Anticipating and Profiting from Global Megatrends

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In a world system characterized by ever-changing economic climates, how can one anticipate and plan for adapting in the new age? In our upcoming master class we will examine the five major shifts emerging markets will be quickly facing.

We will learn to anticipate the impact of global megatrends such as climate change and an aging society, and strategize how to harness these into business opportunities. Make sure that you know what to expect in the next 5, 10, or 20 years. Developed Western Economies are going to be called on increasingly to adapt to new challenges on the world stage. This class will help you rise to the challenge.

What you will learn:

  • Nature and Impact of 5 Major Global Megatrends
  • Growth Strategies for Western Developed Economies
  • 5 Major Shifts in Emerging Markets
  • Harnessing Global Growth Opportunities

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Dr. Scherezade Rehman

Dr. Scheherazade Rehman is the Faculty Director of the World Executive MBA and the Director of the European Union Research Center (EURC), GW Dean’s Professorial Fellow of international finance/business, and professor of International Affairs at the George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

16th Annual Maxon Lecture Featuring Jim Clifton, CEO, Gallup

The GW School of Business invites you to attend the 16th-annual Robert P. Maxon Lecture. This year’s lecture will be delivered by Gallup CEO Jim Clifton. 

Since 1988, Jim Clifton has served as CEO of Gallup, a global leader in consulting and public opinion research and analytics. Under his leadership, Gallup has expanded from a predominantly U.S.-based company to a worldwide organization with 30 offices in 20 countries and regions.

Mr. Clifton is the creator of The Gallup Path, a metric-based economic model that establishes the linkages among human nature in the workplace, customer engagement, and business outcomes. This model is used in performance management systems in more than 500 companies worldwide. His most recent innovation, the Gallup World Poll, is designed to give the world’s 7 billion citizens a voice in virtually all key global issues.

Mr. Clifton is the author of The Coming Jobs War and coauthor of Entrepreneurial StrengthsFinder, as well as many articles on global leadership. His blog appears regularly in the Influencer section of LinkedIn and on’s Chairman’s Blog. He serves on several boards and is Chairman of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. He has received honorary degrees from Jackson State, Medgar Evers, and Bellevue Universities.


Megaprojects: Theory Meets Practice, 3rd International Workshop

High Performing Projects

  • Time: Thursday, June 4, 08:00 am – 06:15 pm; Friday, June 5, 08:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Location: The George Washington University School of Business • 2201 G St, NW, Duques Hall • Room 151 and Oglethorpe Hall • Washington, DC • 20052
Join Us!

On behalf of The George Washington University School of Business’ Master of Science in Project Management program, we invite you to the third annual workshop on megaprojects.

The workshop aims to bring together scholars and practitioners to further our collective understanding of megaproject performance and its relation to fundamental decisions on governance structures, development processes, procurement strategies, product designs, and environment changes.

What is a high-performing megaproject? Performance is a notion to our understanding of the megaproject phenomena and to advance the debate on this complicated organization form for producing capital and designed assets. Performance is also a fundamental notion in the practice of megaprojects, and thus, in the exercise of leadership and governance megaprojects. Paradoxically, our understanding of megaproject performance is still emerging. Aside the traditional econometric cost-benefit analysis, the notion of a high-performing megaproject remains surprisingly ambiguous and prone to misconceptions.

Making sense of a high-performing megaproject is the theme of this year’s workshop.

  • Thursday, June 4, 2015
    8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (reception to follow)
  • Friday, June 5, 2015
    8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Check back soon for the conference agenda and registration information!


The fee includes admission to the conference, continental breakfast on Thursday and Friday, the Thursday luncheon and a networking reception on Thursday. VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Discover accepted.

General Attendees

Discounted Price (before May 1, 2015) — $275
Regular Admission — $300

GW Community (Faculty, Staff, Alumni and Students)

Discounted Price (before May 1, 2015) — $200
Regular Admission — $225

Hotel Reservations

A wide range of accommodations are within walking distance of the Foggy Bottom Campus. Mention GW when making reservations at one of the official GW hotels.

The George Washington University Inn



824 New Hampshire Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20037

One Washington Circle Hotel


One Washington Circle, NW
Washington, DC 20037



If you have questions, please email or call 1-202-994-6145.

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The George Washington University School of Business



Duques Hall
2201 G Street, NW
Washington, DC

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GDRR 2015: Fourth Symposium on Games and Decisions in Reliability and Risk

Organised by Yeditepe University, in cooperation with CNR-IMATI and the George Washington University.

Point Hotel, Istanbul, Turkey
June 17th – 19th, 2015

Following the meetings in Washington by George Washington University (2009), in Belgirate by CNR IMATI (2011), in Kinsale by Trinity College Dublin (2013), the Fourth Symposium on Games and Decisions in Reliability and Risk (GDRR 4) will take place in Istanbul during June 17-19, 2015. The symposium is organised by Yeditepe University, in cooperation with CNR-IMATI and the George Washington University.

