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A Conversation with the Commissioner of Major League Baseball


Join us!

For a conversation with Rob Manfred, the Commissioner of Major League Baseball and a panel discussion featuring Richard Justice, MLB.com, Tim Kurkjian, ESPN and Claire Smith, ESPN. Moderated by Mark Hyman, assistant professor of management.


 


5th Annual Cherry Blossom Conference (Day 2)

The George Washington University School of Business is pleased to host the 5th Annual Cherry Blossom Conference.


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5th Annual Cherry Blossom Conference
April 7-8th, 2017 • Washington, D.C.



About the Conference

The George Washington University School of Business is pleased to host the 5th Annual Cherry Blossom Conference on Friday, April 7th & Saturday, April 8th, 2017. The conference aims to bring together scholars in accounting research, broadly defined.

Past topics include:

  • Peer Benchmarking
  • Performance Measurement
  • Earnings Conference Calls
  • Executive Compensation

  • Credit Analysts’ Ratings
  • Information Asymmetry
  • And much more!

The 2017 program will begin with lunch on Friday, followed by six research presentations (delivered over two days), a Friday night dinner at the historic Old Ebbitt Grill (a favorite of many past U.S. Presidents), and finally conclude with lunch on Saturday.

Our conference is held during the annual blooming of cherry blossoms, a nationally-renowned spectacle of natural beauty in the heart of Washington, DC.


Hotel Accommodations

We have reserved a block of rooms from Thursday to Sunday at the Park Hyatt Washington, located 5 blocks from the School of Business. Please mention the GWU Cherry Blossom Conference when booking to receive the discounted rate of $299 per night.

Park Hyatt Washington
1201 24th Street NW
Washington, DC 20037


Getting Here

The nearest airport is Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), followed by Dulles International Airport (IAD), and Baltimore International Airport (BWI).

Depending on traffic, a Lyft/Uber/taxi ride to GWU will be 15 minutes from DCA, 40 minutes from IAD, and 55 minutes from BWI.

Public Transportation

From DCA

  • Take the Blue line (Metro) towards Largo Town Center.
  • Exit at the Foggy Bottom-GWU station.

From IAD


Conference Organizing Committee



The 4th Annual Cherry Blossom Conference
April 8-9th, 2016 • Washington, DC

2016 Program & Participants


Day 1 Program • Friday, April 8th

12:00 p.m. ‐ 1:00 p.m.
Duquès Hall Room 150

Lunch


1:00 p.m. ‐ 2:00 p.m.
Duquès Hall Room 152

Dirk Black, Dartmouth College
Do First Impressions Last? The Impact of Initial Assessments and Subsequent Performance on Promotion Decisions


2:15 p.m. ‐ 3:15 p.m.
Duquès Hall Room 152

Terrance Blackburne, University of Washington
Perceived Accounting Quality and the Information Content of Prior Insider Trades


3:30 p.m. ‐ 4:30 p.m.
Duquès Hall Room 152

Oded Rozenbaum, George Washington University
Do Information Releases Increase or Decrease Information Asymmetry? New Evidence from Analyst Forecast Announcements


4:45 p.m. ‐ 5:45 p.m.
Duquès Hall Room 152

Pepa Kraft, New York University
Qualitative Corporate Disclosure and Credit Analysts’ Soft Rating Adjustments


6:30 p.m. ‐ 7:30 p.m.
Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab
750 15th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005

Reception and Dinner


Day 2 Program • Saturday, April 9th

8:00 a.m. ‐ 9:00 a.m.
Duquès Hall Room 150

Breakfast


9:00 a.m. ‐ 10:00 a.m.
Duquès Hall Room 152

Anne Heinrichs, Columbia University
Who Consumes Firm Disclosures? Evidence from Earnings Conference Calls


10:15 a.m. ‐ 11:15 a.m.
Duquès Hall Room 152

Joshua Anderson, Boston University
Investors’ Response to Limited Disclosure in an Unregulated Market


11:30 a.m. ‐ 12:30 p.m.
Duquès Hall Room 152

Atif Ellahie, University of Utah
Do Common Inherited Beliefs and Values Influence CEO Pay?


