Open Your Mind: A Q&A with Osgoode Professor Aaron Dhir

Aaron A. Dhir, Osgoode Hall Law School of York University


Appearing at regular intervals in YFile, Open Your Mind is a series of articles offering insight into the different ways York University professors, researchers and graduate students champion fresh ways of thinking in their research and teaching practice. Their approach, grounded in a desire to seek the unexpected, is charting a new course for future generations.

Today, the spotlight is on Osgoode Hall Law School Professor Aaron Dhir. Dhir’s scholarly interests centre on corporate law, governance, theory and accountability. His recent book, Challenging Boardroom Homogeneity: Corporate Law, Governance, and Diversity (Cambridge University Press, 2015), has received significant media attention, including coverage in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Harvard Business Review, Forbes, The Atlantic, Newsweek, National Public Radio, The Globe & Mail, The Financial Post, and The Toronto Star. Academic reviewers have described Dhir’s book as a “path-breaking study” and “a crucial book on a crucial subject”. An excerpt from the book can be read here.