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13th LaFontaine-Baldwin Lecture: Naheed Nenshi

The Canada We Hope For

“Each year we invite a speaker who can extend our conversation in new directions with original and inclusive ideas. Naheed Nenshi will bring the force of his thinking about citizenship and cities, along with his remarkable personal narrative, to the fore, ensuring another important Symposium conversation about who we are as a country.” — Charlie Foran, Institute for Canadian Citizenship CEO

Globally known for his passion to make cities, especially Calgary, work better, Naheed Nenshi is currently serving his second term and is Calgary’s 36th mayor. He was Canada’s first tenured professor in the field of nonprofit management at Mount Royal University’s Bissett School of Business and a trusted business advisor to corporate leaders in Canada and the USA. Nenshi is also the lead author of Building Up: Making Canada’s Cities Magnets for Talent and Engines of Development.

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Listen to Naheed Nenshi on CBC Ideas
Read the speech excerpt in the Globe and Mail