8th Annual Pitch George Competition

Saturday, November 21st, 2015
6th Floor, Duques Hall 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM


Start End Description
8:30 AM 9:30 AM Registration, Refreshments & Networking
9:30 AM 11:30 AM Semi-Final Pitches
11:30 AM 1:00 PM Finalist Announcement & Lunch
1:00 PM 2:00 PM Finalist Pitches
2:00 PM 2:30 PM Judges Deliberation
2:30 PM 3:00 PM Awards Ceremony


1st Place AUTOMATICALLY ADVANCES to the Semi-Finals of the GW New Venture Competition with over $200,000 in total prizes!

Graduate Track:

  • 1st Place: $2,000
  • 2nd Place: $1,250
  • 3rd Place: $750

Undergraduate Track:

  • 1st Place: $2,000
  • 2nd Place: $1,250
  • 3rd Place: $750

Additional Prizes

Springboard Enterprises – Women in Entrepreneurship Award

$500 award for the best team that represents women in entrepreneurship across all tracks, a fan favorite winner will be chosen by the audience to receive an additional cash prize!

Fan Favorite

$500 (Fan Favorite award pits the top Graduate and Undergraduate teams against each other)


The competition is open to teams of 1 to 3 members, composed of GW graduate students, GW undergraduate students, and GW alumni. A majority of each team must be active GW students.

If selected as a semi-finalist, each team will have 3 minutes to deliver their pitch, with an additional 5-7 minutes for Q&A with the judges.

*every member of the team must participate in the pitch.

Enter Pitch George!
To register your team for the 8th Annual Pitch George Competition, click the ‘Register” button and submit the entry form. Good luck!

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The Cause of the 2008 U.S. Banking Crisis

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The Cause of the 2008 U.S. Banking Crisis:
Bad Actors and Faulty Regulation or
a Dysfunctional International Monetary Arrangement

Presented by
Dr. Robert Z. Aliber
Professor Emeritus of International Economics and Finance, University of Chicago

The now conventional explanation for the U.S. banking crisis in 2008 is that it was due to “bad actors” – too much risk taking, faulty compensation practices, the demise of Glass-Stegall, the corruption of the credit rating agencies, too much leverage, incompetent regulators, securitization and the segmentation of the underwriting of mortgages from the extension of mortgage credit, etc.

One shortcoming of this U.S.-centric view is that it ignores that six or seven other countries – Britain, Iceland, Ireland, Spain, Greece, and Portugal – had financial crises about the same time as the one in the United States. Moreover there were three previous waves of crises in the last thirty years; the first involved Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, and ten other developing countries in 1982. Japan, Finland, and Sweden had banking crises in the early 1990s. Mexico experienced a second crisis during its presidential transition in the last several months of 1994, in a way a preview to the Asian Financial Crisis that began in July 1997.

Each of these country-specific crises was preceded by an economic boom (but not every boom has been followed by a crisis). Nearly every country that has had a banking crisis had previously experienced an increase in cross-border investment inflows, which led to higher prices for its securities and contributed to its economic boom. Moreover, these inflows almost always led to higher prices of the currencies of the impacted countries, unless they were anchored to parities.

The trigger for the banking crises in most of these countries was a slowdown in the pace of cross-border investment inflows, which led to a decline in the prices of securities and currencies.

These waves of banking crises reflect that the cross-border investment inflows have been highly variable. When the inflows accelerate, they lead to economic booms. But the pace of the inflows is too rapid to be sustained; when they slow, the booms morph into crises.

The large variability in cross-border investment inflows challenge the “monetary constitution” of the post-Bretton Woods arrangement, which is the set of articles of Milton Friedman, Harry Johnson, Gottfried Haberler, and other giants of the profession in the 1950s and the 1960s. They suggested that, if currencies floated freely, the deviations between the market prices of currencies and long-run average prices would be smaller than under the adjustable parity arrangement; instead, these deviations have been many times larger. They suggested that the changes in the prices of currencies would be gradual; instead, some currencies have fallen off steep cliffs. They suggested that each country would be more fully insulated from external shocks if its currencies were allowed to float; instead, the United States and many other countries have experienced boom and bust cycles as a result of the sharp increases and then decreases in these inflows.

