Stephen A. Schwarzman joins Cleveland Clinic’s virtual speaker series

Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder of Blackstone, a leading global investment firm, to speak with Cleveland Clinic CEO and President Dr. Tom Mihaljevic on Tuesday, June 23, at 5 p.m.

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Cleveland Clinic’s Ideas for Tomorrow speaker series features virtual-only events for the remainder of 2020 as a result of safety measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Stephen A. Schwarzman, Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder of Blackstone

Dr. Tom Mihaljevic, Cleveland Clinic CEO and President, will have a live virtual conversation with Stephen A. Schwarzman, Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder of Blackstone, a leading global investment firm with $538 billion in assets under management and businesses in private equity, real estate, hedge funds, credit, infrastructure and life sciences.

In both business and philanthropy, Schwarzman dedicates himself to tackling big problems with transformative solutions. His major gifts have helped establish a new center at the University of Oxford to redefine the study of the humanities for the 21st century, create a new college at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology dedicated to the study of artificial intelligence, build a first-of-its-kind student center at Yale University, renovate and expand the New York Public Library, and found an international fellowship program, Schwarzman Scholars, at Tsinghua University in Beijing to educate future leaders about China.

Schwarzman is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Business Roundtable, and International Business Council of the World Economic Forum. He was named one of Barron’s “World’s Best CEOs” in 2019; one of Forbes’ Top 50 “World’s Most Powerful People” in 2018; Forbes’ most influential person in finance in 2016; and one of TIME’s “100 Most Influential People” in 2007. His honors include the Légion d’Honneur and Ordre des Arts et des Lettres from France, and Order of the Aztec Eagle from Mexico.

In 2019, Schwarzman published his first book, “What It Takes: Lessons in the Pursuit of Excellence,” a New York Times best-seller which draws on his experiences in business, philanthropy and public service.

Click here to register for the virtual event. It also will be live-streamed on Cleveland Clinic’s Facebook page, Cleveland Clinic YouTube Live and on our event page.

The next Ideas for Tomorrow speaker will be Dr. David Feinberg, Vice President, Google Health, on Tuesday, July 28, at 5 p.m.

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