Barroso makes the case for conclusion of Doha Round
The world should embrace free trade and repudiate protectionism, urges José Manuel Barroso, European Commission president, adding that completing the Doha Round on global trade would send a “very important signal” that free trade is vital in lifting the international economy from the current deep recession.
Inventing new futures through business education
This year, Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) in France will offer some 200 university students the opportunity to develop and implement sustainable projects which create economic opportunities for people in need.
The winds of change: how Denmark is leading the green movement
With the climate change issue becoming ever more a major cause for concern, a new green movement is fast taking shape in the European Union, with Denmark leading the way. And rightly so, because of all the countries in the EU, Denmark is ahead in its use of renewable energy.
UO Today #461: Sister Helen Prejean
Sister Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States, discusses her advocacy for the abolition of the death penalty. She spoke at the UO on October 19, 2010. UO Today, the Oregon Humanities Center’s half-hour television interview program, provides a glimpse into the heart of the [...]
Why women mean business
Business leaders ignore gender issues at their peril. That's the view of CEO of gender consultancy 20-First and INSEAD alumna Avivah Wittenberg-Cox. In a new book, 'Why Women Mean Business', Wittenberg-Cox and her co-author Alison Maitland say organisations that become savvy about 'womenomics' will win in the war for the best talent and leadership and the war for customers.
Is China friend or foe? 'Neither,' says Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew
In a keynote session at the INSEAD Leadership Summit in Asia, the founder of modern Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew, revealed that during a meeting with Washington aides to presidential candidates, he was asked whether the US should regard China as a friend or foe.
His reply: "Neither at the moment." He then added that in 20 years' time, the US will be dealing with a different set of leaders.
On the Branding Edge
Branding expert Ken Cato is the man that some major companies turn to for help with overhauling their branding. His clients include Taiwans BenQ, Germanys Siemens, Australias Commonwealth Bank and most recently, Dubai World Central, the worlds largest planned airport. He believes that building iconic brands require companies to dare to be different and have a clear idea of their corporate identity.
Enrich your social capital with the right networks
Networking is not all that it’s cracked up to be; in fact it can even be downright harmful, so says Martin Gargiulo, an associate professor of organisational behaviour at INSEAD and expert on social network analysis.
The changing role of business schools in a global world
Globalisation is changing the way businesses operate and, in turn, is forcing business educators to evaluate the insights they’re imparting to MBA students and executives. Furthermore, the global recession has led to a re-think of the role of business schools in a global world, raising the curtain on a slew of new issues which need to be addressed.
The death of the corporate HQ?
Corporate headquarters may very well become a thing of the past, as it becomes a virtual network rather than a physical location, according to Anil K. Gupta and Haiyan Wang, co-authors of 'The Quest for Global Dominance'.
Business, Globalization and the Common Good
Globalization and information technology are driving the world into a new era. Is it the responsibility of business to pursue the common good - and more precisely, to participate in the construction of the global common good? This book brings together contributions from various disciplines, written by scholars who are at the forefront of this debate. It provides multiple insights into a tripartite relationship: business, globalization and the common good. It helps explain why the business sphere
Avoiding International Financial Crises, an Incomplete Reform Agenda
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"Mexico: Problems of a New Democracy"
Lecture by Jesús Silva-Herzog Márquez, Professor of Law at the Instituto Tecnólogico Autónomo de México; from the Latin American Briefing Series of the Center for Latin American Studies (http://clas.uchicago.edu).
"Global Chicago, pt. 1"
A talk by Charles Madigan, editor of Global Chicago and editor of Chicago Tribune Perspective section, moderator. In collaboration with The Global Chicago Center of The Chicago Council on Foreign Relations. From the World Beyond the Headlines Series.
"Global Chicago, pt. 2"
A talk by Saskia Sassen, Professor, Department of Sociology, U. of Chicago. In collaboration with The Global Chicago Center of The Chicago Council on Foreign RelationsFrom the World Beyond the Headlines Series.
"Global Chicago, pt. 3"
A talk by William Testa, vice president, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. In collaboration with The Global Chicago Center of The Chicago Council on Foreign Relations. From the World Beyond the Headlines Series.
"Global Chicago, pt. 4"
A talk by Ron Grossman, Chicago Tribune urban correspondent. In collaboration with The Global Chicago Center of The Chicago Council on Foreign Relations. From the World Beyond the Headlines Series.
"'Virgin Soil' Epidemics and Demographic Collapse in the Americas"
Lecture by Kris Jones, Associate Director and Senior Lecturer in CLAS, University of Chicago. From the "Epidemics Then & Now: Infectious Diseases Around the World," the 2006 University of Chicago Summer Institute for Educators. Co-sponsored by the Center for International Studies, the Graham School of General Studies, the Center for East Asian Studies, the Center for East Euro
"The Cholera Pandemic and 19th Century Japanese Culture"
Lecture by Susan Burns, Professor in the History Department, University of Chicago. From the "Epidemics Then & Now: Infectious Diseases Around the World," the 2006 University of Chicago Summer Institute for Educators. Co-sponsored by the Center for International Studies, the Graham School of General Studies, the Center for East Asian Studies, the Center for East European and R
"Islam in America: A Conversation with Paul Barrett and Umar Abd-Allah"
Paul Barrett and Dr. Umar Abd-Allah in a discussion of their recent works, American Islam: The Struggle for the Soul of a Religion and A Muslim in Victorian America. Dr. Abd-Allah's work is a biography of Alexander Russell Webb, one of the earliest American converts to Islam to achieve a modicum of fame. Mr. Barrett's book offers portrai