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

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. Dartmouth University
  5. New York University (NYU)
  6. Georgetown University (multiple occasions)
  7. George Washington University
  8. Duke University
  9. Brown University
  10. Fletcher School for Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
  11. Davidson College (multiple occasions)
  12. American University
  13. Lynn University
  14. School for International Training
  15. George Mason University
  16. Florida International University
  17. Miami Dade College
  18. Watson University (multiple occasions)
  19. Colorado Chataqua Association – Boulder, CO
  20. American Express Emerging Leaders Bootcamp – New York, NY
  21. Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs Annual Conference – New York, NY
  22. Grantmakers for Effective Organizations Annual Conference – Seattle, WA
  23. Global Good Fund Annual Conference – Washington, DC


  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


  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
  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

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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