If the increase in the foreign demand for U.S. dollar securities after 2003 is taken as a given, the United States would have experienced a banking crisis in 2008 even if Mother Theresa had been chair of the Fed and the Sisters of Mercy had been in charge of  bank regulation.

About the Lecturer:

Dr_Robert_ZDr. Robert Z. Aliber received his Ph.D. degree from Yale University, a B.A. and an M.A from Cambridge University, and a B.A. from Williams College.

He has written extensively about exchange rates, and international financial and banking relationships and policy problems. Among his many publications are The Reconstruction of International Monetary Arrangements (ed., Macmillan, 1986), The Handbook of International Financial Management (ed. Dow Jones Irwin, 1989), and Global Portfolios (co-editor, Business One Irwin, 1991). He is a co-author of Money, Banking, and the Economy (Norton, First Edition, 1981, Fourth Edition 1990), Manias, Panics, and Crashes: A History of Financial Crises (Palgrave MacMillan, 2005), and author of The International Money Game (Palgrave MacMillan, 2001).

While at Chicago, he developed the Program of International Studies in Business and the Center for Studies in International Finance. He has consulted to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and to other U.S. government agencies, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, and to the research institutes and private firms, testified before committees of the Congress, and lectured extensively in the United States and abroad.

St. Gallen Symposium | Growth: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

A GWSB exchange partner, St. Gallen University in Switzerland, hosts an annual symposium on management, politics and civil society. The St. Gallen Symposium is a global gathering of current Leaders of Today and student Leaders of Tomorrow that takes place May 11 – 13, 2016.

Previous participants have included Dr. Tony Tan Keng Yam, President of the Republic of Singapore and Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund. GW Graduate students have the opportunity to participate in this symposium with all expenses paid.

A representative from St. Gallen will be on campus for an information session Monday, October 26th at 5pm in Funger Hall, room 420.

For more information visit the St. Gallen Symposium website.

Women in International Business Roundtable

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Hosted by The GW Women’s MBA Association and GW-CIBER

The GW Women’s MBA Association and GW-CIBER invite you to join us for engaging discussions and networking opportunities with women executives from a range of backgrounds and industries and experience in international and multinational work. Two roundtable sessions will provide the opportunity for personal discussions regarding industry, positions, and tips on how women can excel in their chosen fields and the global arena. Industries and areas to be covered include consulting, international security, corporate communications, public relations, publishing, chemicals, Foreign Service, non-government work, and pharmaceuticals. Professional headshots will be provided by Canon.

  • 5:00pm – Headshots
  • 5:30pm – Reception
  • 6:30pm – Dinner & Discussion

Keynote Speaker

AlmeidaStacie Nevadomski Berdan is a seasoned global executive, a marketing and communications consultant, and an award-winning author. As a senior adviser to rkl3D, a growth-focused integrated global marketing, brand and communications strategy firm, she brings 25 years of extensive leadership experience in global communications and marketing, brand positioning, public affairs and organizational communication across four continents. She is a strategic thinker with excellent communication and business management skills, coupled with an entrepreneur’s discipline, drive and creativity.

Stacie has served as coach, counselor, strategist and adviser to CEOs, heads of state, politicians and senior executives around the world. Her cross-cultural consulting experiences enable her to work well with a diverse mixture of professionals across industry, seniority level, nationality and gender. She brings a unique perspective to the table as a female leader with both integrated marketing and international experience in these dynamic times.

