Leadership Lens (L2) is a series of conversations designed to highlight and hear from inspirational leaders across multiple sectors about building organizations, supporting educational equality and developing talent for the 21st century.

Headshot of Lord Dr. Michael Hastings
Lord Dr. Michael Hastings

This month, NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development will continue its regular speaker series, Leadership Lens (L2), with guest Lord Dr. Michael Hastings of Scarisbrick CBE. He will be interviewed virtually by Lisette Nieves, professor of educational leadership and policy studies, about his remarkable career and his perspectives on the political, economic, and cultural impacts of Brexit.

Lord Hastings has an illustrious career across the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, working within education, philanthropy, and business to support and develop communities around the world. He currently serves as the chancellor of Regent's University London and as professor of leadership at the Stephen L. Covey Institute at the University of Utah. He is also a vice president at UNICEF UK and a trustee for the Africa Philanthropy Foundation. Lord Hastings is the former head of public affairs at the BBC and was their first head of corporate social responsibility. He also served as the global head of citizenship for KPMG and is a former trustee of the Vodafone Group Foundation and subsequently a governor of the Vodafone/Safaricom M PESA Academy in Nairobi for 800 of Kenya’s poorest children.

Lord Hastings began his career as a teacher then worked across government agencies on policies to build racial equality, workforce development, and safer and more effective crime prevention strategies. He was conferred with a doctorate in Civil Law from the University of Kent, Canterbury in 2014 in recognition for his leadership at KPMG, the BBC and for his work in international development and corporate responsibility and in 2019 was the first ever recipient of the Stephen R. Covey Leadership Award for a life built on principles and pragmatic delivery.

This event, as all events in the L2 series, are free and open to the public. Interested attendees are required to register in advance at this link or by contacting Darren Ziller at Darren.Ziller@nyu.edu. Members of the media with questions should contact Jordan Bennett at Jordan.Bennett@nyu.edu.

L2 is a series of conversations designed to highlight and hear from inspirational leaders across multiple sectors about building organizations, supporting educational equality and developing talent for the 21st century. It is hosted by the Department of Administration, Leadership, and Technology, in partnership with the Office of Dean Jack Knott, the Gale and Ira Drukier Dean of NYU Steinhardt.

About the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
Located in the heart of New York City’s Greenwich Village, NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development prepares students for careers in the arts, education, health, media and psychology. Since its founding in 1890, the Steinhardt School's mission has been to expand human capacity through public service, global collaboration, research, scholarship, and practice. To learn more about NYU Steinhardt, visit steinhardt.nyu.edu.

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