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2016 - 2017

 
Monday, May 15, 2017, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Korn Convocation Hall

Robertson Lecture Series on Global Business Leadership with Sherry Lansing, Founder and CEO, The Sherry Lansing Foundation; Former Chairman and CEO, Paramount Pictures "From Hollywood Groundbreaker to Philanthropist"

Sherry Lansing is the founder and CEO of The Sherry Lansing Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to cancer research, health, public education, and encore career opportunities. On Monday, May 15, 2017 Sherry Lansing joined Dean Judy Olian for a moderated discussion in Korn Convocation Hall, both dear friends of Marion Anderson who passed peacefully the previous day. Marion and her late husband, John are UCLA Anderson's pillars and namesakes. Dean Olian and Sherry shared some fond memories and paid tribute to Marion and the defining set of values that both Marion and John lived and inspired. During the conversation, Sherry discussed her career trajectory as the first woman to head a major motion picture studio (20th Century Fox, 1980-84); her success as an independent producer (Fatal Attraction, The Accused, Black Rain, First Wives Club); and her 13 year tenure as Chair and CEO of Paramount Pictures (1992 - 2005) - followed by her full-time focus on philanthropy, achieving the life she wanted.  The missions of The Sherry Lansing Foundation are cancer research funding (predominately through Stand Up to Cancer), which Sherry co-founded in 2008; public education (predominately via the EnCorps STEM Teachers Program), which Sherry founded in 2007; and encore career opportunities for individuals who are transitioning from their first and second professional chapters to continued professional engagement in their latter sixties, seventies, eighties and beyond. Sherry offered lessons from both her personal and professional life - as the first woman to head a major motion picture studio, leaving Hollywood to focus full-time on philanthropy and advance social causes, which was inspiring to many. She talked about her recently published biography, Leading Lady, written by award-winning writer, Stephen Galloway and left lessons on how to approach addressing differences and embracing diversity as a learning opportunity. Over 200 UCLA students, alumni, faculty, staff, as well as members of the Los Angeles World Affairs Council and the Los Angeles community gathered in Korn Convocation Hall for the event which was part of the CGM's Robertson Lecture Series on Global Business Leadership. The event was organized by the CGM and supported by the Los Angeles World Affairs Council and UCLA Anderson's Entertainment Management Association and Women's Business Connection. Video will be available shortly.

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Thursday, May 11, 2017, 4:30 PM, Briskin Family Plaza

2017 International Food Festival Embraces and Showcases International Culture at UCLA Anderson

Each year, students from the International Business Association (IBA) organize UCLA Anderson’s International Food Festival (IFF). On May 11, 2017, the event drew around 250 students, faculty and staff who gathered at Briskin Family Plaza to enjoy an evening of fun and authentic cuisine from 12 different countries and regions around the world. This annual event showcases, celebrates and embraces the international culture and diversity of UCLA Anderson through a universal form of expression – food.

The CGM supported this year’s IFF, which featured cuisines from Armenia, China (Greater China and Sichuan Region), India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Korea, Latin America, Taiwan, Thailand and Tunisia. The Black Business Students Association (BBSA) also served wonderful Creole Cuisine. With their sumptuous seafood gumbo, one of the most popular dishes at the IFF, the BBSA won the Critics’ Choice Award as judged by select UCLA Anderson faculty and staff. A great collection of international beer and wine to pair with the food was also provided by the International Business Association. In addition to the authentic food sourced from the best restaurants across Los Angeles by student representatives from each country/region, cultural diversity was on display through the international music played in the background, unique decoration of each host table and the traditional costumes worn by the hosts and several members of the participating clubs, such as Japan America Business Association, European Business Association, South Asian Business Association, Greater China Business Association and Korean Business Student Association. In total, nine different UCLA Anderson student clubs participated together with the IBA, in addition to independent representation for Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia and Tunisia.

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Dean’s Conference Room

Lunch Series with CGM Board Member, Brent Nelson Smith (’86), Co-Founder and Managing Partner LevelOne Capital Limited; Former Global Group Head of Corporate & Investment Banking DBS Bank Ltd. On “Global Investment Banking and Entrepreneurship”

On Wednesday, May 10, 2017 the Center for Global Management hosted a brown bag luncheon with advisory board member, Brent Smith (’86) who is based in Singapore and Vietnam. Since 2008, he has served as co-founder and managing partner of LevelOne Capital, a Pan-Asian investment and advisory firm, where he has specialized in startup and mezzanine opportunities in emerging markets with a focus on southeast Asia, particularly Vietnam and Singapore. Smith formerly served as global head of corporate and investment banking for DBS Bank, a Singaporean multinational bank and financial services company after spending almost 15 years with JPMorgan & Co., where he was a managing director in the investment banking and mergers and acquisitions groups, completing assignments in New York, Melbourne, Sydney, Singapore and San Francisco. First, second and third year students from the full-time and fully employed MBA programs, including CGM mentees and members of the Investment Finance Association, Entrepreneur Association and students interested in global management gathered to hear his career trajectory since graduating from UCLA Anderson in 1986. Smith shared his thoughts, insights and experiences as a global investment banker, investor, entrepreneur and strategic advisor and his experience living, working and doing business internationally. He shared many personal stories and experiences with the students as well as lessons learned throughout his successful global career of over 30 years across Asia, the United States and Australia, providing invaluable guidance to students and describing his transition from a big executive role to being in the entrepreneurial trenches. He also described how he needed to change his leadership style when transitioning from the U.S. to Asia and the importance of looking, listening and learning and appreciating the different thinking and ways of doing things in other cultures as well as the importance of having a global perspective and cultural sensitivity and awareness. The lunch was supported by the Investment Finance Association and the Entrepreneur Association.

