a conversation with Toni Bush, executive vice president and global head of government affairs for News Corp, and Elicia Spearman, general counsel and vice president for human resources at Quinnipiac University as we discuss the range of career paths available to law graduates.
64 min
Chuck Saia on His New Book That Gives Advice to...
President Judy Olian interviews Chuck Saia, Senior Deloitte Partner and trustee member of Quinnipiac about his new book titled, "You Got This, Kid! Words of Advice for Young Leaders." This book challenges young leaders to find the secret sauce that will help them successfully carve their unique path through the corporate jungle.
60 min
Jim Loree and Ynon Kreiz on Global Supply Chain...
Quinnipiac's Dean of the School of Business Matt O'Connor and President Judy Olian have a conversation with Jim Loree, Chairman and CEO of Stanley Black & Decker, and Ynon Kreiz, Chairman and CEO of Mattel, about the complexities of running a major global manufacturing company.
62 min
Doug Schwartz with Denise Merrill and Ron Brown...
Associate Vice President and Director of the Quinnipiac Poll, Dr. Doug Schwartz, moderates a conversation with Denise Merrill, Connecticut Secretary of the State, and Ron Brownstein, a political correspondent and analyst, about the upcoming presidential election.
46 min
Dean Jennifer Brown On How the Food Industry Ha...
Quinnipiac's Dean of the School of Law Jennifer Brown hosts a conversation with Betsy McLaughlin, board member of several companies including Veggie Grill and a former CEO of Hot Topic, and Jack Hitt, food writer and contributor editor o Harper's, The New York Time's Magazine and This American. They discuss how the pandemic has upended the restaurant industry's people and establishments, the roles of pickup and delivery and the choices we are making in the food we eat and the ways we cook at home.
62 min
Dean Chris Roush Discusses With Peter Spiegel a...
Quinnipiac's Dean of the School of Communications Chris Roush hosts guests Matt Murray, Editor-in-Chief of The Wall Street Journal, and Peter Spiegel, U.S. Managing Editor of The Financial Times, about the tensions of managing their newsrooms during the coronavirus pandemic and navigating the final stretch of the presidential election.
49 min
Peter Guber and Michael Zavodsky on the Future ...
President Judy Olian interviews Michael Zavodsky, chief business officer for the Detroit Pistons, and Peter Guber, veteran Hollywood producer and Oscar winner, and co-owner of several professional sports teams including the Golden State Warriors and the Dodgers. We discuss the future of sports and esports during and after the coronavirus, and whether fans will be able to fully enjoy sports as a digital experience.
57 min
Bill Weldon and Dr. David Feinberg Explore the ...
President Judy Olian interviews Bill Weldon, the former chair and CEO of Johnson & Johnson, and Dr. David Feinberg, who heads Google Health, as they explore the frontiers of health care, how artificial intelligence and individualized medicine will advance the health and well-being of broad populations, and their assessment of potential solutions to the coronavirus pandemic.
53 min
Dr. Khalilah Brown-Dean Moderates a Conversatio...
Quinnipiac’s Senior Director of Inclusive Excellence, Dr. Khalilah Brown-Dean, moderates a panel that consists of Arunan Arulampalam, Eric Clemons, and Will Ginsberg about the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the economically vulnerable and what direction the economy is headed towards.
48 min
Chairman of Choice Hotels on the Hospitality In...
Quinnipiac President Judy Olian and Vice President Monique Drucker speak with Stewart Bainum about what it’s like to own a global chain of hotels during a pandemic, and some of the tough decisions he’s had to make.
42 min
Quinnipiac President Judy Olian Interviews CT G...
What does leadership look like in a crisis? President Olian digs into this question and more during her conversation with Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont.
43 min
The Way Forward promo
Quinnipiac University's Judy Olian speaks with today's trailblazers about how we move forward as we face today's challenges.
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