Posted 23 August 2017
By Zachary Brousseau
University of Chicago Provost Daniel Diermeier will be the featured speaker at the opening plenary session of the 2017 RAPS Regulatory Convergence conference on 10 September. A keynote presentation from US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, originally scheduled to be part of the opening session will now take place a during lunchtime session on Monday, 11 September.
The RAPS Convergence takes place at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center at National Harbor on the Washington, DC, waterfront 9–12 September. Diermeier’s presentation is titled “Regulatory Excellence in Times of Change and Uncertainty.”
Prior to his appointment as provost, Diermeier served as the dean of the university’s Harris School of Public Policy Studies from 2014–2016. He is the David Lee Shillinglaw Distinguished Service Professor in the Harris School, and in the College. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the Canadian Institute of Advanced Research (CIFAR).
Prior to joining the University of Chicago, Diermeier taught at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, most recently as IBM Professor of Regulation and Practice in the Department of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences (MEDS), and director of the Ford Motor Company Center of Global Citizenship. During his time at Northwestern, he served as a distinguished faculty member for the RAPS Executive Development Program at Kellogg. He also held appointments in Economics, Political Science, Linguistics, and the School of Law at Northwestern University.
At Northwestern, Diermeier won 13 teaching awards including the 2001 Kellogg Lavengood Professor of the Year Award and the 2013 Kellogg Alumni Professor of the Year Award. He was named among the World’s 50 Best Business School Professors and was the 2007 recipient of the Faculty Pioneer Award from the Aspen Institute named the “Oscar of Business Schools” by the Financial Times. Diermeier has been an advisor to the world’s leading companies. Clients include Accenture, BP, McDonald’s, Shell, Ernst & Young, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.