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Thursday, May 4, 2017, 7:15 AM - 11:00 AM, The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites

91st Annual World Trade Week Kickoff Celebration: “Southern California: The Hub of Global Trade”

On May 4, 2017, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair joined Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Jack Dangermond, President of ESRI, the world’s leading company in geographic information systems (GIS) and more than 900 business leaders for the 91st Annual World Trade Week Kickoff Celebration at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel. More than 900 business leaders and members of the diplomatic corps kicked off a month-long celebration of world trade in Southern California, the largest celebration of its kind in the country. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti delivered the welcoming remarks, advocating for increasing regional employment through exports and celebrating L.A. as a global city. The morning’s program also featured a conversation, moderated by Dean Judy Olian with the Rt. Hon. Tony Blair, former British Prime Minister (1997-2007) and founder of the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change. This non-profit organization is dedicated to making globalization work for the many, not the few. Blair discussed his focus bringing together the best ideas in both public and private policy sphere to provide answers to some of the today’s major global challenges. “One of the advantages of leaving office is you get to see much more of the world … to study it. And in my view, the single biggest characteristic of the world today is the scope and speed of change. Technology and migration are changing our lives," said the former Prime Minister. The UCLA Anderson Center for Global Management was a supporting organization. The CGM supported twenty UCLA Anderson students from the executive, fully employed and full-time MBA programs to attend the event and hear Prime Minister Blair's presentation which also included topics such as Brexit, and U.K. relations with the European Union and the United States. He also discussed his interest in bringing together the best ideas in both public and private policy spheres to provide answers to some of today's major global challenges. Ambassador Vilma Martinez, President of the Los Angeles Harbor Commissioners, was awarded the Stanley T. Olafson Bronze Plaque Award for her outstanding contributions to the world trade community in Southern California. The L.A. Area Chamber’s annual Kickoff Breakfast jump starts more than 30 events hosted by partnering organizations celebrating world trade in Southern California. World Trade Week dedicates itself to educating the public on the importance and benefits of global trade on the local and national economy through a series of educational programs and events.

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 7:30 PM, Writers Guild Theater

President Trump’s First 100 Days with a former adviser to Hillary Clinton, Josh Lockman, a senior Breitbart editor, Joel Pollak, and a political pollster, Dan Schnur

How has President Trump performed in his first 100 days? On Tuesday, May 2, 2017, the Los Angeles World Affairs Council hosted a panel discussion with a former adviser to Hillary Clinton, Josh Lockman, a senior Breitbart editor, Joel Pollak, and a political pollster, Dan Schnur. On October 22, 2016, Trump released a "contract with the American voter" in which he outlined his priorities for his first 100 days (view here). He has followed through on some of these pledges, notably on withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership and filling the vacancy on the Supreme Court. On other pledges he has faced challenges, including the attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act and the proposed ban on travelers from 7 Muslim countries. The early days of his presidency have seen a rise in the Dow, questions about Russian interference with the election campaign, a decision to bomb Syria, cordial summits with the Japanese and Chinese leaders, an early replacement of the national security advisor and a torrent of early-morning tweets that have kept politicians, reporters and foreign leaders guessing about what will come next. As a member of the LAWAC, the Center for Global Management supported 7 students from the executive, fully employed and full-time MBA programs to attend the discussion and hear the very diverging views from the panelists of President Trump and his policies - reflecting the diversity of opinion nation-wide on the 45th President. One of the few areas of agreement from all the panelists was about how badly the media performed in reporting the campaign: “I am surprised at how uncurious journalists have become,” said Pollack. “Journalists are too interested in what they say about each other and not what the American people have to say.”

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Thursday, May 4, 2017, 4:30 PM, Anderson Afternoon Lawn

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo at UCLA Anderson

The Center of Global Management supported the Anderson Latino Management Association (ALMA) Cinco de Mayo Themed Anderson Afternoon. The event was held to promote an understanding of the meaning of the Cinco de Mayo celebration and to build familiarity with the Mexican American Heritage among the UCLA Anderson community. Cinco de Mayo is an annual celebration that is held on May 5 and is observed to commemorate the Mexican Army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla in 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza. In the U.S., Mexican Culture and Heritage is celebrated on this day with parades in cities with significant Mexican American populations such as Los Angeles.

Over 370 UCLA Anderson students enjoyed traditional performances by the UCLA Folkloric group and music played by Mariachi musicians. Mexican food was served and each cocktail table had a small pinata filled with Mexican candy, and information about the meaning of Cinco de Mayo. In addition, students experienced hitting a piñata, a tradition that takes place in Mexican, Mexican American, and other Latin American celebrations. The event, hosted by ALMA, was supported by the CGM, MEMES and the Anderson Student Association.