12:30 p.m. ‐ 1:30 p.m.
Duquès Hall Room 150

Lunch


2016 Conference Participants

Divya Anantharaman
Rutgers University

Joshua Anderson
Boston University

Bill Baber
Georgetown University

Dirk Black
Dartmouth College

Terrance Blackburne
University of Washington

Vedran Capkum
HEC Paris

Carlos Corona
Carnegie Mellon University

Yiwei Dou
New York University

Atif Ellahie
University of Utah

Menghai Gao
George Washington University (PhD Student)

Angela Gore
George Washington University

Rebecca Hann
University of Maryland

Anne Heinrichs
Columbia University

Bret Johnson
George Mason University

Yuan Ji
George Washington University (PhD Student)

Christopher Jones
George Washington University

Sok-Hyon Kang
George Washington University

Michael Kimbrough
University of Maryland

Pepa Kraft
New York University

Susan Kulp
George Washington University

Hanna Lee
University of Maryland

Lihong Liang
Georgetown University

Ling Lei Lisic
George Mason University

Fred Lindahl
George Washington University

Joon-Seok Moon
George Washington University (PhD Student)

Henry Na
George Washington University (PhD Student)

Hang Pei
George Washington University (PhD Student)

Spencer Pierce
Florida State University

James Potepa
George Washington University

Oded Rozenbaum
George Washington University

Atul Singh
George Washington University (PhD Student)

Liang Tan
George Washington University

Robin Tarpley
George Washington University

Kyle Welch
George Washington University

Yanfeng Xue
George Washington University

Jenny Zha Giedt
University of California, Berkeley

Yun Zhang
George Washington University

Emanuel Zur
University of Maryland




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5th Annual Cherry Blossom Conference

The George Washington University School of Business is pleased to host the 5th Annual Cherry Blossom Conference.


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5th Annual Cherry Blossom Conference
April 7-8th, 2017 • Washington, D.C.



About the Conference

The George Washington University School of Business is pleased to host the 5th Annual Cherry Blossom Conference on Friday, April 7th & Saturday, April 8th, 2017. The conference aims to bring together scholars in accounting research, broadly defined.

Past topics include:

  • Peer Benchmarking
  • Performance Measurement
  • Earnings Conference Calls
  • Executive Compensation

  • Credit Analysts’ Ratings
  • Information Asymmetry
  • And much more!

The 2017 program will begin with lunch on Friday, followed by six research presentations (delivered over two days), a Friday night dinner at the historic Old Ebbitt Grill (a favorite of many past U.S. Presidents), and finally conclude with lunch on Saturday.

Our conference is held during the annual blooming of cherry blossoms, a nationally-renowned spectacle of natural beauty in the heart of Washington, DC.


Hotel Accommodations

We have reserved a block of rooms from Thursday to Sunday at the Park Hyatt Washington, located 5 blocks from the School of Business. Please mention the GWU Cherry Blossom Conference when booking to receive the discounted rate of $299 per night.

Park Hyatt Washington
1201 24th Street NW
Washington, DC 20037


Getting Here

The nearest airport is Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), followed by Dulles International Airport (IAD), and Baltimore International Airport (BWI).

Depending on traffic, a Lyft/Uber/taxi ride to GWU will be 15 minutes from DCA, 40 minutes from IAD, and 55 minutes from BWI.

Public Transportation

From DCA

  • Take the Blue line (Metro) towards Largo Town Center.
  • Exit at the Foggy Bottom-GWU station.

