FIU Business launches Global Business Forum virtual series

 04-29-2021  Ellen Forman

A leader in global business education, FIU Business has launched the Global Business Forum, a series of online conversations with prominent business leaders and scholars. The goal: to explore, discuss and debate the most salient issues confronting international business.

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The series of virtual discussions, launched this month and continuing through the spring and summer, will cover topics ranging from technology, leadership and financial markets to global trends in business education. It underscores the college’s leadership in international business education, illustrated by its U.S. News & World Report No. 2 ranking for the undergraduate international business program and No.  ranking for its international MBA program.

The series launched with “Navigating the New Global Trade Environment,” a panel moderated by international business professor Jerry Haar, with guests William Reinsch, Scholl Chair, International Business, Center for Strategic and International Studies and David Lewis, vice president, Manchester Trade. With global trade at an inflection point, and recent drifts towards populism, nationalism and protectionism by a number of nations and the change of administration in the United States, the discussion explores potential new paths for international trade and commerce.

The second episode, Social Economy and the COVID-19 Crisis: A catalyst for Change, was moderated by FIU Business Dean Joanne Li and featured Eric Corneul, general director and CEO, EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development). Future episodes will be moderated by Bill Hardin and Sumit Kundu, both FIU Business associate deans.

The series is available on the FIU Business Global Business Forum YouTube Channel.

About the Author:

Ellen Forman is associate director, news, publications and communications at FIU Business. She is editor of BizNews, the college’s online news portal, and editorial director of FIU Business Now, its alumni magazine. A graduate of Binghamton University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, she has covered workplace issues and healthcare financing for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, as well as financial news in the New York bureau of Women’s Wear Daily.

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