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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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  • Livestream: Brian Christian on "The Alignment Problem: Machine Learning and Human Values"

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    Join us for a 1-hour livestream featuring Brian Christian, Visiting Scholar, University of California, Berkeley; Bestselling Author in conversation with Joshua Gans, Professor of Strategic Management and Jeffrey S. Skoll Chair of Technical Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto; Author on The Alignment Problem: Machine Learning and Human Values (By B. Christian for W.W. Norton; October 6, 2020).

  • Livestream: Hai Lu on "China – Western Relations: Understanding the “Chinese Way” to Make Positive Sum"

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    Join us for a 1-hour livestream featuring Hai Lu, McCutcheon Professor in International Business and Professor of Accounting, Director, Guanghua-Rotman Centre for Information and Capital Market Research, in conversation with Wendy Dobson, Professor Emerita of Economic Analysis and Policy, Rotman School of Management; Former Canadian Associate Deputy Minister of Finance; Author on "China – Western Relations: Understanding the “Chinese Way” to Make Positive Sum".

  • Livestream: David Miller on "Solved: How the World’s Great Cities Are Fixing the Climate Crisis"

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    Join us for a 1-hour livestream featuring David Miller, Director of International Diplomacy and Global Ambassador, Inclusive Climate Action, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group; Former Mayor, City of Toronto; Lawyer; Author in conversation with Kenneth S. Corts, Marcel Desautels Chair in Entrepreneurship, Professor of Economic Analysis and Policy, and Interim Dean, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto on Solved: How the World’s Great Cities Are Fixing the Climate Crisis (by D. Miller for University of Toronto Press, September 2020).

  • Livestream: Erin Kelly & Phyllis Moen on "Overload: How Good Jobs Went Bad and What We Can Do About It"

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    Join us for a 1-hour livestream featuring Erin Kelly, Sloan Distinguished Professor of Work and Organization Studies, MIT Sloan School of Management; Affiliate, MIT Institute for Work and Employment Research and the Good Companies, Good Jobs Initiative; Co-Author and Phyllis Moen, McKnight Presidential Chair, Professor of Sociology, and Director - Life Course Center, University of Minnesota; Co-Author on their new book Overload: How Good Jobs Went Bad and What We Can Do About It (by E. Kelly & P. Moen for Princeton University Press, 2020).

  • Livestream: "World 2.0: 4 Short Talks"

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    2020 has been the most challenging year in recent memory. Given the seismic shifts among consumers and markets themselves, the strategy your organization had in place last January is likely no longer relevant. Unfortunately, the energy required to keep your employees and customers safe and your operations afloat has left little time to step back and explore the new world that is emerging around us. Four contributors to the winter 2021 edition of Rotman Management will discuss key aspects of ‘World 2.0’.

  • Livestream: Marissa King on "Social Chemistry: Decoding the Patterns of Human Connection"

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    Join us for a 1-hour livestream featuring Marissa King, Professor of Organizational Behavior, Yale School of Management; Author in conversation with Tiziana Casciaro, Marcel Desautels Chair in Integrative Thinking and Professor of Organizational Behavior and HR Management, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto on Social Chemistry: Decoding the Patterns of Human Connection (by M. King for Dutton, January 5, 2021).


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