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Sani Lecture

Ashok C. Sani (BS '74), for whom this lecture is named, was a distinguished graduate, successful entrepreneur, president of C.G.S. Industries Inc., loyal supporter of NYU, and the founding member of the NYU Stern Alumni Council. The Ashok Sani Scholar program shares Mr. Sani’s interest in ethics, truth, peace, compassion and the moral and social responsibilities of members of society with the NYU Stern community.


2022 Ashok C. Sani Lecture: Empowering Women Garment Workers in Bangladesh: From Rana Plaza to an Entrepreneurial Future

Rubana Huq, Vice Chancellor of Asian University for Women and Ex-President of BGMEA, delivered the 2022 Ashok C. Sani Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence Lecture on May 31. The lecture was followed by a moderated Q&A session with Michael Posner, Director of the Center for Business and Human Rights.

Former speakers include:

  • Ruchira Gupta
    Emmy award-winning activist, author, journalist, and Founder of Apne Aap
  • Tom Szaky
    CEO of TerraCycle
  • Rubana Huq
    Vice Chancellor of Asian University for Women and Ex-President of BGMEA
  • Sallie Krawcheck
    CEO & Co-founder of Ellevest
  • M. Night Shyamalan
  • Alan Murray
    Chief Content Officer of Time Inc. and President of Fortune
  • Larry Silverstein
    Chairman of Silverstein Properties and NYU Trustee
  • Robert Frank
    Research scholar at NYU Stern and the Henrietta Johnson Louis Professor of Management at Cornell University
  • John Sexton
    President Emeritus, New York Univeristy
  • Gordon Brown
    Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
  • Maria Bartiromo
    Anchor of CNBC’s Closing Bell with Maria Bartiromo