FDIB in Emerging & Developing Markets:


2015 WORKSHOP AGENDA

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Tuesday, June 9th

SETTING THE STAGE

12:00-12:30pm REGISTRATION & LUNCH Room 451
12:30-12:45pm

WELCOME REMARKS

Dr. Jennifer Spencer, Vice Dean of Faculty and Research;  George Coelho Distinguished Scholar; Professor of International Business and International Affairs, GW School of Business
Dr. Reid W. ClickDirector, GW-CIBER; Associate Professor of International Business and International Affairs, GW School of Business
Dr. Liesl RiddleAssociate Professor of International Business & of International Affairs, GW School of Business

Room 451
12:45-1:30pm FRAMEWORK LECTURE
What are Institutions? Why are they Important for Development?

Presenters:

Dr. Liesl Riddle, Associate Professor of International Business and International Affairs, GW School of Business

Room 451
1:30-2:00pm BREAK & CASE READING 6th Floor Fishbowl
2:00-3:00pm CASE DISCUSSION
“The Case of the Untouchable Watercarrier”

Dr. Liesl Riddle, Associate Professor of International Business and International Affairs, GW School of Business

Video:

Monika Kalra Varma, J.D.Executive Director, D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program; Former Director of RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights

Room 651
3:00-4:00pm

PRESENTATION

Establishing Dalit Rights in the Contemporary World

Mr. D.B. Sagar, President & Founder, International Commission for Dalit Rights

Room 451
4:00-4:15pm BREAK 6th Floor Lobby
4:15-5:30pm PRACTITIONER’S PERSPECTIVES I: EXECUTIVE ROUNDTABLE
Navigating Institutional Change in Emerging and Developing Markets

Moderator:

Dr. Anthony Cannizzaro, Assistant Professor of International Business, CUA School of Business & Economics

Panelists:

Mr. Michael Castellano, J.DVice President for Government Relations, The Walt Disney Company
Mr. Rex Pingle, President and CEO, PMD International
Mr. John Saylor, Chairman, Virginia/Washington, DC District Export Council
Mr. Qaisar ShareefSenior Vice President – Consultant – Business Strategy, The MARS Agency; Former Country Manager, Procter & Gamble, Pakistan & Ukraine

Room 651
5:30-7:00pm

RECEPTION & REMARKS

Mr. John Saylor, Chairman, Virginia/Washington, DC District Export Council

 6th Floor Lobby
7:00pm LOGISTICS & WALK TO THE RESIDENCE HALL
 City Hall (950 24th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20052)

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Wednesday, June 10th

ROLE OF INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

9:00-9:30am BREAKFAST Room 451
9:30-10:45am PRESENTATION
Measuring Institutions: The World Bank’s Doing Business Index

Dr. Adrian Gonzalez, Senior Economist, Doing Business Team, The World BankBusiness

Room 451
10:45-11:15am WALK TO THE WORLD BANK INFO SHOP
11:15-12:00pm THE WORLD BANK INFO SHOP VISIT
12:00-12:30pm WALK TO DUQUES HALL
12:30-2:00pm LUNCH & PRESENTATION
Changing Role of Emerging Markets and Developing Countries in Trade Negotiations

Ms. Barbara Weisel, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Southeast Asia and the Pacific, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

Room 451
2:00-2:15pm BREAK  Room 451
2:15-3:00pm WALK TO THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND
3:00-4:00pm VISIT OF THE IMF & PRESENTATION
The Changing Relationship between the IMF and Emerging & Developing Markets

Mr. Patrick Cirillo, Principal Assistant to The Secretary of the International Monetary Fund and the IMF’s International Monetary and Financial Committee, IMF

 IMF Boardroom
4:00-6:30pm WALK TO DUQUES HALL & FREE TIME
6:30-9:00pm

DINNER, INFORMAL INSIGHTS FROM BUSINESS/POLICY PROFESSIONALS & KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Introductions:

Dr. Liesl Riddle, Associate Professor of International Business and International Affairs, GW School of Business
Dr. Linda Livingstone, Dean & Professor of Management, GW School of Business 

Keynote Address:

Dr. Jianhai Lin, Secretary of the Fund and the International Monetary and Financial Committee, IMF

City View Room, Elliott School of Int’l Affairs, 1957 E St. (7th floor)*
*Walking directions are included in the workshop binder

Thursday, June 11th

COUNTRY-LEVEL DIFFERENCES & REGIONAL RELATIONSHIPS

8:45-9:15am BREAKFAST 6th Floor Lobby
9:15-10:30am PRACTITIONER’S PERSPECTIVES II: EXECUTIVE ROUNDTABLE
The Role of Non-Governmental Organizations in Emerging and Developing Markets

