The YTL Leaders Lounge is the webinar series for alumni, members of current cohorts, and other interested young professionals hosted by the Young Transatlantic Leadership Initiative. The webinars give the opportunity to connect with interesting people and to learn about leadership skills, personal development, and transatlantic relations. Our speakers share their experience and discuss current topics, leadership skills and what the next generation of leaders need to know. Each webinar is open to the general audience. The link to the next webinars can be found below, on our social media accounts, or in our monthly newsletter. The series was started in May 2020 with a conversation between Yasir Naqvi, CEO of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship, and the YTL19 and YTL20 classes hosted by Robin Arens. All public webinars are recorded and will be accessible after the date.

Next webinar

We will continue our public Leaders Lounge webinar on 24th of September 2020 at 6.30 pm (CEST) / 12.30 pm (EDT) / 9.30 am (PDT) with Sotirios Kotoulas. Sotirios received his professional degree in architecture at the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of the Cooper Union in New York. Furthermore, he received his M.Arch studying history and theory of architecture with Alberto Pérez-Gómez at McGill University. Sotirios has worked on several urban design and architecture projects in Israel, the USA, China, and Dubai. Additionally, Sotirios currently teaches a range of courses at the University of Manitoba School of Architecture and serves on the board of directors at the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and acts as the board chair of Basilica Hudson, in Hudson, New York.

Sotirios is a thought-leader of architecture, he brings artists from all around the world together and to Canada, and trains a new generation of city planners and architectures. He worked on projects in Israel, the United States, Dubai, and Canada. Sotirios will give us an overview of his different activities and projects and what they can teach us about modern urban design. His personal learnings from his career will also be addressed.


You can register to the webinar by using the following link.

Past webinars

The links to review past webinars will follow soon.

27th of August - Colette O'Hara Chief Strategy Officer at SaltWire Network

30th of July - Florian Kling, Mayor of the city Calw, located in Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany

1st of July - Scott Young, former Director of Ideas & Insights at the Institute for Canadian Citizenship

4th of June - Kyle Matthews, Executive Director at the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies

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