Diller, Allen to Talk Deals and Business

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Barry Diller and Herb Allen will speak at Emory Feb. 16 as part of the Spring 2011 Dean's Leadership Speaker Series. SUBMITTED PHOTOS

Today Goizueta Business School announced one upcoming event for the Spring 2011 Spring Dean’s Leadership Speaker Series.

On Feb. 16, Barry Diller, Chairman and Senior Executive at Interactive Corp., and Herb Allen, President and CEO of Allen and Co. will join Goizueta’s Dr. Jeff Rosensweig for a discussion on “Doing Deals and Driving Business.” The event is free and open to the Emory community and public with RSVP. All audiences are encouraged to attend at Emory Law School’s Tull Auditorium at 4 p.m. ET (dress is business professional). Parking is available in the Lowergate Parking Deck.

“At Goizueta Business School, we place great value on real-world experience,” Dean Larry Benveniste said of the speaker series. “That’s why I’m pleased to bring some of the best corporate officers into our building each semester to address students as Dean’s Speakers. In the coming months Goizueta will welcome thought-provoking leaders known for their management style and accomplishments.”

Allen also serves as a director of the Coca-Cola Co. and Convera Corporation. Allen and Co. is an investment firm that serves variously as investor, underwriter and broker to some of the biggest names in entertainment, technology and information. The company also hosts the annual Allen and Co. Sun Valley Conference in Sun Valley, Idaho that attracts names like Rupert Murdoch, Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Michael Eisner and Warren Buffet.

Diller served as Chairman and CEO of IAC from 1995 to late 2010. He served as Chairman and CEO of Fox, Inc. from October 1984 to April of 1992 and was responsible for the creation of Fox Broadcasting Co. in addition to its motion picture operations. He serves on many boards, including that of The Washington Post Co., The Coca-Cola, Co. and Live Nation Entertainment.

Click here for more on the Dean’s Speaker Series or to RSVP to an event.

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