Moderator:

Dr. Jorge Rivera,
Professor of Strategic Management and Public Policy, GW School of Business

Panelists:

Mr. Casey Harrison, Program Officer – Private Sector Engagement and Sustainable Agriculture, World Wildlife Fund
Ms. Kristen Walker-Painemilla, Vice President, Conservation International

Room 651
10:30-10:45am BREAK 6th Floor Lobby
10:45am-12:30pm ACADEMIC PERSPECTIVES I: RESEARCH ROUNDTABLE
Political Risk Indicators: Teaching & Research Applications

Dr. Reid W. Click, Director, GW-CIBER, Associate Professor of International Business and International Affairs, GW School of Business
Dr. Robert Weiner, Professor of International Business, Public Policy and Public Administration, and International Affairs, GW School of Business

Room 651
12:30-1:45pm

LUNCH & PRESENTATION

Measuring and Combating Corruption: The Efforts of Transparency International

Ms. Claudia Dumas, J.D., President & CEO, Transparency International – USA
Ms. Jacqueline de Gramont, J.D., Policy Director, Transparency International – USA

Room 451
1:45-2:00pm BREAK 6th Floor Lobby
2:00-3:30pm

CASE DISCUSSION

“East of Africa (and West of China): Chinese Business in Africa”

Ambassador David Shinn, Former U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia; Professorial Lecturer of International Affairs, GW Elliott School of International Affairs

 Room 651
3:30-3:45pm BREAK  6th Floor Lobby
3:45-5:00pm PRESENTATION
Doing Business in Africa: Comparative Perspectives

Mr. James Newlands, Partner, Ernst & Young

 Room 651
5:00-8:30pm DINNER
 On your own

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Friday, June 12th

APPLICATIONS

8:30-9:00am BREAKFAST 6th Floor Lobby
9:00-10:30am

ACADEMIC PERSPECTIVES II: RESEARCH ROUNDTABLE

Researching How Institutions Impact Firms & Managers in Emerging & Developing Markets: Views from Different Academic Disciplines

Moderator:

Dr. Reid W. Click, Director, GW-CIBER, Associate Professor of International Business and International Affairs, GW School of Business

Panelists:

Dr. Anu Phene, Phillip Grub Distinguished Scholar; Professor of International Business, GW School of Business
Dr. Susan Sell, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs; Director of the Institute for Global and International Studies, GW Columbian College of Arts & Sciences
Dr. Stephen Smith, Professor of Economics and International Affairs, GW Columbian College of Arts & Sciences

Room 651
10:30-10:45am BREAK 6th Floor Lobby
10:45-11:45am PRESENTATION
Role of Diasporas in Emerging Markets and Developing Countries

Dr. Liesl RiddleDirector, GW-CIBER and Associate Professor of International Business & of International Affairs, GW School of Business

Room 651
11:45-12:00pm BREAK 6th Floor Lobby
11:45-12:00pm CASE DISCUSSION
“Mobil in Aceh, Indonesia”
Participants’ Individual Review of Case (2:00-2:30pm)
Small Group Case Discussion/Activity (2:30-4:00pm)
Case Debrief with Legal Perspective (4:00-5:00pm)
Room 651
12:00-1:00pm CASE DISCUSSION
Diaspora Portfolio Investment: “Homestrings, Inc.: Diaspora-Based Financing and the Crowd Funding of Development”

Mr. Eric Guichard, Founder & CEO, Homestrings, Ltd

Room 651
1:00-2:30pm LUNCH & CASE DISCUSSION
Corporate Social Responsibility with Transnational Consumers: “Western Union: Our World, Our Family”

Ms. Barbara Span, Vice President, Global Public Affairs, Western Union Company

 Room 451
 2:45-4:00pm ACADEMIC PERSPECTIVES III: TEACHING ROUNDTABLE
Teaching Students about Institutions in Emerging & Developing Markets: Approaches, Challenges & New Ideas

Moderator:

Dr. Liesl Riddle, Associate Professor of International Business and International Affairs, GW School of Business

Panelists:

Dr. Meghana Ayyagari, Associate Professor of International Business, GW School of Business
Ms. Stacie Berdan, International Careers Expert & Author 
Dr. Vinod Jain, President & CEO, India-US World Affairs Institute, Inc.

 Room 651
4:00-4:40pm WORKSHOP EVALUATION & BREAK  Room 651
4:40pm DEPART FOR WASHINGTON HARBOUR
Bus departs Duquès Hall at 4:40pm
Bus departs City Hall at 4:45pm
5:00-7:00pm DINNER