From IAD


Conference Organizing Committee



The 4th Annual Cherry Blossom Conference
April 8-9th, 2016 • Washington, DC

2016 Program & Participants


Day 1 Program • Friday, April 8th

12:00 p.m. ‐ 1:00 p.m.
Duquès Hall Room 150

Lunch


1:00 p.m. ‐ 2:00 p.m.
Duquès Hall Room 152

Dirk Black, Dartmouth College
Do First Impressions Last? The Impact of Initial Assessments and Subsequent Performance on Promotion Decisions


2:15 p.m. ‐ 3:15 p.m.
Duquès Hall Room 152

Terrance Blackburne, University of Washington
Perceived Accounting Quality and the Information Content of Prior Insider Trades


3:30 p.m. ‐ 4:30 p.m.
Duquès Hall Room 152

Oded Rozenbaum, George Washington University
Do Information Releases Increase or Decrease Information Asymmetry? New Evidence from Analyst Forecast Announcements


4:45 p.m. ‐ 5:45 p.m.
Duquès Hall Room 152

Pepa Kraft, New York University
Qualitative Corporate Disclosure and Credit Analysts’ Soft Rating Adjustments


6:30 p.m. ‐ 7:30 p.m.
Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab
750 15th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005

Reception and Dinner


Day 2 Program • Saturday, April 9th

8:00 a.m. ‐ 9:00 a.m.
Duquès Hall Room 150

Breakfast


9:00 a.m. ‐ 10:00 a.m.
Duquès Hall Room 152

Anne Heinrichs, Columbia University
Who Consumes Firm Disclosures? Evidence from Earnings Conference Calls


10:15 a.m. ‐ 11:15 a.m.
Duquès Hall Room 152

Joshua Anderson, Boston University
Investors’ Response to Limited Disclosure in an Unregulated Market


11:30 a.m. ‐ 12:30 p.m.
Duquès Hall Room 152

Atif Ellahie, University of Utah
Do Common Inherited Beliefs and Values Influence CEO Pay?


12:30 p.m. ‐ 1:30 p.m.
Duquès Hall Room 150

Lunch


2016 Conference Participants

Divya Anantharaman
Rutgers University

Joshua Anderson
Boston University

Bill Baber
Georgetown University

Dirk Black
Dartmouth College

Terrance Blackburne
University of Washington

Vedran Capkum
HEC Paris

Carlos Corona
Carnegie Mellon University

Yiwei Dou
New York University

Atif Ellahie
University of Utah

Menghai Gao
George Washington University (PhD Student)

Angela Gore
George Washington University

Rebecca Hann
University of Maryland

Anne Heinrichs
Columbia University

Bret Johnson
George Mason University

Yuan Ji
George Washington University (PhD Student)

Christopher Jones
George Washington University

Sok-Hyon Kang
George Washington University

Michael Kimbrough
University of Maryland

Pepa Kraft
New York University

Susan Kulp
George Washington University

Hanna Lee
University of Maryland

Lihong Liang
Georgetown University

Ling Lei Lisic
George Mason University

Fred Lindahl
George Washington University

Joon-Seok Moon
George Washington University (PhD Student)

Henry Na
George Washington University (PhD Student)

Hang Pei
George Washington University (PhD Student)

Spencer Pierce
Florida State University

James Potepa
George Washington University

Oded Rozenbaum
George Washington University

Atul Singh
George Washington University (PhD Student)

Liang Tan
George Washington University

Robin Tarpley
George Washington University

Kyle Welch
George Washington University

Yanfeng Xue
George Washington University

Jenny Zha Giedt
University of California, Berkeley

Yun Zhang
George Washington University

Emanuel Zur
University of Maryland




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Creating Shared Value & Impact Financing for Sustainable Development


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Creating Shared Value & Impact Financing for Sustainable Development

Presented By

Jinsol Hwang, CEO The Bridge International


For sustainable development and mutual prosperity on earth, we need to trust the potential and hidden values of people in developing countries. The “Inclusive business model” of the United Nations is an example in support of this agenda.