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Friday, April 21, 2017, 11:30 AM – 8:00 PM, UCLA Anderson School of Management

2017 Wilbur K. Woo Greater China Business Conference: A NEW CHAPTER FOR U.S.-CHINA RELATIONS – INVESTMENT, GROWTH STRATEGIES AND COLLABORATION OPPORTUNITIES

On Friday, April 21, 2017, the Center for Global management hosted the eleventh annual Wilbur K. Woo Greater China Business Conference at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. The 2017 Conference, titled “A New Chapter for U.S.-China Relations: Investment, Growth Strategies and a Collaboration Opportunities,” brought together successful U.S. and Chinese business leaders, investors and influencers who shared their perspectives on the changing dynamics, implications and future of the U.S.-Sino relationship.

Speakers, including UCLA and UCLA Anderson alumni from across a variety of industries and sectors addressed an audience of around 400 attendees from the UCLA and business and investment communities, with discussions focused on investment opportunities and growth strategies that embrace cooperation, stimulate innovation, drive sustainable economic growth and facilitate cross-border growth in this new chapter for one of the world’s most important and strategic relationships.

Following a career panel lunchtime discussion for UCLA students with past and present leaders of UCLA Anderson’s Greater China Business Association (GCBA) and UCLA’s Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA), the conference was officially opened by UCLA Anderson’s Dean Judy Olian; Michael Woo, Los Angeles’ first Asian-American city councilman, son of conference founder Wilbur K. Woo and dean of Cal Poly Pomona College of Environmental Design; and Pin Tai, president and CEO of Cathay Bancorp and CEO of Cathay Bank, a platinum sponsor of the 2017 conference. This was followed by an opening address that provided an overview and business perspective about China delivered by William Yu, economist with the UCLA Anderson Forecast; Elizabeth Harrington, U.S. Publisher at Large, Hurun Report; and Chan Fong, tax partner at PwC, also a platinum sponsor of this year’s conference.

Plenary and concurrent sessions throughout the afternoon addressed connecting the U.S. and China in the media and entertainment industry through capital, culture and innovation; driving innovation and change through the development of new strategies, technologies, products and business models; as well as a review of cross-border investment trends, patterns and opportunities and the various investment financing strategies. Speakers also discussed the surging Chinese investment in U.S. real estate markets and thoughts on how U.S.-China relations will evolve under the new administration as the relationship faces increasing uncertainty and complexity. The conference was followed by a networking reception in UCLA Anderson’s executive dining room.

The conference featured executives from Alibaba USA, Cathay Bank, CEC Capital China Telecom Americas, China UnionPay USA, Coolpad Americas, Cox Castle & Nicholson LLP, DMG Entertainment, Elite International Investment Fund, Hurun Report, IMAX Entertainment, Landsea Holdings, NantHealth, PwC, RedBridge Capital LLC, Shiang Law, Sony Pictures, World Trade Center Los Angeles and the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

Born in China in 1916, the late Wilbur K. Woo received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from UCLA. He was vice chairman emeritus of Cathay Bank and Cathay Bancorp Inc. and was known for his decades of leadership in the Chinese-American community. Wilbur and his wife, Beth, who sadly passed away in March, endowed the Wilbur K. Woo Greater China Business Conference at UCLA Anderson to show their gratitude for the training that Wilbur received at his alma mater many years ago, with the goal of promoting understanding of the economic ties between the Greater China region and United States.

The 2017 Wilbur K. Woo Greater China Business Conference was organized by the Center for Global Management at UCLA Anderson School of Management in association with UCLA Anderson’s Greater China Business Association (GCBA) and UCLA’s Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA). PwC and Cathay Bank were platinum sponsors and Cox Castle & Nicholson LLP and Landsea were bronze sponsors of the conference. The China Enterprise Council, UCLA Asia Pacific Center and UCLA Center for Chinese Studies were supporting organizations. Videos will be available shortly.

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Sunday, March 26 - Saturday, April 1, 2017

Students Visit Hong Kong for the CGMs Global Immersion Course "Hong Kong: A Business Center and a Gateway to China," led by Richard Rumelt, Professor of Strategy

During spring break, 49 current students from UCLA Anderson's full-time, fully employed and executive MBA programs visited Hong Kong as part of the CGM's Global Immersion course "Hong Kong: A Business Center and a Gateway to China," led by Richard Rumelt, Professor of Strategy and Harry and Elsa Kunin Chair in Business and Society. This was the fourth Global Immersion course to focus on and visit Hong Kong, hosted by the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK).  The Sunday prior to the first day of the course was an important day for Hong Kong with the election of Hong Kong's new Chief Executive. Carrie Lam was voted in by a large margin.

