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Paul MacDuffie

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

April 15, 2021

Sponsored by The Rachel and Jim Hodges Fund, this event was held in collaboration with the Operations and Supply Chain Center and the Risk Management and Insurance Center at the UofSC Darla Moore School of Business

This forum featured 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.

Also speaking were Al Lanctot, executive director, global accounts North America at Lenovo, and Romaine Seguin, president, global freight forwarding, UPS.

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Moore School international business students receive prestigious language scholarship

March 15, 2021

Two students at the Darla Moore School of Business have received the U.S. State Department’s prestigious Critical Language Scholarships for summer 2021. This fully funded intensive language program supports students interested in furthering their skills in languages deemed critical to the U.S. Recipients include:

Ashley Labrie (class of ’21) is a UPS Global Scholar, Sims Scholarship and Freeman Scholarship recipient studying International Business, Finance, and Management from Cincinnati, Ohio. development.

Timothy Fritts (class of ’23) is a South Carolina Honors College student majoring in International Business and Supply Chain and Operations with minors in Spanish and Russian from Dalton, Ohio.

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Eleanor Beasley

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

March 10, 2021

The Folks Center for International Business, the UofSC School of Journalism and Mass Communications and The Walker Institute hosted a virtual forum 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

The Folks Center for International Business and Risk and Uncertainty Management Center at the Darla Moore School of Business recently hosted an online forum 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

The Folks Center for International Business hosted a virtual forum with 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.

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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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First-generation student is UPS Global Scholar; hopes to someday sell his family’s coffee

Oct. 14, 2020

First-generation college student and international business major William Mendoza is one of the students to be awarded funding from the UPS Global Scholars program at the Moore School. The UPS Global Scholars program provides support for Mendoza and a number of other students to strengthen diversity among students studying international business.

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Gerry McDermott

Let's Get Business Moving: A New Plan for Supply Chain Innovation

Oct. 7, 2020

Gerry McDermott (pictured), professor of international business at the Darla Moore School of Business, was featured in “A Panel Discussion in Supply Chain Updates: A Solutions Approach series.” Moderated by Suzanne Dickerson, this was a live, online discussion with industry experts.

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Gerry McDermott

The Impact of International Trade and Investment on South Carolina: Implications for Small and Medium-Sized Firms in the Era of Coronavirus

June 17, 2020

Gerald McDermottprofessor of international business, led a discussion on the impact of international trade and investment on South Carolina as part of the COVID-19 Managerial Insights radio series. Discussion topics included the impact of changing international trade and investment in South Carolina, with an emphasis on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and how S.C. firms can improve their international competitiveness and take advantage of their international ties during these uncertain times.

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Gerry McDermott teaching class

Rebuilding institutional capacity: the core solution to the COVID-19 crisis

May 12, 2020

International business professor Gerald McDermott and his colleague from the Emory University political science department have suggestions for how the United States can begin to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. McDermott is also the faculty director for the Folks Center for International Business.

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Mitchell Orenstein

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

Nov. 6, 2019

The Folks Center for International Business drew a standing-room-only crowd for a recent discussion about Vladimir Putin and the future of Europe with Mitchell Orenstein, renowned Russian scholar and a professor for Russian and East European Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.

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International Strategy in an Era of Trade Uncertainty forum

May 10, 2019

The Folks Center for International Business held the International Strategy in an Era of Trade Uncertainty forum for business and industry leaders to address international trade trends. The forum focused on recent shifts in the global trading sphere and the subsequent impact on U.S. trade policy and practices. 

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