However, most funding for developing countries is for vulnerable people, not potential entrepreneurs. By illustrating specific cases of collaboration in regard to CSV (Creating Shared Value) models between corporations in developed and developing countries, sustainable development can be achieved. A new funding model, “Impact Donation,” will be introduced, which has the potential to solve the issues of limited funding for entrepreneurs who have the passion and capability to be self-reliant in developing countries.


Register Today!


Jinsol Hwang, CEO, The Bridge International

Jinsol Hwang founded The Bridge International in 2013 in Seoul, South Korea. With a new business model that he developed, “impact donation,” The Bridge supports and empowers local entrepreneurs in developing countries with the mission of co-existence and inclusive growth. By blending values from financial investment and donation through “impact donation,” The Bridge connects investors or donors from developed countries with local entrepreneurs. The Bridge mainly provides seed money, business consulting, CSR/CSV designing and impact evaluation to support the local social businesses. The Bridge has more than 80 local partners in developing countries with local branches in Ghana, Cambodia, and Washington, DC in the United States.


Visit The Bridge International


 


Prospanica DC University Partnership Program MBA Fair


Want to learn more about the MBA?

Come meet admissions professionals and representatives from top MBA programs right in your own backyard! By attending, you’ll get a chance to be in contact with representatives from the following schools:


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Attendees Will:

  • Receive information regarding the Prospanica DC Chapter’s University Partners
  • Have direct access to MBA recruiters and alumni
  • Mingle with Deloitte representatives & Employee Resource Groups

Agenda:

  • 5:30 pm: Registration
  • 6:00 pm: Deloitte Introduction
  • 6:10 pm: MBA Panel
  • 7:00 pm: MBA Fair


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The PMIWDC Washington Circle Luncheon: Promoting PM Leadership Through Volunteerism

It’s a Leadership Thing: Promoting PM Leadership through Volunteerism

Featuring

Uma Hiremagalur

& Hosted By

The GW Master of Science in Project Management (MSPM) Program


Register Today


Hosted by the GW Master of Science in Project Management (MSPM) program, the PMIWDC Washington Circle Luncheon is a series of free brown-bag luncheons featuring industry experts in project management. The event is free, however pre-registration is preferred.

Project Managers and Non-Profit Organization (NPO) managers face a daily environment of “insufficiency.” There is always insufficient funds, insufficient time, insufficient staff resources to meet mission need – and who needs the overhead of PM anyway? In this environment PMs have so much to offer, so many ways to be agents of change. The value is enormous, from the altruism of helping others, to problem solving where others couldn’t, to helping some desperate need be met. But as a PM, volunteering offers tremendous opportunity for engaging in your own professional development – it’s a leadership thing.

The benefits to the PM Volunteer are manifested in learning new ideas and professional environments, practicing skills and authorities not always found in their paid work, and of networking, meeting other leaders with passion for the service they provide. In fact, working with NPOs is a great way to work with other volunteer leaders and connect the leadership PM to new business opportunities. Ultimately, PM volunteerism is a way to rapidly build your own brand. How does volunteering lead to leadership and what do NPO’s need from skilled volunteers?

Calling on the spirit and skills to engage in volunteerism!!


Uma Hiremagalur, PMP

Uma serves as the Vice President of Programs – PMI Washington DC Chapter. She has 15+ years in IT Management and Service Delivery; and over 10+ years in program management. As the Global Program Manager at IBM, she created the Global Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity (DR/BC) Program for Applications on Demand. She managed, built and consolidated Data Centers for Catholic Health Initiatives and led the Storage practice for all of Northern Region at IBM India. Uma managed Sheltering and Family Reunification programs within Disaster Cycle Services at the American Red Cross.

Uma enjoys technology, innovation, process streamlining change management and total quality management engagements. Uma volunteers for various organizations and is passionate about giving back to the community through diverse programs. Uma has a Masters in Business Administration, Masters in Computer Information Systems and Bachelors in Finance and Commerce.