During the one- week in country, students heard from and engaged with many distinguished and influential business and government leaders. Students also heard from CUHK faculty members on topics ranging from doing business in China and Sino-U.S. relations to fashion in China looking at sustainability, risk and the future and later on in the week, a comparison of China's stock issuers and equity markets. Sessions took place at CUHK's campus in the New Territories as well as in CUHK's MBA Town Centre facility in Admiralty. Guest lectures were complemented by a number of site visits, including to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and Clearing (HKEx) and the Hong Kong Science and Technology Park which is driving the development of Hong Kong into a regional hub for innovation and growth in several focused clusters. Students also visited Hysan Development Co., a leading property investment, management and development company in Hong Kong and one of the largest commercial landlords in the city's prime office/retail district of Causeway Bay.  Vincent Ho, a quadruple Bruin, who graduated from the FEMBA program in 1994 and now serves as Head of Corporate Safety for the MTR Corp. Ltd., hosted the group for a site visit at one of the MTR depots. Vincent provided a fascinating and informative overview of the MTR Corp. Ltd. which is responsible for metro railway operations serving 5.5 million passengers daily in Hong Kong.  

During the week, students had the opportunity to hear from many other successful alumni, including Leland Sun ('86), Managing Director of the Pan Asian Mortgage Company, an innovative non-banking financial services company specializing in residential mortgage financing in Hong Kong. Leland, the recipient of the 2017 UCLA Anderson Outstanding Alumni Service Award shared his perspective on the financial services sector in the region and the pivotal role of Hong Kong and touched on FinTech.  David McCloskley, Director of Product Marketing and Business Operations, Asia Pacific and Japan for Intel Corp. also addressed the group and shared his story about how he ended up in HK, came to Asia in 2009 and his perspectives on Asia and Hong Kong. Other high profile speakers included: Christine Loh, Under Secretary for the Environment, HKSAR Government whose direct policy responsibilities include air quality, energy, climate change and biodiversity;  Richard Elman, Chairman of the Noble Group who shared his fascinating journey since leaving the UK in the mid-1960s to founding the Noble Group, where he has overseen its development from an Asian based bulk commodity trading company into one of the key players in the global seaborne trade in metals and ores, energy and agricultural products; and Anna Wu, non-Official member of the Executive Council, HKSAR Government and also the current and founding chair of the Competition Commission who served as a member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong and in that capacity initiated the Equal Opportunities Bill, the first private member's bill covering an area of policy. Anna is also a member of UCLA's Global Advisory Board and gave an extremely informative history of Hong Kong which provided great context to where Hong Kong is today.  Janet Yuen, Asia Pacific Head of Business Innovation, Digital for HSBC Corp. Ltd. talked about HSBC's digital strategy in Asia, a fast growing area in the banking industry.  

On the Thursday evening, alumni gathered at CUHK's facility in Admiralty for a presentation and discussion on "Strategy and Corporate Innovation" with Professor Rumelt. This was followed by a networking reception, hosted by the CGM in Sheung Wan. 11 alumni and 1 recently admitted student joined the evening. Students also got to experience some of the culture and sights of Hong Kong, including a tour of Wong Tai Sin Temple, Nan Lian Garden, Local Wet Market and Shanghai Street. The tour ended near the Avenue of Stars in Tsim Sha Tsui before the welcome dinner at a Cantonese restaurant in the Hong Kong Cultural Center with a spectacular backdrop of Victoria Harbor where the students had full view of the "Symphony of Lights."  Students also enjoyed horse racing at the Hong Kong Jockey Club at Happy Valley, first built in 1845 to provide horse racing for the British people in Hong Kong. The week highlighted the strength and influence of UCLA Anderson's alumni network and was a testimony to the presence and brand of UCLA in Hong Kong.

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Sunday, March 26 - Saturday, April 1, 2017

47 Students Visit Argentina and Uruguay for the CGM’s Global Immersion Course “The Challenges and Opportunities of Doing Business in Latin America – Focus on Argentina and Uruguay,” led by Argentinian Professor, Andres Terech, Adjunct Associate Professor of Marketing

The CGM’s Global Immersion course, “The Challenges and Opportunities of Doing Business in Latin America – Focus on Argentina and Uruguay,” led by Andres Terech, Adjunct Associate Professor of Marketing from Argentina also traveled during spring break. The course attracted 47 students from UCLA Anderson’s full-time, fully employed and executive MBA programs. This was the third time that a Global Immersion course had visited Argentina however was the first time that it had also focused on and visited Uruguay.

During the week, students heard from a variety of speakers spanning many different industries, important to the country’s economy. Speakers addressed topics such as the economic environment, investment climate and risk management in Argentina, Argentina’s workforce and talent pool, the agriculture and farming industries, very important sectors in Argentina as well as real estate investment. UCLA Anderson alumnus, Juan Procaccini (’01), President of the Argentina Investment Trade and Promotion Agency talked with the class about the investment environment as well as the political and business climate in the country. Students also heard from a panel of entrepreneurs in El Centro Metropolitano de Diseno which provides space for the growing startup scene. They had the opportunity to visit Tenaris and enjoyed a plant tour, as well as visits to technology firm Globant and to Daravi, where students learned about social entrepreneurship in the country. In the middle of the week, the group took the Buquebus to Montevideo and visited Zoneamerica, toured its campus and heard from Tata Consulting. They also enjoyed a fascinating talk by Ernesto Talvi, Director, Brookings Captial, CERES Economic and Social Policy in Latin America Initiative who provided an overview of the Latin America landscape and heard from Carlos Faroppa, Director of Madimex S.A. and President of the Uruguay Society of Timber Growers, who discussed the forestry sector and made comparisons between Argentina and Uruguay.

