Uncommon Leadership Series


Leadership Today

The University of Massachusetts is pleased to introduce The Uncommon Leadership series. Led by President Wilson and UMass Amherst alumnus Glenn Mangurian (BS '70, MBA '73, founder of the UMass Executive Alumni Group), this new interview series examines leadership today through discussions with well-known leaders in organizations outside of traditional business.

Featured Guest

Kenneth FeinbergKenneth Feinberg, UMass alum who served as Special Master of the Federal September 11th Victim Compensation Fund and is author of "What is Life Worth? The Unprecedented Effort to Compensate the Victims of 9/11."

Recorded on September 11th, 2006, the five-year anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center, Mr. Feinberg discusses developing the regulations governing the administration of the fund, including evaluating applications, determining appropriate compensation and disseminating awards.

Read the Kenneth Feinberg Interview
Read guest commentary about the Kenneth Feinberg Interview

Past Guest

Keith LockhartKeith Lockhart, Conductor of the Boston Pops. Recorded in June 2006, Lockhart discusses the challenges of taking the helm of a century-old institution in "Leading a World Class Organization."

Read and listen to the Keith Lockhart Interview
Read guest commentary about the Keith Lockhart Interview

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Read Lockhart interview in the Harvard Business Review