Teaching and Speaking

I’ve spoken at universities and conferences, and led workshops at the locations below. Most of these talks and panels have been on the following topics:

  • Careers of Meaning and Impact (or working for social change)
  • Building Professional Skills in the 21st Century
  • How the World of Work is Changing
  • The Future of Higher Education
  • Social Entrepreneurship/Social Innovation
  • Storytelling as a Leadership Skill
  • How to Scale Social Change


The United States

  1. University of San Diego – Commencement Speech in 2015, and on multiple other occasions
  2. Harvard University (multiple occasions)
  3. Harvard Business School
  4. Georgetown University (multiple occasions)
  5. George Washington University
  6. Duke University
  7. Brown University
  8. Fletcher School for Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
  9. Davidson College (multiple occasions)
  10. American University
  11. School for International Training
  12. George Mason University
  13. Florida International University
  14. Miami Dade College
  15. Watson University (multiple occasions)
  16. Colorado Chataqua Association – Boulder, CO
  17. American Express Emerging Leaders Bootcamp – New York, NY
  18. Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs Annual Conference – New York, NY
  19. Grantmakers for Effective Organizations Annual Conference – Seattle, WA
  20. Global Good Fund Annual Conference – Washington, DC


  1. TEDxAmsterdamED – Amsterdam, Netherlands
  2. UNICEF Innovations Summit – Helsinki, Finland
  3. International Peace and Security Institute, Johns Hopkins University – Bologna, Italy (multiple occasions)
  4. HEC Business School – Paris, France
  5. The Graduate Institute – Geneva, Switzerland
  6. University of Plymouth Business School – Plymouth, UK
  7. The Amsterdam School of Creative Leadership – Amsterdam, Netherlands
  8. Vodafone NL – Amsterdam, Netherlands
  9. Pakhuis Zwiger – Amsterdam, Netherlands
  10. Salzburg Global Seminar – Salzburg, Austria


  1. Strathmore Business School
  2. Kenyatta University – Chandaria Center for Innovation
  3. Humanitarian Partnerships Conference, University of Nairobi
  4. Educational Innovations Conference
  5. Young Entrepreneurs Network
  6. Acumen Fellows Program
  7. Ruaka Conference


  1. Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) Digital Quality Summit – Bangalore, India
  2. Initiatives of Change Conference – Bhubaneswar, India

Latin America

  1. United Nations-mandated University for Peace – Costa Rica
  2. Impact Hub Sao Paulo – Sao Paulo, Brazil
  3. The Opportunity Collaboration – Ixtapa, Mexico (multiple occasions)


  1. World Bank Conference on Fragile States – Cape Town, South Africa
  2. Design for Social Impact and Leadership  – Bangkok, Thailand
  3. Change School – Singapore
  4. Kopernik – Bali, Indonesia
  5. Ashoka Changemaker Summit – Arusha, Tanzania
  6. Hiroshima Jogakuin University – Hiroshima, Japan

4 Responses to Teaching and Speaking

  1. Nicola says:

    Dear Roshan

    I am deeply interested in scaling social impact. Do you know where i can get a copy of your article: Scaling Social Impact: When Everybody Contributes, Everybody Wins?

  2. Dr. Mita Tarafder says:

    Would like to share the self-propagating education service delivery model for offering education to needy students.

  3. Eric Miller says:

    Roshan –

    I, too, am working on scaling social impact research…can you send a copy of your article?

    Many thanks!


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