On the Thursday evening, Professor Terech moderated a panel discussion with UCLA Anderson alumni at the Peugeot Lounge in the Palermo district of Buenos Aires. Alejandro Burato (’05), Managing Director of Burato.net; Juan Marrone (’99), CEO, Celnova Pharma; and Martin Ruete (’00), Financial Planning Director, Despagar shared their experiences at UCLA Anderson, what UCLA has meant to them, why they returned to Argentina and their views on the country’s future. A reception followed the discussion, where current students were joined by alumni and prospective students for an evening of networking. During their time in Buenos Aires, students also experienced some of the sights and culture of the country with a visit to Plaza de Mayo, La Casa Rosada Presidential Palace, the Recoleta cemetery as well as the neighborhoods and districts of San Telmo, Palermo and La Boca. The group also enjoyed wine tasting. Tango lessons at the farewell dinner where students learned the basic steps of the tango dance provided the perfect close to the week.

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Sunday, March 26 - Saturday, April 1, 2017

Students Visit Japan for the CGMs Global Immersion Course "An Indebted, Aging, Post-Industrial, Bubbling Economy: Lessons for the United States from Japan," led by Ed Leamer, Distinguished Professor and Economist

During spring break, 50 current students from UCLA Anderson's full-time, fully employed, executive and UCLA-NUS global executive MBA programs visited Japan for the CGM's Global Immersion course "An Indebted, Aging, Post-Industrial, Bubbling Economy: Lessons for the United States from Japan," led by Ed Leamer, Distinguished Professor, Chauncey J, Medberry Chair in Management and Director of the UCLA Anderson Forecast. This was the third Global Immersion course to focus on and visit Japan.

During the week, students heard from and engaged with many distinguished and influential business leaders including Mr. Jack Mickle, CEO of Ogilvy & Mather Japan and Ms. Naoko Ito, head of strategy who presented the different approaches Ogilvy takes when creating global versus local (Japanese) campaigns. Students visited IBM and heard from Mr. Jon Robinson, IBM's Chief Marketing officer as well as visited CISCO and its innovation center and heard from Ms. Miyuki Suzuki, president and GM of Cisco Japan. The group also visited Mr. Masaru Otsuka, Head of Digital Acceleration at Takeda Pharmaceutical, and heard a presentation from Mr. Tasuku Kuwabara, a partner at McKinsey on the current scope of the Japanese health system, and how "Abenomics" affects the health system. Students met with American Foreign Officers from the U.S. Embassy at the American Center to hear about the economic situation of Japan and the geo-political landscape, including Prime Minister Abe's actions since he took office. At Toyota, the group learned about the company's initiative of Ha:mo (Harmonious Mobility Network) and at BMW they heard from Mr. Peter Kronschnabl, President of BMW Japan. Students also visited and toured Kikkoman's production facilities and heard from Mr. Osamu Mogi, managing director and member of the founding Mogi family. They traveled to Kashiwa-no-ha Smart City, an urban development with sustainability at the forefront of its mission and visited the Kashiwa-no-ha Open Innovation Lab (KOIL), where UCLA's Japan Center is located. Dr. Kenji Yokouchi (PhD. Physics '02), the Center's director addressed the group at KOIL Studio.  Students also learned about recent urban development in Japan and toured the Smart City by Mitsui and visited Nihon Bashi, a modernized old town of the Edo period to enjoy a short tour and presentation of the urban plan by Mitsui to reinvigorate that area of Tokyo with new construction and development.  

At the beginning of the week on Monday, March 27, alumni gathered at Hotel Okura Tokyo for an evening presentation on "Aging Population, Asset Bubbles and a Post-Industrial Transition: Experiences Shared by Japan and the U.S.," delivered by Professor Leamer. This was followed by an alumni panel discussion with UCLA and UCLA Anderson alumni, including Mr. Steven J. Bass (Urban Planning Ph.D. '98), Partner-Real Estate Group, Orion Partners; Mr. Yoshinao Hayashi ('99), Managing Director, PAG Real Estate; Mr. Osamu Masaki ('84), Economist and Trustee of New-S Asset Management; and Mr. Max Ninomiya ('98), President & CEO, Max Reading Inc.  A networking reception in Akasaka followed the discussion. Around 20 UCLA and UCLA Anderson alumni and prospected candidates attended the evening.   

During the week, students also had the opportunity to hear from many successful alumni, including Mr. David Nichols ('92), President and Representative Director of State Street Global markets who discussed the economic state of Japan, consequences of an aging population and his thoughts on the growth and value areas for the future of Japan. Mr. Masuri "Vic" Murai ('62), Special Advisor of Ichiryu Associates and President of the Japan Alumni Chapter also addressed the class prior to the business visits to Kikkoman and Mitsui which he kindly facilitated.  He spoke of the cultural importance of Kikkoman soy sauce in the Japanese culture and its expansion into the U.S.. He also commented on the many research centers in Japan, each with various missions, i.e. healthcare or industrial work. Students also heard from Mr. Barrett Madrigal ('90), Operating Officer and Senior Director of Eli Lilly who gave a very engaging talk, drawing on not only his experience in the health industry, but also as an American who has lived in Japan for many years. He spoke about drivers of cost of healthcare in Japan, consequences and benefits of a universal healthcare system, and weaknesses in the current approach to providing health for its aging population.  

