Wednesday, February 24th
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
NYU Steinhardt’s Department of Administration, Leadership, and Technology, in partnership with the office of Jack Knott, the Gale and Ira Drukier Dean of NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, welcomes Lord Michael Hastings as our distinguished speaker this spring. He will be interviewed by Lisette Nieves, professor of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, about his remarkable career and his perspectives on the political, economic, and cultural impacts of Brexit.
Lord Dr. Michael Hastings of Scarisbrick CBE 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 is part of the Leadership Lens Series in NYU Steinhardt’s Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Program, designed to hear from inspirational leaders across sectors who are building organizations, supporting educational equality, and developing talent for the 21st Century.