Stacie spent the majority of her career at Burson-Marsteller, one of the world’s leading global communications firms, rising from entry level to senior leadership. There she distinguished herself as a results-driven leader who developed and oversaw the implementation of successful internal and external brand, marketing and communications models designed to drive business objectives. Her clients included management consulting, consumer goods and health care companies and several foreign governments. After leaving Burson-Marsteller, Stacie joined Unilever where she was responsible for the development and roll-out of the new corporate brand.

In addition to her consulting practice, Stacie uses her international business experience to promote the need for global awareness and cross-cultural competency through her books, media appearances and speaking engagements. She has authored five award-winning books on the intersection of globalization and careers. Her most recent, A Parent Guide to Study Abroad (IIE, English edition: May 2015, Spanish edition: Sept. 2015) is a bestseller and offers concise, strategic advice to parents to help their child make the most of the international experience, including when – and when not – to get involved. Raising Global Children (ACTFL, November 2013), co-authored with her husband, veteran travel writer Marshall S. Berdan, is a combination parenting-advocacy book filled with practical information for parents and teachers on how to help prepare our children for a global world. A Student Guide to Study Abroad (IIE, September 2013) is the go-to guide for students and advisers on how to make the most of study abroad. Her first book, Get Ahead By Going Abroad, won two business-career awards, and identified a fast-tracking career trend in women working internationally. Her second book, GO GLOBAL! Launching an International Career Here or Abroad has received rave reviews.

Stacie provides expert commentary to news organizations; her national broadcast appearances include NBC’s “Today Show”, NPR’s “Marketplace”, ABC Morning News, CNN International, and numerous Fox shows. Stacie’s work has been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Forbes, Fortune, Time, Huffington Post, Business Upstart Journal, Chronicle of Higher Education, among many other publications.

Stacie received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Florida Atlantic University in 1988 and completed graduate coursework there in English literature in 1991. She has participated in several Executive Education courses at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Website:

Featured Professionals


Jeanne Balcom is a Senior Director in FINRA’s International Department and has over 25 years of experience in the regulation and supervision of capital markets and other financial institutions. She has advised regulatory authorities in more than 30 countries worldwide. Recently, she has been spearheading FINRA’s collaboration with the UK and Australian regulators on policy and the risk-based supervision and oversight of common firms. In addition, she represents FINRA at the Council of Securities Regulators of the Americas and the Inter-American Committee of IOSCO, and manages FINRA’s relationship with regulators across the Americas, including Canada. She also serves as Vice Chair and Founder of the Americas Chapter of International Forum for Investor Education (IFIE).

Ms. Balcom delivered a training program on risk-based supervision to 15 regulators across Latin America, and assisted the Securities Regulator in Brazil, the CVM, to strengthen its enforcement capability and its risk-based supervision of fund managers. Prior to that, she assisted the Chilean Regulator, the SVS, to design and implement a risk-based supervision program, and authored an article on this project, “The road to risk-based supervision: Lessons from Chile,” for the Journal of Securities Operations and Custody.

She holds a Master’s Degree in Latin American Studies and International Economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Dartmouth College. She is proficient in Spanish and has a working knowledge of Portuguese.

DegennaroPatricia (Tricia) DeGennaro is a geopolitical risk analyst and a professor of international security at New York University where she teaches courses on international security, U.S. foreign policy, and civilian-military relations. She is a subject matter expert on Afghanistan, the Middle East, the Arab Gulf States, Pakistan and Iran for the U.S. Army’s Training and Doctrine Command and command special operations forces at the Army’s Central Command.

DeGennaro capitalizes on over twenty years of experience as an international security and geopolitical consultant. She studied first-hand the current military transition to civil authority in Iraq and has spent much of the last several years working in Afghanistan on provincial governance, capacity building, parliamentary reform, joint interagency, intergovernmental and multinational coordination and policy reorganization with Afghan provincial governors and within the Office of the President of Afghanistan. She spends considerable time on field research in the Middle East, notably Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, Iraq, and the Occupied Territories.

During her tenure, she has consulted with the Asia Foundation, Director of National Intelligence Office, Department of Homeland Security, The Conference Board, World Bank, Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee chaired by Senator Edward M. Kennedy, and several organizations that support the Middle East Peace Process.