During their time in Japan, students got to experience some of the culture and sights of the country with a visit to the Ginza district, Asakusa Temple, Tokyo Tower and also experience a tea ceremony. The group reflected on their week's experiences and learnings during an authentic farewell dinner on a Yakatabune, a classic low barge style traditional Japanese boat. The week also highlighted the strength and influence of UCLA and UCLA Anderson's alumni network in Japan and witnessed the dedication, commitment, pride and warmth of the UCLA and UCLA Anderson alumni community.  

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM, UCLA Faculty Center

Global Business & Policy Forum “The Beginning of a New Europe: What Will Happen After Brexit?”

The Future of the European Integration project and the future of the Euro is, once again, one of the major global risks factors for 2017. British Prime Minister Teresa May has promised to formally initiate Brexit sometime in March. The first round of the French Presidential election will be held on April 23 and the German general elections must be held before October 22. Italy is in its usual turmoil, aggravated by the failed referendum and the stepping down of Prime Minister Renzi, and Spain has a fragmented parliament, a minority government, and the threat of Catalonian independence. Portugal might need another bailout and the Greek pile of debt remains as unsustainable as it ever was. Will the European project and the Euro make it through this year? What will it take to keep Europe together? What might happen if it comes apart? On Wednesday, March 8, the UCLA Anderson Center for Global Management and UCLA School of Law's Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy hosted Javier Díaz Giménez, a professor of economics at IESE Business School, Spain who is on sabbatical as a visiting professor at UCLA Anderson School of Management through 2017 for the second global business and policy forum of the 2016-17 academic year. Diaz Giménez made a presentation where he addressed these questions and was then joined by Sebastian Edwards, Henry Ford II Chair in International Management for a discussion to provide more insights and perspectives on the future of Europe and what 2017 holds for the continent post Brexit. This was then followed by dinner with interactive table conversations where specific questions were discussed among students, including: “Would you join Club Europe for a yearly fee of $175? And what is wrong with quoting the price tag for membership in the Eurozone at this number?” “Will Chancellor Merkel win the next German Federal election? And will the next German Chancellor have to dance with Marine LePen?” “Will the EURO still exist in March 2022? And what is your most likely political and economic scenario for the current members of the European Union?” The discussion over dinner engaged over 70 engaged students, faculty and staff from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and the UCLA School of Law. Diaz Giménez obtained his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Minnesota in 1990 and has dedicated most of his professional life to research, teaching and advising in macroeconomics. His latest research explores the consequences of fiscal policy and pension system reforms. The Global Business and Policy Forum is a collaborative partnership between UCLA Anderson’s Center for Global Management and the UCLA School of Law's Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy.

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Friday, March 3, 2017, 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM, Korn Convocation Hall

2017 Latin American Business Conference: LATIN AMERICA: FROM UNCERTAINTY TO OPPORTUNITY

On Friday, March 3, over 500 prominent and influential leaders from both the private and public sector including distinguished UCLA and UCLA Anderson alumni gathered together with students, academics and members of the local business community in Korn Convocation Hall to address the opportunities and concerns of Latin America. The region continues its social transformation, improving infrastructure, developing human capital, and fostering economic conditions to bridge the gap between uncertainty and opportunity, shaping a brighter future for its people, business and trading partners. Speakers shared their experiences, insights and forecasts on the economic and social trends and main issues, as well as the business and investment opportunities for Latin America and its important and influential role in the global economy.

The conference which opened with a macro-overview of the region by Professor Sebastian Edwards, Henry Ford II Chair in International Management and faculty director of Center for Global Management, an organizer and sponsor of the conference, explored efforts underway to encourage new developments and advancements as Latin America prepares for a brighter future. The day included discussions on the region’s economic, trade, political and social prospects, with panels focused on Latin America’s rising role on the global media and entertainment stage, innovative strategies for reigniting the region’s growth and the region’s economic landscape and importance of sustainable and inclusive growth.

The keynote address was delivered by Alvaro Uribe Velez, former president of Colombia. Panelists included: Mike Medavoy (B.A. ’63), chairman and CEO of Phoenix Pictures, co-founder of Orion Pictures and former chairman of TriStar Pictures; former Connecticut senator Chris Dodd, president and CEO of Motion Picture Association of America Inc.; Paulo Cesar de Souza e Silva, president and CEO of Embraer S.A., Brazil; Fernando Fischmann, founder and chairman of Crystal Lagoons; Fabio Colletti Barbosa, former CEO of Abril Group and Santander Brazil; and Ismael Benavides, managing director of Grupo Huamaní Inc. and Peru’s former Minister of Economy and Finance.

Discussions were moderated by: Sebastian Edwards; Sanjay Sood, UCLA Anderson professor of marketing and faculty director of the Center for Management of Enterprises in Media, Entertainment & Sports (MEMES); Dean Judy Olian; and Alceu Lima (’92), investor, owner and former president of Barclays Brazil. Following the morning session, a networking luncheon was held on Briskin Plaza and the conference concluded with a networking reception. Dean Olian hosted a private luncheon for the speakers, moderators and student conference directors in the Dean’s Conference Room and UCLA Chancellor Gene Block and Mrs. Carol Block kindly hosted a private dinner for the distinguished speakers of the 2017 conference at the Chancellor’s Residence that same evening.

