The William K. McInally Memorial Lecture Series was initiated in 1966 to honor the memory of William K. McInally, who served on the University of Michigan Board of Regents from 1960 until 1964. The lecture series, which is open to the public, is supported by an endowment fund established by McInally’s family, friends, and the University of Michigan to continue his legacy.


2017

Mindful Brilliance: The Deliberate, Courageous Path to Purpose

Susan L. Taylor 
Founder and CEO
National CARES Mentoring Movement 

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2016

Dream Makers and Why They Matter

Wil Haygood
Author and Journalist

 

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2015

The Power of One

Ndaba Mandela
Grandson of Nelson Mandela,
Co-Founder & Chairman of Africa Rising Foundation

 

 


2014

University of Michigan Annual MLK Keynote Address

Harry Belafonte

Co-Sponsored with Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives.


2013

Behind the Dream: The Making of the Speech that Transformed a Nation

Clarence B. Jones
Adviser, Lawyer, and Speech Writer for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


2012

An Afternoon with Adrian Fenty

Adrian Fenty
Former Mayor Washington D.C.


2009

U.S.-China Relations in the Obama Administration:  Continuities and Changes

Kenneth Lieberthal
William Davidson Professor of Business Administration, Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Political Science, Distinguished Fellow and Director for China at the William Davidson Institute, and a faculty associate at the Center for Chinese Studies.

 

 


2008

Survivorship: Evolution of an Organization

Jerry White
Co-Founder and Executive Director
​Landmine Survivors Network, Washington D.C.


2007

The Other Side of War

Zainab Salbi
Founder and CEO
Women for Women International, Washington D.C.


2005

What the Titans Can Teach Us: Lessons from the Giants of Enterprise

Richard S. Tedlow
Class of 1949 Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School renowned author and specialist in the history of business


2004

The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid: Eradicating Poverty Through Profits

C.K. Prahalad
Harvey C. Fruehauf Professor of Business Administration; Professor of Corporate Strategy and International Business, Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and Co-Director, Center for Global Resource Leverage: India


2003

Central European Transition: Opportunity of American Diplomacy and Business

Ronald N. Weiser
United States Ambassador to the Slovak Republic


2002

Post-Bubble, Post-Scandals: Restoring the Credibility of American Business Leadership

B. Joseph White
Wilbur K. Pierpont Collegiate Professor; Professor of Business Administration, Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan


2001

Madeleine Albright Addresses Alumni

Madeleine Albright
Former Secretary of State
Distinguished Scholar of the William Davidson Institute, University of Michigan


2000

Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics: Thoughts for the U-M Community

William C. Martin
Director of Athletics, University of Michigan


1999

The Future of the Internet Beyond the PC

Walter S. Mossberg
Personal Technology Columnist: The Wall Street Journal


1998

U.S. Policy in Asia

Kenneth G. Lieberthal
William Davidson Professor of Business Administration and
Professor of Political Science, University of Michigan


1997

Corporate Responsibility in the Era of Shareholder Value

James A. Henderson
Chairman and CEO, Cummins Engine Company Inc.


1996

The University: Some First Principles and Several Recommendations

Lee C. Bollinger
President, University of Michigan


1995

Rebuilding The American Dream: The Challenge of Our Cities

The Honorable Dennis W. Archer
Mayor, City of Detroit


1994

Competing For The Future: Challenges To Internal Governance

C.K. Prahalad
Professor of Corporate Strategy and International Business, Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan


1993

At The Crossroads

Felice Schwartz
Founder and President Emerita, Catalyst


1992

Trans-Pacific Cooperation: A Challenge in the 1990's

Dr. Amnuay Viravan
Deputy Prime Minister, Thailand


1991

Business and Environment: A Time for Creative and Constructive Coexistence

Garry D. Brewer
Dean, School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan


1990

A Great Time to be Alive - Economically Speaking

Paul W. McCracken
Professor Emeritus of Business Administration, Economics and Public Policy,
University of Michigan


1989

The United States and Europe: A Guide to the New Decade

The Honorable Rozanne L. Ridgway
President, the Atlantic Council of the United States


1988

Europe 1992 - Fraternity or Fortress?

Gerrit Jeel
Vice Chairman, N.V. Philips of the Netherlands
Chair, North American Philips Corporation


1987

The AIDS Epidemic: Politics & Science

June E. Osborn, M.D.
Dean, School of Public Health, University of Michigan


1986

Global Ethics: Our Responsibility

Andrew Young
Mayor, City of Atlanta, Georgia


1985

Challenges Facing Bank Regulators

Martha Romayne Seger
Member, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System


1984

Business and the Press: A Strategic View

William S. Rukeyser
Managing Editor, Fortune


1983

A Report Card on Reaganomics

Murray L. Weidenbaum
Director, Center for the Study of American Business, Washington University
Former Chairman, President's Council of Economic Advisors


1982

The International Financial Scene: Crisis or Adjustment

R.T. McNamara
Deputy Secretary of the Treasury


1981

Managing the Defense Department: Why It Can't be Done

Dr. Harold Brownformer
Secretary of Defense


1979

Appropriate Science for Marketing

Dr. William N. Hubbard Jr.
President, the Upjohn Company


1978

Regulation by Indictment: The Criminal Law As An Instrument of Economic Control

Francis A. Allen
Edson R. Sunderland Professor of Law, University of Michigan


1977

A European Look at the World Economy

Herbert Giersch
Professor of Economics, Kiel University, Federal Republic of Germany
Director of the Institute for International Economics


1976

Can Pluralism Survive?

Assar Lindbeck
Professor of International Economics, University of Stockholm, Sweden
Director, Institute for International Economic Studies


1975

Capital Shortage: Real or Imagined?

Andrew Felton Brimmer
Thomas Henry Carroll Ford Foundation
Visiting Professor, Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration


1974

Fears and Fallacies: Equal Opportunities in the 70s

The Honorable Judith Green
U.S. Representative from Oregon


1973

Can We Control Inflation?

James S. Duesenberry
Professor of Economics
Chairman, Department of Economics, Harvard University


1972

U.S. Policy in the World Economy

Marina N. Whitman
Member, Council of Economic Advisors


1971

The Defense Never Rests

F. Lee Bailey
Partner: Bailey, Alch & Gillis


1970

Economic Priorities for the 70s

Paul W. McCracken
Edmund Ezra Day University Professor of Business Administration, University of Michigan


1969

New Imperatives for Today's Policy Makers

H. Bruce Palmer
President, National Industrial Conference Board


1968

The Urban Crisis: A Call for Corporate Action

Joseph L. Hudson, Jr.
President, The J.L. Hudson Company
First Chairman, New Detroit Committee


1967

A Satirist Looks at the World

Dr. Richard Armour
Distinguished author and lecturer


1966

Campus and the Corporation

Arjay Miller
President, Ford Motor Company