She spent four years in Albania, initially as a Small and Medium Enterprise Consultant with the Peace Corps followed by a contract with the U.S. Agency for International Development on Agra-business development.

She was chosen by The Women’s Media Center (WMC) as one of 33 participants for the Progressive Women’s Voices program which provides media and spokesperson training to connect media professionals with smart, media-savvy women experts.

DeGennaro publishes on various international security topics including democracy, nation building, political violence, interagency cooperation, civil-military affairs, and U.S. foreign policy. She is an expert commentator for CNN, MSNBC, Al Jazeera, Fox News, BBC, RT Television and various syndicated radio programs. DeGennaro is also a regular columnist on the Huffington Post. She also has a personal blog that focuses on US foreign policy and international security: Tricia’s Take at DeGennaro holds an MBA in International Trade and Finance from George Washington University and an MPA in International Security and Conflict Resolution from Harvard University.

GiordanoJoanne Giordano is a seasoned corporate communications, public relations and public affairs professional with 30 years of experience in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. She has lived abroad, traveled to more than 80 countries, and supervised global communication for more than two decades.

For the past seven years, she was with the global professional services firm Accenture in Corporate Communications, most recently leading Media Relations for North and South America. Prior to that, she led Media & Analyst Relations for the company’s Health & Public Service business across 25 countries. She joined Accenture in 2008 working on Global Issues Management.

Prior to Accenture, Giordano served as vice president of Public Affairs and Communications for the U.S. Postal Service; senior vice president of Communications for the America’s Promise Alliance, founded by General Colin L. Powell; and deputy assistant administrator (head) of Public Affairs at the U.S. Agency for International Development, where she is credited with passing a federal regulation that requires all U.S. foreign assistance to be marketed “USAID: From the American People,” a global brand she created and launched in 2005. She also spent much of 2003 in Kuwait and Iraq managing media relations for the agency during the second gulf war.

Early in her career, Giordano was vice president and global client leader for Burson-Marsteller, in their New York and Singapore offices; her clients included Citibank, MetLife, AT&T, DuPont, New York Telephone, the U.S. Postal Service and the U.S. Army. She spent four years traveling across Asia-Pacific and the Middle East orchestrating speaking tours with Margaret Thatcher, George H.W. Bush, Colin Powell, Dick Cheney, Helmut Schmidt, Henry Kissinger, and Brent Scowcroft.

She received a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and has completed course work toward a Master of Professional Studies in Corporate Communications and Public Relations from Georgetown University. Her accolades include four Silver Anvils from the Public Relations Society of America.

GrangenoisMireille Grangenois is a Publisher at The Chronicle of Higher Education and The Chronicle of Philanthropy. An accomplished executive whose experience integrates broad knowledge of digital and print media, events, and strategic planning, Ms. Grangenois joined The Chronicle in May 2009. In this role, she serves as Chief Revenue Officer, and overseas Corporate and Recruitment advertising sales, Marketing and Audience Development and helps lead the company’s strategies across multiple media channels domestically and globally.

Prior to that, Ms. Grangenois was Managing Director, Multicultural Communications, for Burson-Marsteller. She was the client lead for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and also worked on client teams for South African-based Sasol Synfuels, Amgen, and Bishop T.D.Jakes’ The Potter’s House. She has provided senior counsel to a number of influential organizations and institutions, such as United Negro College Fund and Hampton University.

Before joining Burson-Marsteller, Ms. Grangenois served in a broad range of senior executive and management positions at Washington Post Newsweek Interactive, The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Baltimore Sun, where she began her professional career as a reporter after graduating from New York University with a B.A. in Journalism. She also worked as a journalist at Business Week and USA Today, the latter, as part of the inaugural team that joined before the paper printed its first edition.

