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Symposium on Private Environmental Governance (Day 2)


The Private Environmental Governance Symposium is a multidisciplinary event co-hosted by The George Washington University Law School, Journal of Energy and Environmental Law, Institute for Corporate Responsibility, and School of Business, the Vanderbilt University Law School and Department of Sociology, and the Environmental Law Institute.

The symposium will explore environmental governance from an academic perspective. Here at the Institute of Corporate Responsibility in collaboration with our colleagues in other disciplines, we are studying partnerships and multisector collaborations around environmental issues that supplement (or perhaps displace in some instances) traditional government functions. The topic is gaining some traction, and we need to better understand its implications for businesses, NGOs and government. Private governance may prove especially important in light of the recent election, which may result in a reduced federal role in at least some areas of environmental governance.


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18th Annual Robert P. Maxon Lecture: Derk Hendrikson


The Institute for Corporate Responsibility and the GW School of Business invite you to the 18th Annual Robert P. Maxon Lecture.

This year’s lecture will be delivered by Derk Hendriksen, Vice President of Business Integration, and General Manager, EKOCENTER, Office of Sustainability, The Coca-Cola Company.

Derk Hendriksen is a Dutch native who has worked at The Coca-Cola Company for 19 years in various marketing, general management and sustainability roles in The Netherlands, Belgium, France, the European Group and most recently at Corporate Headquarters in Atlanta, USA.

He currently is the Vice President of Business Integration in the Office of Sustainability where he looks after the planning, marketing and governance of The Coca-Cola Company’s priorities in running a Sustainable Business. He also is the General Manager for Coca-Cola’s EKOCENTER project, which aims to empower disadvantaged communities through social enterprise by delivering shared value to both society and business.

In addition to his current role, his experience includes global strategy and planning for the Coca-Cola brand portfolio and marketing these brands and their reputation both globally and locally. He has also helped build ‘The Coca-Cola Way of Marketing’, The Coca-Cola Company’s proprietary approach to building some of the world’s strongest brands.


 


Symposium on Private Environmental Governance (Day 1)


The Private Environmental Governance Symposium is a multidisciplinary event co-hosted by The George Washington University Law School, Journal of Energy and Environmental Law, Institute for Corporate Responsibility, and School of Business, the Vanderbilt University Law School and Department of Sociology, and the Environmental Law Institute.

The symposium will explore environmental governance from an academic perspective. Here at the Institute of Corporate Responsibility in collaboration with our colleagues in other disciplines, we are studying partnerships and multisector collaborations around environmental issues that supplement (or perhaps displace in some instances) traditional government functions. The topic is gaining some traction, and we need to better understand its implications for businesses, NGOs and government. Private governance may prove especially important in light of the recent election, which may result in a reduced federal role in at least some areas of environmental governance.


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Denit Trust Series: The Role of Directors in Reputation Risk


The Institute for Corporate Responsibility (ICR) and the Center for Law, Economics, and Finance (C-LEAF) are pleased to announce the next program in their ongoing series on Challenges in Corporate Governance.

The program will focus on the role of Corporate Directors in dealing with reputation risk. Damage to the company’s reputation can have a negative impact on revenues, profits, growth, employee morale, share price, and even its viability. Reputation risk has always been a concern of companies. With the advent of social media, news — good or bad — travels more quickly and more broadly (and sometimes more inaccurately) than in the past. As a result, the role of corporate boards in overseeing the risk the risk to their companies has required more timely focus on risks to the company’s reputation. The challenge for Directors in this regard is to understand possible internal and external sources of reputation risk, what is being done to prevent such risks, how the company is perceived by its stakeholders, and what plans are in place to deal with reputation damage if it occurs.

The panel will include corporate directors and an advisor to them. Topics to be addressed include how the board is structured to oversee reputation risk, the type of information that it reviews, how it prepares for the possibility of a damaging event, its role in reacting to the damaging event, and its role in mitigating the damage to its reputation. The program should be of interest to students of business as well as corporate and securities laws.


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Moderator

Hon. Cynthia A. Glassman
Senior Research Scholar, ICR
Board Member of Discover Financial Services and Navigant Consulting
Former Commissioner, Securities and Exchange Commission


Panelists

Charles Bakaly
Senior Counselor, National Litigation and DC Crisis Communications Practice
Edelman

Hon. William Barr
General Counsel and Executive Vice President (retired)
Verizon Comminications
Former US Attorney General

Hon. Kathleen Cooper
Former Under Secretary of Commerce for Economic Affairs
Nonexecutive Board Chair, Williams Companies
Director, Deutsche Bank Trust Company of the Americas.

