Syms students at lecture


Each year, business leaders, entrepreneurs, trailblazers and innovators from diverse business sectors visit Syms School of Business to share their insights in a small setting, offering students a unique and invaluable learning opportunity.

The Doris and Dr. Ira Kukin Entrepreneurial and Executive Lecture Series creates a personal setting in which students can hear from and dialogue with today's most influential business and leadership minds, groundbreakers who represent the most successful organizations in the world.

Our eminent business leaders and entrepreneurs share their insights about current issues and challenges in business, entrepreneurship, leadership, their industry and their organizations.

Past Kukin lecturers have included:

  • Jeffrey Swartz (The Timberland Company)
  • Izzy Borovich (El Al)
  • Warren Eisenberg (Bed, Bath and Beyond)
  • Josh Weston (ADP)
  • Howard Jonas (IDT)
  • Sumner Redstone (Viacom)
  • Michael Bloomberg (Bloomberg LLP)
  • Mickey Drexler (J. Crew)
  • Ivan Seidenberg (Verizon)
  • Fred Wilpon (The New York Mets)
  • Bob Catell (KeySpan)
  • Morris Offit (Offitbank)