Shawn and Khush Singh Distinguished Lecture Series

Shawn et Khush Singh

“If I can now return the favour by helping to bring the world’s best academics, leaders, entrepreneurs and public servants to speak on campus, it’s a great way of saying thanks."

— Shawn Singh, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Managing Director, Luminus Management, BSocSc 1998 (Political Science/Sociology)

University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Social Sciences alumnus, Shawn Singh, (political science/sociology, 1998) has had a multi-faceted career path. Originally, from Ottawa, he is currently General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Managing Director at Luminus Management, a multi-billion dollar investment firm in New York City. Some of the many hats he wears include - film producer (Altered Minds, 52: In Search of the Loneliest Whale in the World), entrepreneur, board member, faculty volunteer, and philanthropist.

In 2017, Shawn and his spouse Khush established the Shawn and Khush Singh Distinguished Lecture Series designed to bring the world’s top leaders, academics, entrepreneurs and public servants to uOttawa. During the same year, the Faculty of Social Sciences hosted Charles Doran, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of International Relations at Johns Hopkins University, as well as Lieutenant-General (ret.) the Honorable Roméo A. Dallaire, founder of the Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative, celebrated human rights advocate, respected government and UN advisor, and former Canadian Senator. In the fall of 2018, the Faculty was very pleased to welcome American political activist, author, lecturer, and attorney Ralph Nader.

Thanks to Shawn and Khush’s generosity, the Faculty of Social Sciences looks forward to hosting more distinguished leaders in the years to come.

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