Ms. Grangenois is a founding member of Burson-Marsteller’s Diversity and Inclusion Council. She has also devoted her career to advancing diversity and inclusiveness in the newspaper industry – as director of Minority Affairs for ASNE, and as a diversity trainer while in Philadelphia. She has served as a mentor to a fellow in the Maynard New Media program. She is a past member of NAMME, the National Association of Multicultural Media Executives and is a former trustee of the Merrill School of Journalism at the University of Maryland. Previously, Ms. Grangenois served as a trustee to Center Stage, a Baltimore repertory theater and the Open Society Institute. Until recently, she has also served on the Women’s Leadership Board of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

Ms. Grangenois and her husband Steven Holmes, a news executive for CNN, have two daughters, Ari and Jenny.

GulyasDiane Gulyas retired from DuPont in April 2014. Prior to that, she was President, DuPont Performance Polymers, leading the $4 billion global performance polymers business with two thirds of its sales outside the U.S. She was responsible for guiding and expanding the growth and profitability of this organization around the world by providing customers, particularly in the automotive, packaging, construction, and consumer durables markets, with high-performance polymer, resin, and film materials. She previously served as chief marketing and sales officer for DuPont globally. In that role she was responsible for corporate branding and marketing communications, market research, e-business, customer contact centers, and marketing and sales capability worldwide. Before that appointment, she was group vice president for the $3 billion electronics and communications platform.

A 36-year veteran of DuPont, Ms. Gulyas has served as a member of the senior management operating team since 2002. Earlier in her career, she lived and worked in Geneva, Switzerland, as European business manager, and Mechelen, Belgium, as Plant Manager for Engineering Polymers compounding operation. She is currently a board member of Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, serving on the Audit and Compensation committees, which meets in Dublin/London five times per year. In addition, she recently joined the Board of W.R. Grace in January of 2015.

HartyAmbassador Maura Harty is President and CEO of the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC), an Alexandria, VA-based not-for-profit organization working worldwide to advance child protection and safeguard children from sexual abuse, exploitation and abduction. Through research-based advocacy, training, technical assistance and a collaborative approach to addressing these issues, ICMEC empowers and equips global partners – in government, academia, law enforcement, private industry and the NGO community – to make the world a safer place for children.

Ambassador Harty previously served 27 years as a Foreign Service officer with the U.S. Department of State. As Ambassador, Harty oversaw the bureau charged with protecting American citizens abroad, issuing passports to U.S. citizens and providing visa services to foreign nationals. She also directed widespread change in policy and procedure in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks, and placed a strong emphasis on national security while facilitating legitimate travel to the United States by foreign visitors.
An expert in crisis management and issues affecting the welfare of American citizens abroad, Ambassador Harty created the Department of State’s Office of Children’s Issues (OCI) to address the challenges of intercountry adoption and international parental child abduction. Since its inception, OCI has helped secure the return of hundreds of abducted American citizen children and has facilitated countless intercountry adoptions.

Ambassador Harty also served as Special Assistant to Secretary of State George P. Shultz, Executive Assistant to Secretary Warren Christopher, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Paraguay and Executive Secretary of the Department of State under Secretary Colin Powell.

Ambassador Harty is the recipient of the Presidential Distinguished Service award, the Presidential Meritorious Service award (twice), and the Secretary of State’s Distinguished Honor award. Throughout her Foreign Service tenure, Harty inspired a culture of leadership and reinforced a strong sense of mission, unity and service. Upon retiring from the Foreign Service, Ambassador Harty joined ICMEC as Senior Policy Director and Director of The Koons Family Institute on International Law & Policy. She subsequently served as President and CEO of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-Atlantic.

Ambassador Harty is a Trustee of CNA, a non-profit research and analysis organization devoted to independent and objective analysis of public issues and also serves on the Board of the Senior Living Foundation of the Foreign Service. She is a life member of the Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity and belongs to the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training, the Washington Institute of Foreign Affairs, and the American Academy of Diplomacy.

