Speakeasy: Difficult Conversations

Speakeasy: Difficult Conversations. How do we transform difficult conversations into productive discussions to address Global Challenges?

Join the conversation with our fascinating speakers who have had challenging conversations that led to positive change.

  • Robert Thirsk

Chancellor, astronaut, Robert Thirsk has viewed Planet Earth from space more than any other Canadian at 204 days, and 18 hours. His insights promote a call to action for the common good of humanity and the planet itself.

  • Maribeth Murray

Scientist, and cultural bridge-maker, Maribeth works with Inuit partners and scientists to develop a mutual understanding of the needs for information to understand and adapt to a changing Arctic.

  • Lourdes Juan

Entrepreneur, and social innovator, Lourdes divides her time between the worlds of business and the not-for profits, which are all deeply embedded in the Calgary community.

  • Sagar Grewal

He is driven by the future for young people, as a student of Global Challenges and as advocate and student leader.

Speakeasy is an event series that facilitates community-building with thought provoking discussion among students, staff and community across the arts, humanities, business, science and engineering in order to foster discovery, creativity and innovation. Enjoy provocative discussion, jazz, and art in the beautiful Taylor Institute building. 

Expand your mind and your connections, share ideas and discover new perspectives.


This event is open to the public and University of Calgary academic staff, staff and students. Please direct questions to cdci@ucalgary.ca

May 16, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Forum (TI 160)
Max Attendees 
No Cost
Event Category 
College of Discovery, Creativity and Innovation (CDCI)
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