Marc Kielburger

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, May 3, 2010 - 6:30pm
Dick and Jane LeVan Theatre
Event Type: 
Centennial Lecture

Marc Kielburger is an accomplished social advocate and leadership specialist, a bestselling author and a popular speaker. He is chief executive director of Free The Children, the world's largest network of children helping children through education. He is the co-founder and chief executive director of Leaders Today, the world's top youth leadership training organization.

Selected as one of Canada's "40 Top Leaders Under Forty," Marc is the youngest person ever to be awarded the Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship. He is the recipient of an honorary doctorate of education from Nipissing University for his work in leadership development.

Marc first became socially involved when he was 13 years old through his determination to protect the environment. He went on to serve as a parliamentary page in the Canadian House of Commons, work with AIDS patients in the slums of Bangkok, and volunteer in Kenya, where he helped local women to establish a fair trade cooperative.

Now 29 years old, Marc is a Harvard graduate and Rhodes Scholar. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University, having completed a degree in international relations. After winning a coveted Rhodes scholarship he went on to complete a law degree at Oxford University with an emphasis on human rights law.