Register Today



International Business Bootcamp: Going Global for Graduate Students


Are you a graduate student with a global mindset and looking for an international career? Join us for a highly-interactive two-hour bootcamp designed to help you:

  • Define your international career goals and identify high-growth markets and industries.
  • Showcase your overseas experiences to potential employers.
  • Package your international skills in order to apply them to current global business trends.

The workshop is limited to 25 participants (MBA and other Master’s students from all schools) and requires completion of a pre-session assignment.

Come prepared to talk, share, and explore!


RSVP for this Event!


Workshop Leader

Stacie Berdan File PhotoStacie Nevadomski Berdan is an international careers expert and award-winning author. She has worked in more than 50 countries and continues to counsel companies on global issues. She spends a great deal of her time speaking on college campuses where her advice on global careers has been characterized as “engaging, insightful, inspirational and authentic” by professionals, campus counselors and students alike.

Learn more at StacieBerdan.com.

All attendees will receive a free copy of Berdan’s book Go Global! Launching an International Career Here or Abroad!

Organizers: GW-CIBER & F. David Fowler Career Center



Creating a Winning Global Job-Search Toolkit: International Career Workshop for Undergraduate Students


A global career prep for undergraduate students that will help you understand how to:

  • Determine what it means to you to work internationally.
  • Devise a strategy and navigate the steps to launching an international career.
  • Brand yourself in your resumes, cover letters, and social media.
  • Acquire, build on, and leverage cross-cultural and international skills and experiences such as traveling, volunteering, living, and studying abroad, learning foreign languages, and completing globally-oriented coursework.

The workshop is limited to 25 students from all schools and requires participants to share their resumes and LinkedIn profiles prior to the session.


RSVP for this Event!


Workshop Leader

Stacie Berdan File PhotoStacie Nevadomski Berdan is an international careers expert and award-winning author. She has worked in more than 50 countries and continues to counsel companies on global issues. She spends a great deal of her time speaking on college campuses where her advice on global careers has been characterized as “engaging, insightful, inspirational and authentic” by professionals, campus counselors and students alike.

Learn more at StacieBerdan.com.

All attendees will receive a free copy of Berdan’s book Go Global! Launching an International Career Here or Abroad!

Organizers: GW-CIBER & F. David Fowler Career Center



Vietnam 2035: Toward Prosperity, Creativity, Equity, & Democracy


You are invited to a joint IIEP/GWSB/Growth Dialogue event in the State Room of the Elliott School, November 1st, 2:00-3:30 pm featuring Guest Speaker, former Minister of Planning and Investment of Vietnam, Mr. Bui Quang Vinh. The discussant will be Prof. Danny Leipziger, GWSB, & Managing Director of the Growth Dialogue.

Vietnam’s economic growth has been rapid, stable, and inclusive, translating into strong welfare gains for the vast majority of the population. But three decades of success have raised expectations for the future, especially for a young, rapidly urbanizing population that is fast joining the ranks of the global middle class. The Vietnam 2035 report, a joint undertaking of the Government of Vietnam and the World Bank Group, captures the country’s long-term aspirations and fleshes out the supporting policy and institutional agenda. Mr Bui Quang Vinh was Minister of Planning and Investment from 2011-2015 and a guiding force behind the writing of the report. In the seminar, he will talk about why his government sought a long-term vision report, what made the World Bank the partner of choice, what he sees as the report’s main messages, and what are the political economy challenges that stand in the way of implementing the report’s recommendations.



Finance • Fall Seminar Series • Dec. 9th

Join us!


The finance department will be hosting a presentation by Simi Kedia of Rutgers University, on Friday from 2:00 to 3:30 PM in Duques Hall, room 553.


Date: December 9th, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Location:
 Duquès Hall, Rm. 553 • 2201 G St. NW, Washington D.C. 20052
Speaker: Simi Kedia, Rutgers University

Title: Institutional Investors and Hedge Fund Activism