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
  • The Future of Work
  • The Future of Higher Education
  • Social Entrepreneurship/Social Innovation
  • Storytelling as a Leadership Skill
  • How to Scale Social Change

North America

  1. University of San Diego – Commencement Speech in 2015, and on multiple other occasions
  2. Harvard University (multiple occasions)
  3. Harvard Business School
  4. Harvard Kennedy School of Government
  5. Society for International Development – Washington, DC
  6. Association of Corporate Citizenship Professionals (keynote) – Washington, DC
  7. Dartmouth University
  8. New York University (NYU)
  9. Georgetown University (multiple occasions)
  10. Duke University
  11. Brown University
  12. Fletcher School for Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
  13. Davidson College (multiple occasions)
  14. University of Notre Dame
  15. American University
  16. George Washington University
  17. University of Waterloo
  18. Lynn University
  19. School for International Training
  20. George Mason University
  21. Florida International University
  22. Miami Dade College
  23. Watson University (multiple occasions)
  24. Colorado Chataqua Association – Boulder, CO
  25. American Express Emerging Leaders Bootcamp – New York, NY
  26. Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs Annual Conference – New York, NY
  27. Grantmakers for Effective Organizations Annual Conference – Seattle, WA
  28. Global Good Fund Annual Conference – Washington, DC
  29. Association of Professional Schools in International Affairs (talk delivered virtually)
  30. Atlas Corps Community – Washington, DC (talk delivered virtually)


  1. TEDxAmsterdamED – Amsterdam, Netherlands
  2. UNICEF Innovations Summit – Helsinki, Finland
  3. Open Days of Innovation Conference – Milan, Italy
  4. Oxfam Global Gathering of CEOs – Brussels, Belgium
  5. International Peace and Security Institute, Johns Hopkins University – Bologna, Italy (multiple occasions)
  6. HEC Business School – Paris, France
  7. The Graduate Institute – Geneva, Switzerland
  8. University of Plymouth Business School – Plymouth, UK
  9. THNK: The Amsterdam School of Creative Leadership (multiple occasions) – Amsterdam, Netherlands
  10. Vodafone NL – Amsterdam, Netherlands
  11. Pakhuis Zwiger – Amsterdam, Netherlands
  12. Salzburg Global Seminar – Salzburg, Austria
  13. Escape the City – London, UK (talk delivered virtually)
  14. Career Shifters – London, UK (talk delivered virtually)


  1. TEDxBangalore Salon – Bangalore
  2. Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) Digital Quality Summit – Bangalore
  3. Asia Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN) India Summit – Bangalore
  4. Demystifying Social Impact Careers conference – Delhi, Bangalore
  5. National School of Journalism – Bangalore
  6. Building Civil Society Organizations – Delhi
  7. Circular Apparel Innovation Factory and Sankalp Dialogues – Mumbai
  8. World Education Congress – Mumbai
  9. Prahlad Kakkar School of Branding and Entrepreneurship – Mumbai
  10. Sankalp Forum – Mumbai
  11. TiE Panel on Frugal Innovation – Bangalore
  12. Enable Makeathon by International Committee of Red Cross – Bangalore
  13. Initiatives of Change Conference – Bhubaneswar
  14. Network Capital Community (talk delivered virtually)


  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

Latin America

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


  1. World Bank Conference on Fragile States – Cape Town, South Africa
  2. Asia Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN) conference – Singapore
  3. International Fundraising Conference – Bangkok, Thailand
  4. Design for Social Impact and Leadership  – Bangkok, Thailand
  5. Change School – Singapore
  6. Kopernik – Bali, Indonesia
  7. Ashoka Changemaker Summit – Arusha, Tanzania
  8. Hiroshima Jogakuin University – Hiroshima, Japan
  9. Future Proof Community (talk delivered virtually) – Hong Kong

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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