Video Library: Interviews and Lectures




Social Tensions & Institutional Change: Challenges for Business? "The Case of the Untouchable Water-Carrier in India"

Interview with Monika Varma, former Director of the Robert F Kennedy Center for Human Rights, about the caste system's influence on business practices in India.  The interview also debriefs the teaching case "The Case of the Untouchable Water-Carrier."

May 31, 2012 · 12 minutes

FDIB Emerging Markets 2009: Jamaican Diaspora Movement

Honorable Genevie Brown Metzger, Consul General of Jamaica talked about the business initiatives among the Jamaican diaspora members.

June 19, 2009 · 39 minutes

FDIB Emerging Markets 2009: IFC's Doing Business Project

Ms. Svetlana Bagaudinova, Sr. Private Sector Development Specialist at the IFC discussed the "Doing Business Project" - a series of annual IFC reports investigating the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it.

June 18, 2009 · 48 minutes

FDIB Negotiations 2009: Difficult International Negotiations in Practice

Ambassador John McDonald, Chairman and co-founder of the Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy, shared his experience with conducting international negotiations during his 40-year career as a diplomat.

June 6, 2009 · 75 minutes

Public-Private Partnerships: Addressing Global Challenges and Opportunities

Presentation by Aaron Williams, Vice President for Business Development, RTI International.

June 5, 2009 · 41 minutes

FDIB Negotiations 2009: Multiparty Negotiations in Development

Ms. Catherine O'Farrell from the IFC Advisory Services discussed the establishment of public-private partnerships in healthcare in Romania as an example of successful multiparty international negotiations.

June 4, 2009 · 58 minutes

Lecture with Bill Drayton, CEO of Ashoka

Bill Drayton, the CEO of Ashoka, lectures about the importance of teaching social entrepreneurship in today's business schools.

June 5, 2008 · 1 hour 6 minutes

Interview with Michael Hopkins, CEO and Chairman of MHC International

Business leader and professor, Michael Hopkins, discuss the work of MHC International of London and Geneva, a research and service company specializing in social development issues for public and private sectors

November 12, 2007 · 51 minutes

Interview with Bal K.Joshi, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Thamel Dot Com

Bal Joshi describes the unique development and marketing of Thamel.com, a website that serves as a portal for Nepalese diaporas to send gifts to their friends and family in Nepal.

June 16, 2006 · 42 minutes

Kinship and Diasporas in Internaional Affairs by Dr. Yossi Shain

Dr. Yossi Shain, Professor of Political Science at Georgetown University and Head of the Hartog School of Government, Tel Aviv University, lectures on globalization and diaspora community politics, focusing primarily on the diaspora and kinship.

November 12, 2007 · 1 hour 3 minutes

Perfecting Political Diaspora by Dr. Peter Spiro

Dr. Peter Spiro, a law professor at Temple University, discusses diasporas and their relationship with their mother state. Should they be able to vote? What happens once the concepts of nationhood and full citizenship are no longer bounded by geography?

November 6, 2007 · 1 hour 1 minutes

Thinking Big & Scaling Up: BRAC's Model for Poverty Alleviation

Fazle Hasan Abed, founder and Chairman, explain how BRAC programs are making an impact from Bangladesh to Afghanistan and beyond.

September 14, 2007 · 52 minutes

Blood Diamonds: The Real Story About Conflict Resources

Rory Anderson, the Senior Policy Advisor for Africa at WorldVision, discusses how conflict resources plague countries in Africa today. She also highlights the role that NGOs play in ending this tragic industry by bringing awareness to the issue.

April 17, 2007 · 1 hour 9 minutes

Political Risk Indicators and Analysis: A Classroom Presentation by Dr. Reid Click

Dr. Reid Click lectures on political and financial risk for the GW School of Business class on "Managing in Developing Countries."

March 1, 2007 · 1 hour 14 minutes

Building for the Future: The Long-Term International Economic Agenda

Assistant Secretary of State for Economic, Energy and Business Affairs, Daniel S. Sullivan discusses the present and future of economic foreign policy.

February 20, 2007 · 50 minutes