Cynthia Hostetler
Board Member
Vulcan Materials Co., Aberdeen Investment Funds, and Trilinc Global Impact Fund


 


A Call Back to Africa: African Business and Development Panel


Join us February 24th for the African Student Association’s first-ever panel focused on African business, development, and entrepreneurship:

A Call Back to Africa: African Business & Development Panel

Esteemed and accomplished members of the African diaspora will discuss:

  • Current Trends & Challenges of Investing & Entrepreneurship in Africa
  • Investing in the Industries of their Native Countries
  • Advice on Contributing to the Business & Investment Sectors of Africa

Panelists Include:

Liberata Mulamula, Tanzanian Ambassador
The first Executive Secretary of the International Conference of the Great Lakes Region

Wilfried Kohou, Entrepreneur
Currently working in Ivory Coast’s biodiesel industry


This is a great opportunity for ASA members and other GW students to learn how to contribute to the sustained growth and prosperity of the African continent.

If you’re looking to work in Africa or work on any Africa-related projects, this is a great opportunity to network.

Mark your calendars because this is an event you don’t want to miss!

No RSVP required. We look forward to seeing you!


 


GW-CIBER Global Business Forum: East Asia’s Role in the New Global Economy

Based on his recent book published by Cornell University Press, Strategic Coupling: East Asian Industrial Transformation in the New 

East Asia’s Role in the New Global Economy:
Economics, Politics, & US Investment


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Featured Speaker

Henry Yeung
Provost’s Chair and Professor of Economic Geography, Director of the JY Pillay Comparative Asia Research Centre, and Co-Director of the Global Networks Centre, National University of Singapore


Based on his recent book published by Cornell University Press, Strategic Coupling: East Asian Industrial Transformation in the New Global Economy, Professor Yeung will examine economic development and state-firm relations in East Asia, focusing on the region’s emerging role in the new global economy. Drawing from his empirical research on South Korea, Taiwan, and Singapore, he argues that global production network dynamics and firm-specific initiatives are critical to the successful industrial transformation of these East Asian economies in the contemporary era. Professor Yeung’s work offers a new perspective on state-firm relations in the changing context of global economic governance in East Asia.


Bio Sketch

Henry W. Yeung (Ph.D., University of Manchester) is Provost’s Chair and Professor of Economic Geography at the National University of Singapore (NUS), Co-Director of the NUS Global Production Networks Centre, and Director of the JY Pillay Comparative Asia Research Centre in the NUS Global Asia Institute.   He is Principal Investigator of the S$4.95 million strategic grant awarded by the NUS to establish the Global Production Networks Centre.  His research interests cover economic globalization, global production networks, East Asian firms, and the political economy of development.  He was a recipient of the NUS Outstanding University Researcher Award (1998) and Outstanding Researcher Award (2008).

Henry’s latest books are Strategic Coupling: East Asian Industrial Transformation in the New Global Economy (Cornell University Press, Ithaca, May 2016) and Global Production Networks: Theorizing Economic Development in an Interconnected World (with Neil Coe, Oxford University Press, Oxford, April 2015).  His previous authored books are: Transnational Corporations and Business Networks (Routledge, 1998), Entrepreneurship and the Internationalisation of Asian Firms (Edward Elgar, 2002), and Chinese Capitalism in a Global Era (Routledge, 2004).  He is also co-author of Economic Geography: A Contemporary Introduction (with Neil Coe and Phil Kelly, Wiley, 2007/2013).  He has published another 7 edited books, over 90 academic journal articles, and 45 book chapters, and close to 13,000 citations on Google Scholar.


Panelists

  • Meghana Ayyagari
    Associate Professor of International Business & International Affairs, GWSB
  • Danny Leipziger
    Professor of Practice of International Business & International Affairs, GWSB; Managing Director, Growth Dialogue
  • Yoon Park
    Professor of International Business, GWSB

Moderator

  • Joseph Cheng
    Research Professor of International Business, GWSB; Director, GW-CIBER

With the support of:

The Growth Dialogue, Korean Management Institute, Sigur Center for Asian Studies, Department of International Business


Global Career Event: Women in International Business Roundtable


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Hosted by

The GW Women’s MBA Association and GW-CIBER

Supported by

Burson-Marsteller, Canon, and Forté Foundation


Interested in learning about:

  • What is needed to work in China?
  • The ins and outs of trade with India?
  • Being a female business leader in the UAE?
  • Empowering local communities in Haiti?
  • Leading ethics and compliance efforts for a Fortune 500 company in the UK?

