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Featured speakers and facilitators

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Lynsey Addario [More Info]
Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist, New York Times bestselling author
Graham Lloyd [More Info]
College Employer Council

Graham Lloyd was appointed as CEO for the College Employer Council on Aug. 1, 2019. He is a bilingual business leader and lawyer with over 25 years' experience.

Lloyd was previously with Ontario’s milk marketing board, the Dairy Farmers of Ontario, where he held several senior leadership roles, most recently as its CEO. Lloyd was also the general counsel at a multinational insurer and prior to that was a litigator in Toronto.

As a bilingual business leader and lawyer, he brings a significant skill set in advocacy, strategic planning, governance and communications. His expertise includes managing complex negotiations and issues while regularly working with stakeholders, government and the media.

Victoria Prince [More Info]
Borden Ladner Gervais

Victoria Prince is a partner in the corporate commercial group at Borden Ladner Gervais and is the national leader of the law firm’s charities and not-for-profit law group.

Together with an experienced team, she advises clients – including many colleges – on a wide range of issues, including governance and strategic initiatives, regulatory compliance, board orientation, legal audits of operations and a myriad of other matters.

Prince serves as a volunteer director on several charities and is active in the charity and not-for-profit law sections of both the Ontario Bar Association and the Canada Bar Association.

Catherine M. Raso [More Info]
CMR Consulting

Catherine Raso is an internationally recognized practitioner, consultant, author and speaker on board governance.

She has more than 30 years of experience in the non-profit sector—as a CEO, a board member and as a highly skilled facilitator who has consulted with more than 600 boards around the world.

Her most popular governance book, “The OnTarget Board Member: 8 Indisputable Behaviours,” is in its 5th edition with over 15,000 copies sold worldwide. She has co-authored books such as “The Board Administration Handbook,” “The Policy Governance Fieldbook” and others. Raso always receives very high ratings for informative, valuable and engaging presentations that make a difference.

Fareed Zakaria [More Info]
Bestselling author and host of Fareed Zakaria GPS

Fareed Zakaria is the host on CNN of Fareed Zakaria GPS – a weekly program on international and U.S. affairs. He is also a columnist for The Washington Post and a bestselling author.

His CNN program has included interviews with former U.S. president Barack Obama, former secretary of state Hillary Clinton and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Other past guests have included military officials, corporate leaders and public figures such as Bono.

The program earned the prestigious Peabody Award in 2011 and an Emmy Award nomination in 2013.

Zakaria has regularly hosted prime-time specials for CNN, such as “Blindsided: How ISIS Shook the World,” “Why Trump Won” and “Putin: The Most Powerful Man in the World.”

Zakaria is the author of several highly regarded New York Times bestsellers, including “Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World” and “The Future of Freedom.”

Prior to his tenure at CNN, Zakaria was the editor of Newsweek International, the managing editor of Foreign Affairs, a columnist for Time magazine, an analyst for ABC News and the host of Foreign Exchange with Fareed Zakaria on PBS.

In 2017, he was awarded the Arthur Ross Media Award by the American Academy of Diplomacy. Previously, he was named a “Top 100 Global Thinker” by Foreign Policy magazine and was once called “the most influential foreign policy adviser of his generation” by Esquire magazine.

He earned a bachelor’s degree from Yale University, a doctorate in political science from Harvard University and has received numerous honorary degrees.