The event was organized by UCLA Anderson’s Center for Global Management, UCLA Anderson’s Latin American Business Association and UCLA’s Latino Business Student Association, in collaboration with the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce. Conference sponsors included City National Bank, vtr.com, Port of Los Angeles, exceda, UCLA’s Latin American Institute and the Center for Management of Enterprise in Media, Entertainment & Sports.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM, Executive Dining Room

Global Networking Reception for Students & Faculty – Strengthening Intellectual and Social Connections between Faculty and Students

A key objective of the Center for Global Management is to help strengthen the intellectual and social connections between faculty and students interested in global management. On February 15, 2017, prior to the opening of spring quarter course bidding, around 150 students, faculty and CGM partners gathered in the executive dining room for the center's annual global networking reception. The reception provided an opportunity for students to learn about the Specialization/Certificate in Global Management, on campus global management courses, the CGM's global immersion courses and exchange offerings and the many different global engagement opportunities available at UCLA Anderson. Students also met and interacted with the faculty who teach global courses as well as faculty and Ph.D. students who have global research and teaching interests. Professor Sebastian Edwards, the CGM's faculty director provided welcome remarks and an overview of the CGM's programming and introduced all faculty members to the students who provided brief overviews of their courses. The reception provided an opportunity for students currently enrolled in global courses and engaged with the center's programming to network and share their experiences with others.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM, Executive Dining Room

World Today Discussion Series on “Trumponomics: What Do We Know and What Do We Need To Know About President Trump’s Economic Policy?” with Professors and Economists Ed Leamer and Jerry Nickelsburg, moderated by Professor Sebastian Edwards

Will economic policy really change under President Trump? And if so, how will it affect business and investment opportunities? On Wednesday, February 8, another packed room of over 130 students from UCLA Anderson’s full-time, fully employed, executive MBA as well as MFE and PhD programs and UCLA’s MA in Economics program gathered in the Executive Dining Room for a World Today Discussion Series on “Trumponomics.” Professors and Economists Ed Leamer and Jerry Nickelsburg joined CGM faculty director, Professor Sebastian Edwards for a “Davos-style” conversation on the future of the United States and the global economy. During the 75-minute long conversation and audience question time, the speakers addressed issues surrounding tax reform and border tax adjustment, protectionism, immigration, policy towards China, future of NAFTA, and relations with Mexico. Leamer suggested that President Trump should be concerned about U.S. savings and also workforce development and that the workforce these days needs to be innovators and analytical thinkers to compete against robots and gone are the days where rote learning, memorization is sufficient. The speakers also shared their thoughts on President Trump’s abandoning of the Trans-Pacific Partnership and predictions on what would happen to the U.S. dollar and whether a strong dollar was good for the United States. The World Today Discussion Series engages students in dialogue in an interactive, engaging and enriching discussion format around current global issues that transcend borders. Through the series, the CGM engages globally minded students with issues that matter and ideas that stimulate. Through balanced discourse, the series serves as a neutral forum to educate students on global issues while at the same time encourage debate and examination.

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Friday, February 3, 2017, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, Korn Convocation Hall

2017 Velocity Conference: Empower Together

The 2017 UCLA Anderson Women’s Leadership Summit, “VELOCITY: Empower Together” brought together over 400 business leaders, alumni faculty and students. The Center for Global Management was a supporting sponsor of this fifth annual energizing, thought-provoking and inspiring event which included keynote addresses delivered by Amy Powell (’05), President of Paramount Television and Digital Entertainment who used the specifics of her own life and career to illustrate universal lessons for those gathered, and Cynthia Marshall, Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Chief Diversity Officer at AT&T. Dean Olian opened the conference with remarks that acknowledged the reality that women face in the workplace and society and emphasized that “It’s a time when positive, strong leadership of women….and men…is needed.” The day-long conference also included a “Female Founders Roundtable” where business leaders, including many UCLA and UCLA Anderson alumnae discussed best practices and the unique qualities that have helped guide them in the journey to CEO. In other sessions, panelists explored how companies and individuals can leverage advances in technology and a widening network to build their social capital and during the panel on “Having A Global impact: Women in Sustainability,” the audience heard from women who are making waves in the global quest for sustainability who discussed recent wins, tough decisions and how women can become leaders for change. The presenting sponsor of the conference was AT&T, platinum sponsors included the Los Angeles Lakers and Oaktree and gold sponsors were Mercer and Google.

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Thursday, February 2, 2017, Anderson Afternoon, North Lawn

Celebrating Chinese New Year at UCLA Anderson

To celebrate the international culture and diversity of UCLA Anderson and promote familiarity with and understanding of the Chinese culture among students, the Center for Global Management supported the Greater China Business Association’s (GCBA) Chinese New Year-themed Anderson Afternoon. The event was held on February 2 on the North Lawn. The Chinese New Year is one of the most important festivals of the Greater China region. GCBA took this great opportunity to invite the UCLA Anderson community to join the celebration and promote the cultural diversity at Anderson. The UCLA Anderson courtyard was decorated with Chinese New Year décor and authentic Chinese food was served. To help the UCLA Anderson community better understand Chinese tradition, GCBA members prepared a variety of celebration games and activities, including learning Chinese calligraphy, reading Chinese puzzle, winning red pocket, and playing Chinese Majiang. The event attracted over 400 UCLA Anderson students, faculty and staff who participated and shared in the celebrations together. The event, hosted by the GCBA, was supported by the CGM, Anderson Student Association and the Office of Diversity Initiatives and Community Relations.

