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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: Pamela Newkirk on "Diversity, Inc.: The Failed Promise of a Billion-Dollar Business"

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    Join us for a 1-hour livestream featuring Pamela Newkirk, Award-Winning Journalist; Professor of Journalism, New York University; Author, in conversation with Sonia Kang, Associate Professor - Organizational Behaviour and HR Management; Canada Research Chair in Identity, Diversity, and Inclusion, University of Toronto Mississauga and Rotman School of Management; and Research Fellow - Institute for Gender and the Economy at Rotman (GATE), University of Toronto on Diversity, Inc.: The Failed Promise of a Billion-Dollar Business (Bold Type Books, hardcover, 2019; paperback with new foreword goes on sale Oct. 20, 2020).

  • Livestream: Joshua Gans on "The Pandemic Information Gap: The Brutal Economics of COVID-19"

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    Join us for a 1-hour livestream featuring 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 his new book The Pandemic Information Gap: The Brutal Economics of COVID-19 (updated edition paperback, MIT Press, Nov. 10, 2020).

  • Livestream: Peter Mansbridge & Mark Bulgutch on "Extraordinary Canadians: Stories from the Heart of Our Nation"

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    Join us for a 1-hour livestream featuring Peter Mansbridge, Distinguished Fellow - Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, University of Toronto; former Chief Correspondent, CBC News; former Anchor, CBC’s “The National”; Co-Author and Mark Bulgutch, Lecturer- School of Journalism, Ryerson University; former Senior Editor, CBC’s “The National”; former Senior Executive Producer, CBC News Live Specials; Co-Author on their new book Extraordinary Canadians: Stories from the Heart of Our Nation (by M. Bulgutch and P. Mansbridge for Simon & Schuster, Nov. 10, 2020).

  • Livestream: Entrepreneurs discuss "How I Built My Company: Stories from the Front Lines of Entrepreneurship"

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    Please join us for our annual panel discussion featuring four entrepreneurs who will share their stories of perseverance, trial and error, survival, and success. Our four panelists are from the education technology and entertainment industries.

  • Livestream: Gillian Hadfield on "Rules For a Flat World: Why Humans Invented Law and How to Reinvent It for a Complex Global Economy"

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    Join us for a 1-hour livestream featuring Gillian Hadfield, Schwartz Reisman Chair in Technology and Society, Professor of Law - Faculty of Law and Professor of Strategic Management - Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto; Director - Schwartz Reisman Institute for Technology and Society; Faculty Affiliate, Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence; Senior Policy Advisor, Open AI; Author in conversation with Sarah Kaplan, Distinguished Professor and Director - Institute for Gender and the Economy; Professor of Strategic Management, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto on Rules For a Flat World: Why Humans Invented Law and How to Reinvent It for a Complex Global Economy (by G. Hadfield for Oxford University Press, 2017; paperback with new prologue, 2020).

  • Livestream: Patricia Meredith on "Better Boardrooms: Repairing Corporate Governance for the 21st Century"

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    Join us for a 1-hour livestream featuring Patricia Meredith, Fellow, David & Sharon Johnston Centre for Corporate Governance Innovation, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto; Senior Fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation, University of Waterloo; Award-Winning Author on her new book Better Boardrooms: Repairing Corporate Governance for the 21st Century (by P. Meredith for Rotman - UTP Publishing, Nov. 22, 2020).


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