The objective of the symposium is to present novel use of game and decision theory in reliability and risk analysis and to bring together researchers from diverse disciplines such as economics, engineering, finance, mathematics, medical sciences, probability and statistics.

All sessions at this symposium will be plenary, with a mix of invited and contributed presentations. Some preliminary information about the symposium can be found at the web site.

Fireside Chat with Van Adams • President, VanAdams Sports Group

Hosted by the Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence

Join us! For a Fireside Chat with Van Adams, President of the VanAdams Sports Group
Refreshments to be provided 

22180Van Adams, President of the VanAdams Sports Group, is an award-winning marketing professional with expertise in event management and talent relations. She has represented a number of iconic sports celebrities for their personal brand marketing and business ventures. She’s a recognized revenue-generator, proficient at negotiating deals and adept at strengthening the athlete’s brand making her a highly respected consultant. Her entrepreneurial proficiency extends to digital platforms, niche markets, business management, and program development.

Since becoming an entrepreneur, Van has produced upscale hospitality events for athlete and corporate clients in Super Bowl, MLB, and NBA All-Star cities across the nation. She recently was a Business Connect participant with the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee, a program providing increased opportunities for local small business owners to conduct Super Bowl business. Additionally, she was a keynote speaker and featured panelist as a marketing expert for the program.

As an advocate for women in business, Van created Gathering on the Greens®, an initiative that provides businesswomen an opportunity to learn how to play golf, thus strengthening their confidence to “get in the game” and increase their professional development and networking opportunities. Van is a founding board member of the NYC Metro Chapter of Women in Sports and Events (WISE) where she currently serves as Chapter President leading the way in marketing strategy and programming to fulfill the organization’s national mission of being the voice and resource for professional women in sports business.

At the onset of her career, Van worked with the world-renowned Tiger Football and Baseball programs at her alma mater, Grambling State University in Louisiana where she earned her bachelors in Biology/Pre-Med and masters in Sports Administration. Van has held key positions at prestigious sports organizations including the United States Golf Association, Sports Illustrated, and Buffalo Bills before launching her own business. Van’s most recent accolades include being named one of the 2014 Top 25 Leading Women Entrepreneurs and Business Owners. An alumnus of the Executive Leadership Institute at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, Van is an adjunct professor teaching a graduate class on sports marketing (Manhattanville College) and revenue pricing and strategies (NYU). Van also conducts workshops for small businesses and writes for a number of prominent industry publications on careers, business development and marketing strategies.

African Diaspora Marketplace III Launch Reception

The U.S. Agency for International Development and Western Union invite you to a business networking reception to launch the African Diaspora Marketplace III: A Business Plan Competition. The reception is co-hosted by GW-CIBER.

To learn more about the business plan competition, visit the African Diaspora Marketplace webpage.

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I²SDS Seminar Series • January 30th • Don’t Count on Poisson!

The Institute for Integrating Statistics in Decision Sciences

Department of Decision Sciences
The George Washington University

Speaker: Kimberly Sellers, Georgetown University, Department of Mathematics
Title: Don’t Count on Poisson! Introducing the Conway-Maxwell-Poisson Distribution to Model Count Data
Time: Friday, January 30th, 11:15 am –12:15 pm
Place: Duques Hall, Room 651 • 2201 G  Street, NW • Washington, DC • 20052


Count data have become widely pervasive in various applied fields requiring data collection, including surveys, environmental studies, disease surveillance, and genetic studies.  Classical statistical methods surrounding count data center around the Poisson distribution and associated methodologies, whose assumption is that the mean and variance equal.  Real data, however, violate this basic principle in that the dataset displays some form of dispersion.  The Conway-Maxwell-Poisson (COM-Poisson) distribution is a flexible alternative for count data that not only contains three classical distributions as special cases, but can more broadly accommodate either over- and under-dispersion.  As a result, it has served as a motivating distribution for generalizing many classical statistical methods to allow for dispersion, including regression analysis, control chart theory, and stochastic processes.  This talk will highlight some of these areas, and demonstrate their use in various applications.

Finance Department • Spring Seminar Series • February 13th

Join us February 13th, 2015

For the Finance Department’s Spring 2015 Seminar Series.

Location: Duques Hall, Room 650• 2201 G St. NW • Washington, DC • 20052
Speaker: Oğuzhan Karakas, Boston College
Title: TBD

Finance Department • Spring Seminar Series • January 30th

Join us January 30th, 2015

For the Finance Department’s Spring 2015 Seminar Series.

Location: Funger Hall, Room 420 • 2201 G St. NW • Washington, DC • 20052
Speaker: Peter Iliev, Penn State University
TitleThe Real Effects of Equity Issuance Frictions

Summer Short Term Programs • Information Session

If interested in participating in a summer short term program, come to the info session January 28th 5:30-6:30.

A reception with past partcipants will follow from 6:30-7:00 PM.

Summer Short Term Deadline: Make sure to get your summer short term study applications in by Sunday, February 15th.