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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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  • Rebecca Traister on "Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger"

    Speaker Series


    Rebecca Traister, Writer at Large, New York magazine; Contributing Editor, Elle magazine and Author in conversation with: Elizabeth Renzetti, Columnist and Feature Writer, The Globe and Mail and Author on Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger (Simon & Schuster, 2018).

  • Risk Management and Financial Innovation Conference (Mt. Tremblant, PQ), In memory of Peter Christoffersen

    Conference | Research Discussions | Networking Event


    The conference is in memory Professor Peter Christoffersen, our friend and colleague, who passed in June 2018. Peter held the TMX Chair in Capital Markets and a Bank of Canada Fellowship and was a widely respected member of the Rotman School. In addition to Peter’s transformative work in econometrics and volatility models, financial risk and innovation have been the focus of Peter’s work in recent years.

  • Mentoring Women Leaders: A Conversation on International Women’s Day

    Speaker Series


    The University of Toronto and the Consulate-General of Japan in Toronto are pleased to present a special symposium marking this year’s International Women’s Day on Friday, March 8. “Mentoring Women Leaders: A Conversation on International Women’s Day” will feature prominent women from various fields who will examine both advancements made by women in recent years as well as the challenges they continue to face. Among the speakers will be Dr. Rose Patten, Chancellor of the University of Toronto, who will deliver the keynote speech on the careers of female academics. Other presenters will include the University of Toronto’s Vice-President, HR & Equity, Dr. Kelly Hannah-Moffat, who will speak on the importance of women in terms of the university’s human resources, and Dr. Rachel Silvey, the Richard Charles Lee Director of the Asian Institute, who will talk on women in Southeast Asia, in a conversation moderated by Dr. Sylvia Bashevkin of the Department of Political Science. Consul-General of Japan Takako Ito will focus on Japan’s various initiatives to raise the status of women such as the World Assembly of Women (WAW!) to be held in March in collaboration with Women 20 (W20). The assembled group of prominent women and their insights are certain to make this event both important and timely.

  • Michael Sanders on "Social Butterflies: Reclaiming the Positive Power of Social Networks"

    Speaker Series


    Michael Sanders, Executive Director, What Works Centre for Children's Social Care UK; Author; Reader in Public Policy, King’s College London; Associate Fellow - Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford; Affiliate - Behavioural Insights Group, Harvard University; former Chief Scientist and Research Director, Behavioural Insights Team UK (the world’s first Nudge Unit) on Social Butterflies: Reclaiming the Positive Power of Social Networks (by M. Sanders and S. Hume for Michael O’Mara Books, April 18, 2019)

  • RBC Disruptors at Rotman: Disrupting Democracy - "How Technology is Transforming the Vote"

    Speaker Series | Panel Discussion


    Join us for an important conversation with techno-sociologist Zeynep Tufekci, Shape Security CTO and former click fraud czar at Google, Shuman Ghosemajumder, and Kevin Chan, head of public policy at Facebook Canada. This event is being presented by RBC Thought Leadership in partnership with the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.

  • Wendy Dobson on "Living with China: A Middle Power Finds Its Way"

    Speaker Series


    Wendy Dobson, Co-Director – Rotman Institute for International Business and Professor Emerita, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto; Author on Living with China: A Middle Power Finds Its Way (Rotman-UTP Publishing, September 21, 2019).

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