Speakers and Lectures

The Hennick Centre for Business and Law organizes lectures and speaker events on topics of business, law and public policy throughout the year.  At such programs, students, practitioners and scholars come together to learn about emerging trends, cutting-edge research, policy reforms and business deals.

The Davies Fund, a signature program of the Hennick Centre, sponsors a prestigious lecture in business law each year.  In March 2013, John Kay, one of Britain’s leading economists, delivered the Davies Fund for Business Law Lecture on a range of topics related to sustainable capitalism to lawyers, students, business leaders and public policy experts. John Kay is a Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics. He is also a Fellow of St. John’s College, Oxford University; a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh; and a Fellow of the British Academy. Find more information about the Davies Fund and the 2013 lecture.

The Centre also hosts a speaker series that brings distinguished scholars and practitioners to York University. Many of our speaker and lecture events are co-sponsored with businesses, law firms and other organizations.  For example, a one-day forum in November 2010 with three leading thinkers about risk management and institutional resilience in an age of crisis, was presented jointly with the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) and Gowling, Lafleur and Henderson LLP.

Find more information about Hennick Centre upcoming events as well as conferences and seminars.