Then register now before the event sells out!


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 bio-technology, consulting, data analytics, education, electronic communications, energy, finance, international relations, international trade, non-government work, and public relations.

Complimentary professional headshots will be provided by Canon!


RAFFLE PRIZES!


Timeline

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

Download All Featured Professionals’ Bios (PDF)
View Photos from the 2015 Roundtable

Keynote Speaker

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan
International Careers Expert & Award-Winning Author on How to Succeed in the Global Marketplace

Featured Professionals

Crystal Ashby
Legal, Government & Public Affairs, Ethics and Compliance Executive

Heather Ficarra
President & Chief Executive Officer, Promontory Risk Review, LLC.

Lucy King
Vice President – Data Services, Appriss

Robyn Kravit
CEO & Co-founder, Tethys Research

Sophie Paris
International Photojournalist; Dean of Curriculum and Director of the International InterMission Program, Miss Porter’s School

Colleen Pritchett
Global Business Director – Advanced Printing, DuPont

Judy Rising Reinke
Deputy Director General, U.S. Commercial Service, International Trade Administration

Akiko Tanaka
President & CEO, Canon BioMedical and Canon U.S. Life Sciences

Kate Triggs
Managing Director, Burson-Marsteller

Maria Villaquiran
Senior Consultant – FSO Advisory Services, EY


GWSB, Canon, Burston-Marsteller, Forte Foundation


DC Area Climate & Energy Research Workshop 2017


Hosted by the Institute for Corporate Responsibility

Please join us for the fourth annual research workshop for Washington, DC area faculty focusing on energy and climate change issues. The workshop aims to promote collaboration among local scholars and provide an opportunity for feedback on current research projects and work-in-progress. Papers will be circulated to registered participants in advance in order to facilitate an active and informed discussion. Presentations will be brief: authors have 20 minutes to provide a summary of their papers, discussants have 15 minutes to comment, and 25 minutes will be reserved for open discussion.


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Agenda

9:00 am – 9:30 am

Workshop Check-In

9:30 am -10:00 am

Opening Remarks & Welcome: John Forrer (George Washington Univ.) and Sanjay Patnaik (GWU)

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Paper Session 1: “No taxation, no representation? Oil-to-cash transfers and the dynamics of government responsiveness” (Paasha Mahdavi, Georgetown Univ.)

Discussant: Alexander Ovodenko (US Dept. of Energy.)

11:00 am – 11:15 am

Coffee Break

11:15 am – 12:15 pm

Paper Session 2: “Corporate Strategy in the Age of Climate Change” (Kira Fabrizio, Boston Univ. and Sanjay Patnaik, GWU)

Discussant: Robin Dillon-Merrill, Georgetown University

12:15 pm – 1:30 pm

Lunch

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Remarks from the Dean of the GW School of Business: Prof. Linda Livingstone

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Paper Session 3: “Climate change and internal migration in Brazil: the role of geography and road infrastructure” (Claire Brunel, American Univ. and Maggie Lu, Georgetown Univ.)

Discussant: Jonas Nahm, John Hopkins University

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Coffee Break

3:15 pm – 4:15 pm

Paper Session 4: “Trends and Prospects of Post-COP21 Energy Policies of Japan and South Korea” (Eunjung Lim, John Hopkins Univ.)

Discussant: Joanna Lewis, Georgetown University

4:15 pm – 4:30 pm

Coffee Break

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Paper Session 5: “Polycentricity After Climate Policy Failure” (Dana R. Fisher, Univ. of Maryland and Philip Leifeld, Univ. of Glasgow)

Discussant: Jorge Rivera, GWU

5:30 pm – 5:45 pm

Conclusion & Networking


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4th Annual Richard W. Blackburn Endowed Lecture on Civility & Integrity


President Steven Knapp
The George Washington University

&

Dean Linda Livingstone
The George Washington University School of Business

cordially invite you to

The Fourth Annual
Richard W. Blackburn
Endowed Lecture on Civility & Integrity

Featuring

Noah Feldman
Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard University and Author

Thursday, February 2, 2017
6 p.m. Lecture: The Role of Civility within Leadership


Lisner Auditorium
730 21st St, NW
Washington, DC 20052

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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.