Liveris Academy Distinguished Speaker Series

Hear from international leaders, CEOs and Pulitzer Prize winners during this exclusive, thought-provoking webinar series.

As the world begins to bounce back from COVID-19, international focus turns to how organisations and governments can balance the need for growth with long-term sustainability. The leaders featured in the 2021 Distinguished Speaker Series will share their views on how we can move towards a fairer, more sustainable world for all.

Introduced by the Academy’s Founding Donor Andrew N. Liveris AO, UQ’s talented Liveris Scholars will interview our esteemed speakers who will share their insights into creating a more sustainable future and what they consider to be the opportunities and priorities for global leadership in the 21st century.

A Zoom link will be sent to registrants prior to the event.


Distinguished Speaker Series: Leymah Gbowee

23 September 2021 12:30pm2:00pm
Leymah Gbowee, 2011 Nobel Peace Laureate, peace activist and women’s rights advocate, will tell her incredible story in an exclusive webinar with the UQ community.

Distinguished Speaker Series: Ben van Beurden

9 September 2021 5:00pm6:00pm
Hear from Ben van Beurden, CEO of Royal Dutch Shell, one of the world’s largest companies, will participate in an exclusive Q&A webinar with the UQ community.
Halla Tómasdóttir

Distinguished Speaker Series: Halla Tómasdóttir

24 June 2021 8:00am9:00am
Hear from Halla Tómasdóttir, CEO of The B Team, a group of courageous business and civil society leaders working together to transform business for a better world.
Henry Kravis

Distinguished Speaker Series: Henry Kravis

23 June 2021 9:00am10:00am
Hear from Henry R. Kravis, co-founder, co-chairman, and co-chief executive officer of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Company (KKR), a leading global investment firm.
David Crane

Distinguished Speaker Series: David Crane

23 June 2021 7:45am8:45am
Hear from David Crane, CEO of Climate Real Impact Solutions and former CEO of NRG.
Dan Yergin

Distinguished Speaker Series: Daniel Yergin

22 June 2021 8:30am9:30am
Hear from Daniel Yergin, Vice Chairman of HIS Markit, Pulitzer Prize winner, and highly respected authority on energy, international politics, and economics.
Warrick Cramer

Warrick Cramer: Entrepreneurship and Innovation in a Post-COVID World

21 April 2021 7:00am9:00am
Don't miss Warrick Cramer, former CEO, Tomorrow Street, Vodafone’s Global Centre for Innovation in Europe, at our first Distinguished Speaker Series Breakfast.