LeoneEleonora Leone joined Sanofi Pasteur Latin America as Public Relations and Advocacy director in 2012. She is currently in charge of the strategic planning and management of the advocacy, communication and public relations efforts for corporate affairs, R&D, products and new launches such as the innovative dengue vaccine in Latin America. With a strong focus in public health and grassroots Eleonora is also responsible for building multi stakeholder coalitions, network analysis and engaging third parties in the vaccine/ vaccination dialogue. Eleonora is also part of the Global Gender and Diversity Steering Committee for Sanofi Pasteur. As an expert in gender issues, she lead the efforts to get implemented UNDP and National Women Institutes’ certifications on gender equality at work for Sanofi Pasteur in some countries in Latin America.

Before working in Sanofi Pasteur, Eleonora worked more than 12 years for Burson-Marsteller, initially in the corporate practice for food and oil companies focused mainly on issues and crisis management. Later on, she worked for the Healthcare industry where she developed her consulting career. Eleonora worked in Argentina, Colombia, and Mexico, and also for the entire Latin American region based in Miami, US, where she had under her scope the development of strategic programs for regional clients, coordinating more than six markets. Eleonora holds a Bachelor’s degree in Advertising, a post graduate course in Communication in Complex Organizations, and a specialization in International Communication. She also has a Master’s degree in Public Policy with a focus in Gender. She is fluent in English, Spanish, has working knowledge of Italian, and is studying French.

Redmon>Tammy Redmon is a Managing Partner at Woodcote Management Associates, an independent, women-owned management consulting firm focused on supporting communications and media companies in technology execution and digital marketing. Tammy has twenty-five years of information technology and management consulting experience. Her areas of expertise include complex strategy and delivery of technology software and services in the verticals of communications, finance, and healthcare. She is specialized in communications operations, turning around technology programs that are in jeopardy, communications billing and large global program delivery management.

Tammy has enjoyed leadership careers with industry leading firms that include Fujitsu, Amdocs, Verizon, Delta and Bank of America. She has worked across the globe building offshore development centers for enterprise customers, managing teams of up to 1,000 resources, and implementing communications systems for tier 1 and tier 2 carriers.

Throughout her career she has managed large enterprise accounts, selling strategic consulting engagements and delivering hundreds of IT projects and programs to accounts that include AT&T, Sprint, Time Warner Cable, Tata Communications, Vodafone, Orange, France Telecom and CenturyLink. She has successfully managed solution sales teams and managed international programs in Europe, the United Kingdom, South America, Israel, India, Korea, and Central America. As part of her experience, she has lead and been a key participant in strategic outsourcing and software sales of deals in excess of 100 million dollars. She attributes her success to her commitment to customers, delivery on commitments, and the ability to develop trust-based relationships with customers and teams.

On a personal basis, she has participated in several mission trips including conducting leadership seminars to several thousand teenage girls in India. She holds a Master’s degree in Global Leadership and a Bachelor’s degree in Finance.

TavaresAna Tavares joined Canon U.S.A. in 2013 as Vice President of the Finance and Accounting Division. In this role, she is responsible for overseeing the accounting policies and practices, financial reporting, internal controls, management reporting, and analysis for all Canon Americas companies. Additionally, Ms. Tavares manages the coordination of external and internal audits, SOX Controls and Testing, and maintenance of financial systems.

Prior to joining Canon, Ms. Tavares began her career in Public Accounting with Pannell Kerr Forster and BDO Seidman in Portugal, and then held several management positions at Pall Corporation and Bristol Myers Squibb in England and the U.S.

Ms. Tavares graduated with a degree in International Commerce from Universidade Lusiada, and received a Master’s degree in Accounting from the Instituto Superior de Contabilidade e Administração de Lisboa, ISCAL.

TriggsKate Triggs is a Managing Director at Burson-Marsteller and Global Client Leader for Bank of America, overseeing the overall PR relationship and providing strategic oversight for the client as part of the broader WPP TeamBAC. Kate focuses on helping build the corporate reputation of the Bank through the development of the corporate narrative and driving influencer engagement in an integrated way across the business.

