Howard Schultz to discuss leadership, business career at Rice March 6


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Jeff Falk

Howard Schultz to discuss leadership, business career at Rice March 6

HOUSTON – (March 4, 2019) – Howard Schultz, former chairman and CEO of Starbucks, will visit Rice University March 6 for a discussion on leadership and the lessons he has learned over the course of his life and business career. Schultz will also share insights from his biography, “From the Ground Up: A Journey to Reimagine the Promise of America.”


The presentation, hosted by Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business and Baker Institute for Public Policy, is by invitation only. Members of the news media who want to attend should RSVP to Jeff Falk at or 713-348-6775.

Who: Howard Schultz, former chairman and CEO of Starbucks, in a discussion with Mark Jones, professor of political science in Rice’s School of Social Sciences and fellow at the Baker Institute and Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research.

When: Wednesday, March 6, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Where: Rice University, James A. Baker III Hall, Doré Commons, 6100 Main St.

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About Jeff Falk

Jeff Falk is director of national media relations in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.