Inaugural John H. McArthur Distinguished Fellow Fareed Zakaria Joins Big Ideas Speaker Series @ Rotman

The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada and the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management are delighted to welcome noted journalist and author Dr. Fareed Zakaria as the featured guest at a lecture and discussion to mark the launch of APF Canada's John H. McArthur Distinguished Fellowship.

In 2015, APF Canada established the John H. McArthur Distinguished Fellowship to honour Dr. McArthur, an outstanding Canadian, world-renowned business educator and Chair of the APF Canada Board for almost a decade. A native of Burnaby, British Columbia, Dr. McArthur was Dean of Harvard Business School (HBS) from 1980 through 1995, Senior Advisor to the President of the World Bank (1995-2005), and a founding board member of the Canada Development Investment Corporation.

Dr. Zakaria is the first Fellow. In a lecture entitled, "Canada's Role in a Post-Trump World," Zakaria will present his observations on the impact of the recent U.S. presidential election on Canada and the global order, the continued rising economic and geopolitical importance of Asia, and the prospect of a seachange in international trade practices and policies.

With opening remarks from Tiff Macklem (Dean and Professor of Finance, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto; Chair, Global Risk Institute for Financial Services; Corporate Director, Scotiabank; former Senior Deputy Governor, Bank of Canada), and Stewart Beck (President and CEO, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada; Canada's former High Commissioner to India and former Consul General in both Shanghai and San Francisco), the event will be held February 1, 2017 at Rotman's Desautels Hall at the University of Toronto.

Click here for more information on the event, and here for more information on the John H. McArthur Distinguished Fellowship.

Image and text courtesy Rotman School of Management