Prior to rejoining Burson-Marsteller, Kate was the Chief Communications Officer for MetLife responsible for building and protecting the reputation globally. Before that she was Executive Director of Communications and Marketing at Mubadala, Abu Dhabi’s government-owned investment and business development company.

Previously, Kate had spent 15 years in the agency world, first at Burson-Marsteller where she was the KCR leader for Johnson & Johnson among other roles, then at Edelman where she was Healthcare Practice Chair for the EMEA region, based in London.

A native Brit, Kate currently lives in Westchester County NY, with her husband and nine-year old twins.

SMPP Seminar Series | November 20th

 Join us April 8th, 2015

For the Department of Strategic Management & Public Policy’s Fall 2015 Seminar Series.

Location: Funger Hall, 620 • 2201 G St NW • Washington, DC 20052
Speaker: Myles Shaver (Univ of Minnesota)
Title: TBD

SMPP Seminar Series | October 26th

 Join us October 26th, 2015

For the Department of Strategic Management & Public Policy’s Fall 2015 Seminar Series.

Location: Funger Hall, 620 • 2201 G St NW • Washington, DC 20052
Speaker: David Zhu, Arizona State
Title: TBD

SMPP Seminar Series | October 8th

 Join us October 8th, 2015

For the Department of Strategic Management & Public Policy’s Fall 2015 Seminar Series.

Location: Duques Hall, 553 • 2201 G St NW • Washington, DC 20052
Speaker: Ioannis Ioannou, London Business School
Title: TBD

Net Impact | Honest Tea

Join Net Impact…

For a Lunch with Jenny Burns from Honest Tea. Come learn about CSR, or “mission work” and marketing behind Honest Tea!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Application Deadline: Spring Break 2016 Short Term Study Abroad Program

Applications for the Spring Break 2016 Short Term Study Away Program must be submitted no later than 11:59 pm on Sunday, November 1st. 

To start your application, please visit the Short Term Study Abroad page and click on the program of your choice. You may also see program-specific information by clicking one of the links below:

  • China “Exploring Small Private Businesses in China” [3 credits]
  • Florida “The Business of Baseball and Economics of Spring Training in Florida” [3 credits]
  • Israel “Information Systems, Development and Growth in Israel” [3 credits]
  • Mexico “”Mexico as an Emerging Market” short term exchange with IPADE Business School [1.5 credits]*
  • Denmark “Sustainability & Corporate Social Responsibility in Scandinavia” short-term exchange with Copenhagen Business School [1.5 credits]*

* The “short-term exchange” designation identifies programs run by a GWSB partner institution and are only open to graduate students in the School of Business. These courses represent a unique opportunity to enroll directly in coursework at one of our partner universities and take class with a diverse array of students, from our partner institution and other institutions across the world.

Application Deadline: Winter 2016 Short Term Study Away Program

Applications for the Winter 2016 Short Term Study Away Program must be submitted no later than 11:59 pm on Sunday, September 20th. 

To start your application, please visit the Short Term Study Abroad page and click on the program of your choice. You may also see program-specific information by clicking one of the links below:

  • France/Luxembourg “Global Branding Strategy” [3 credits]
  • Turkey “Urbanization, Marketing and Construction in Emerging Economies: The Case of Turkey” [3 credits]
  • France “Audencia Winter Program” short-term exchange with Audencia School of Management [1.5 – 4.5 credits]*
  • Israel “Entrepreneurship and Innovation: The Israeli model” short-term exchange with Tel Aviv University [3 credits]*

* The “short-term exchange” designation identifies programs run by a GWSB partner institution and are only open to graduate students in the School of Business. These courses represent a unique opportunity to enroll directly in coursework at one of our partner universities and take class with a diverse array of students, from our partner institution and other institutions across the world.