< Distinguished speaker series

Jerry M. Hultin

Chair and Co-founder, Global Futures Group, LLC;
Former Under Secretary of the Navy;
Former Dean of the Business School at Stevens Institute of Technology;
Former President of Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute

The Future from Three Perspectives: Cities, Work, and Nation-States

DATE: December 9, 2021 6:00 pm

Event information


Mr. Hultin is the chair and co-founder of the Global Futures Group, a consulting, media, and financial advisory firm. As CEO his role has allowed him to meet with and advise leaders in almost all the major cities of the world. His work includes urban technology, economic growth, innovation, and geo- political strategy.

Early in his career Mr. Hultin served in the Navy as an officer from 1964–1969, seeing action in the Vietnam War. He spent the next 25 years in the private sector. He was one of the partners in the law firm of Warner & Hultin, before moving on to work at Jefferson Partners, a merchant banking and strategic management consulting firm. As a consultant, Hultin worked in a variety of areas, including technology, defense, health care, finance, and the environment. He was also appointed to be a member of the Chief of Naval Operations Executive Panel.

Hultin was nominated as Under Secretary of the Navy in 1997. He commissioned a study conducted by the National Defense University on the impact of globalization on American armed forces that led to a two-volume published report, The Global Century: Globalization and National Security. He also led the Department of the Navy’s Revolution in Business Affairs, which sought to apply business techniques to the Navy and the Marine Corps.

Upon leaving the government in 2000, Hultin became dean of the Wesley J. Howe School of Technology Management at the Stevens Institute of Technology. In 2004, he authored a much-cited study, Securing the Port of New York and New Jersey: Network-centric Operations Applied to the Campaign against Terrorism.

Hultin became president of the Polytechnic Institute of New York University in July 2005. One of Hultin’s first steps as the new president was to embrace a focus on “i-squared-e” – invention, innovation and entrepreneurship – to encourage educated risk-taking among faculty and students.
He is an honorary fellow of the Foreign Policy Association, the founding chairman of the Technology Management Education Association, and an advisor to senior military and defense leaders.

Mr. Hultin is a graduate of Yale Law School and Ohio State University.