Fall Faculty Speaker

Join us on Wednesday, November 16th for an event with Professor Guy Rogers

Join the Washington Wellesley Club for our annual Fall Faculty Speaker event with Professor Guy Rogers!

Professor Rogers, the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of History and Classical Studies, will present on “the Leadership Lessons of Alexander the Great.”

Before his 33rd birthday Alexander the Third of Macedon had conquered most of the world known to the ancient Greeks, was the richest person in the history, and was fusing the eastern and western populations of his Eurasian empire. Shortly before his death in 323 BCE Greek cities were organizing cults for his worship.

What was the secret behind Alexander’s unprecedented and unparalleled success as a leader? Was it genetics? His upbringing and education? A combination of these? How did Alexander motivate others to achieve his goals? Why were tens of thousands of men and women willing to risk their lives for him over and over? In this talk I will briefly review Alexander’s career and then offer some personal and political lessons that all leaders can draw from Alexander’s amazing story.


Wednesday, November 16th

6:00 to 8:00 PM

The event will be held in the conference room of the offices of Troutman Sanders (401 9th Street NW, 10th floor), with a wine and appetizer reception starting at 6:00 p.m., and Professor Rogers’s lecture beginning at 6:30 p.m.



Members: $15

Members from classes of 2011-2015: $10

Members 65 and over: $5

Non-members/guests: $20

Non-members/guests from classes of 2011-2015: $15

Non-members/guests 65 and over: $10


Please contact programs@wellesleydc.org if you would like to attend but the cost is infeasible for you or with any other questions.

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