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Diversity Speaker Series

The BBA Diverse Perspectives Speaker Series invites the Tepper and Carnegie Mellon community to experience the ultimate in cultural engagement. Our distinguished speakers share with the audience their unique experiences and perspectives on a wide variety of topics - from world affairs & politics, to history & the environment, to books & authors, to business & economics and the Arts.


  • Eric L. Butler, Executive Vice President - Marketing and Sales, Union Pacific
  • Robert W. Livingston, Associate Professor, Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management
  • Derica W. Rice, Executive Vice President - Global Services and Chief Financial Officer, Eli Lilly & Co.
  • John Ghazvinian, Author of Untapped: The Scramble for Africa’s Oil
  • Bettina Sherick, Senior Vice President - Digital Strategic Marketing, 20th Century Fox International
  • Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, President of Spelman College
  • Dr. Nelson Harrison, Afro-American Music Institute and Pittsburgh Jazz Network
  • Joy Evans, Partner, IBM Global Business Services

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