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Welcome to the upcoming speaker series listing. Each year, Rotman hosts about 100 public talks by international bestselling authors, top management executives and other influential thought leaders. We hope you'll join us for one of these remarkable events.

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  • Indigenous Women and the Economy: Successes and Challenges

    Speaker Series


    Devon Fiddler, Owner and Chief Changemaker, SheNative Goods Inc., Carol Anne Hilton, CEO, Transformation International; Founder, The Indigenomics Institute and moderator, Dionne Pohler, Assistant Professor – Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources, University of Toronto and Faculty Fellow, Institute for Gender + the Economy at Rotman on “Indigenous Women and the Economy: Successes and Challenges”.

  • Dr. Dambisa Moyo on "Edge of Chaos: Why Democracy Is Failing to Deliver Economic Growth and How to Fix It"

    Speaker Series


    Dr. Dambisa Moyo, Prize-Winning Economist and Author, New York Times bestsellers Winner Take All and Dead Aid on her new book "Edge of Chaos: Why Democracy Is Failing to Deliver Economic Growth and How to Fix It" (Hachette, Apr. 24, 2018).

  • Why You Should Consider Working for A Family Business


    Family business makes up more than 60% of Canada’s GDP, but is rarely at the top of the list when we think about where to begin our careers. In some cases, however, the opportunities for young professionals to make an impact out of the gates are magnified in a family business through direct access to key decision makers. Our panelists will discuss and dispel some of the myths of family businesses as difficult workplaces, and provide advice on how to kick-start your career in a family firm.

  • Fen Osler Hampson on "Master of Persuasion: Brian Mulroney’s Global Legacy"

    Speaker Series


    Fen Osler Hampson, Chancellor's Professor, Carleton University; Distinguished Fellow & Director of Global Security Research, Centre for International Governance Innovation; Co-Director, Global Commission on Internet Governance; Author and The Right Honourable Brian Mulroney, Senior Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP; Canada’s 18th Prime Minister from Sept. 1984 to June 1993 on "Master of Persuasion: Brian Mulroney’s Global Legacy (Signal imprint of McClelland & Stewart, Apr. 10, 2018).

  • Machine Learning FinTech Conference II

    Finance | Speaker Series | Networking Event | Panel Discussion


    Learn from Financial Service leaders, FinTech CEOs and other solution providers on how they have applied machine learning to making financial services cheaper, faster, easier and more secure. Network with leading FinTech innovators and take away actionable innovative solutions.

  • Growth 4.0: Canada’s Way to Harness the Fourth Industrial Revolution

    Conference | Networking Event


    Join us for a free half-day conference featuring experts who will discuss how Canada can harness the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR).

  • New York Times Foreign Correspondent Rukmini Callimachi on Her New Podcast “Caliphate”

    Speaker Series


    Join New York Times correspondent, Rukmini Callimachi, to discuss some of her most ambitious investigative reporting yet on the Islamic State with additional analysis from two of Canada’s leading scholars on the topic - author and researcher Amarnath Amarsingam and Janice Gross Stein, Belzberg Professor of Conflict Management and Founding Director, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto. Sam Dolnick, Assistant Managing Editor – Digital Initiatives, The New York Times, will moderate our event.

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