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Business and the World Food Programme

March 29, 2022

Featuring David Beasley, Executive director of the World Food Programme, 2020 Nobel Peace Prize recipient and former South Carolina governor; Johann Baar, Executive board member, Hilti Foundation; and Val Dolcini, Head of business sustainability and government affairs North America, Syngenta.

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Remaking America’s Geopolitical and Business Leadership

Oct. 28, 2021

Featuring Ambassador Edward T. McMullen Jr., former U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein, and Ambassador David Wilkins, former U.S. Ambassador to Canada sharing insights about the opportunities and challenges they faced in international business and diplomacy

With generous support from The Rachel and Jim Hodges Fund and in partnership with The Walker Institute

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From Board Room to Tech Frontier: An International Entrepreneur’s Journey

Oct. 25, 2021

Featuring Fabio Rozenblum, investor and CCO, Voltu Motor, and founding partner and CCO, Inkan discussed the disruptive innovations in the electric vehicle and block chain industries, and how you can leverage your career as an “intrapreneur” in a multinational corporation to “entrepreneur” at the tech frontier in three continents.

With generous support from The Rachel and Jim Hodges Fund and in partnership with the Sonoco Visiting Fellows Program

Paul MacDuffie

Post-Pandemic Strategy: How to Reconcile Resiliency and Efficiency in Your Company

April 15, 2021

Featuring John Paul MacDuffie, professor of management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and director of the Program on Vehicle and Mobility Innovation at Wharton’s Mack Institute for Innovation Management, with Al Lanctot, executive director, global accounts North America at Lenovo, and Romaine Seguin, president, global freight forwarding, UPS. MacDuffie shared an innovative approach to resolving contradictions between risk management and core strategy and discussed how to improve manufacturing supply chains around the world.

Eleanor Beasley

The Politics of COVID-19 in the European Union: Notes from the Front Line

March 10, 2021

Featuring NPR Paris correspondent Eleanor Beardsley ('91 MIBS). Beardsley shared her perspective on the pandemic as a top international journalist and discussed how Europe dealt with the pandemic, how different countries approached the pandemic and how life in Europe might change after COVID-19.

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The Biggest Global Financial Risks for 2021

Nov. 12, 2020

Featuring financial and risk expert Preston Keat who discussed the biggest global financial risks for 2021. Close to 500 registrants from a cross-section of business, government and academia attended the event.

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U.S.-China Relations: Issues, Challenges and Prospects 

Oct. 1, 2020

Featuring David Firestein, the president and CEO of the George H. W. Bush Foundation for U.S.-China Relations. More than 450 people from 15 countries registered for the virtual discussion, which focused on the tumultuous relationship between the U.S. and China.

As part of Firestein's public forum, UofSC faculty offered additional insights on U.S.-China relations.

Michael Murphree, assistant professor of international business, discussed global value chains and offered insights on how the economic policies and rising tensions have impacted South Carolina exports and investment.

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Anli Xiao, assistant professor of communications at the College of Information and Communications, spoke about U.S.-China relations from a communications perspective.

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Mitchell Orenstein

Vladimir Putin and the Future of Europe: The New Hybrid War

Nov. 6, 2019

Featuring Mitchell Orenstein, renowned Russian scholar and a professor for Russian and East European Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. He discussed Vladimir Putin and the future of Europe.

International Strategy in an Era of Trade Uncertainty forum

May 10, 2019

This forum for business and industry leaders addressed international trade trends across industries, focusing on recent shifts in the global trading sphere and the subsequent impact on U.S. trade policy and practices. 

Career Insights from International Business Leaders

International business and industry leaders share their advice for students on how to prepare for career success in an uncertain world.

Listen to key highlights.

Moncef Marzouki

The Jasmine Revolution and the Future of the Middle East

March 21, 2017

Featuring H.E Mohamed Moncef Marzouki, the first democratically elected president of Tunisia after the January 14th Revolution in 2011, shared his experiences and offered his insight on the future of democracy in the region.

Bill Browder

Corruption in International Business: The Case of Russia  

Dec. 4, 2017

Featuring Bill Browder, founder and CEO of Hermitage Capital Management and the largest foreign investor in Russia until 2005. Browder shared his views on corruption and human rights abuses in Russia and discussed his New York Times bestseller "Red Notice."


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