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Saturday, January 28, 2017 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM, Covel Commons at UCLA

The Los Angeles Global Health Conference, “Re-Designing Global Health: Innovations and Sustainability”

The second annual Los Angeles Global Health Conference, took place at UCLA on Saturday, January 28. This annual global health conference hosted in Southern California brought together around 400 individuals from various disciplines across academia, NGOs, business, and the public sector to discuss pressing health issues, both locally and globally. Organized by UCLA, USC, Claremont Graduate University and Pardee Rand Graduate School students, the conference aims to educate and connect with members of the UCLA, USC, Charles Drew University and Los Angeles communities about the varying health disparities both in our backyards and around the world. The UCLA Anderson Center for Global Management is a sponsor of the event. Home to people from more than 140 countries speaking 224 different languages, Los Angeles's rich cultural diversity makes it an ideal place to examine the current status of world health. The Los Angeles Global Health Conference provides an interactive educational forum where students, along with faculty and community members, join together to learn more about global health research and emerging solutions to improve the world’s health and provides a forum to discuss innovative ways to tackle health disparities—locally and globally. This year's conference "Re-Designing Global Health: Innovation and Sustainability” highlighted the myriad of current global health challenges that we face today. Keynote addresses focused on “Partnership, Diplomacy, and Sustainability: Redefining Global Health” and “Designing a Cultural Blindspot: Sanitation, Health and Water.” The closing keynote was delivered by Peter Laugharn, President and CEO of the Conrad Hilton Foundation. The day included numerous breakout sessions that focused around the key themes of cross-disciplinary approaches to innovations and sustainability; sustainability; and innovations. A breakout session on “Business Perspectives on Healthcare Innovation” was delivered by UCLA Anderson Professor Emeritis Victor Tabbush and Sarah Broadbent and Joshua Bivins, students from the full-time MBA class of 2017 who presented how business school students approach issues of global health with “A Business Approach to Healthcare in Underserved Communities: An MBA Case Study." Sarah and Joshua discussed elements of their AMR field study project with the Human Sciences Research Council. HSRC acts as a South African non-partisan, public-purpose organization that generates scientific knowledge through its research and analytical work in the social and human sciences. The students were tasked with identifying what sustainable, scalable business model can the HSRC create to provide screening, treatment and education on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) to the underserved, rural community of Sweetwaters, South Africa. The audience was extremely engaging and provided the students with some valuable guidance on their project and much food for thought in terms of the convergence of business and healthcare. The session highlighted how students can use their business school skills, knowledge and frameworks to develop sustainable business models that help with NCD screening and deliver an implementation plan that makes a positive impact in the area of global health. The conference was hosted by the UCLA Center for World Health and sponsored by the USC Institute for Global Health, the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, the UCLA Anderson Center for Global Management and the UCLA International Institute with support from the UC San Diego Global Heath Institute and the UCLA Center for Global and Immigrant Health.

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Saturday, January 28, 2017 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Meyer & Renee Luskin Conference Center, UCLA

Launch of the Australian Global Alumni Strategy in North America

On Saturday, January 28, 2017, the Australian Global Alumni Strategy in North America was officially launched at UCLA with the Hon. Julie Bishop MP, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Australia. "Australia's international alumni are influencers and leaders. The Global Alumni strategy celebrates their achievements and grows an international community that continues a deep connection with Australia and strengthens Australia's connection with the region," says Bishop. The event was presented as part of G 'Day USA with the support of the American Australian Association, ADVANCE, Group of Eight Australia, CSIRO (the federal government agency for scientific research in Australia) and UCLA Anderson's Center for Global Management. Australia is home to some of the world's best universities, is a popular destination for students studying abroad and is a global leader in research. The event that was held at the new Meyer & Renee Luskin Center at UCLA attracted a full room of alumni and highlighted the benefits of an Australian education and celebrated the achievements of American and Australian alumni. UCLA Anderson students and alumni in the SoCal region who are either Australian citizens whom UCLA Anderson admitted in the last 16 years or who studied at either the Australian Graduate School of Management or Melbourne Business School since 1995 were invited to join the launch.  Earlier in January, the Center for Global Management hosted students at UCLA from the University of Sydney's Executive MBA program for a global management seminar that focused on "Creating Opportunity through Disruptive Technology."

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Thursday, January 26, 2017 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM, Executive Dining Room

World Today Discussion Series on "India's Currency Reform" with Professors Romain Wacziarg and Bhagwan Chowdhry, moderated by Professor Sebastian Edwards

When India's Prime Minister, Narendra Modi came to power in 2014, he was seen as a disruptive force pledging to overturn the status quo in India. On November 8, Modi was presiding over one of the fastest-growing major economies in the world, when he announced that 85% of Indian currency in circulation would have to be exchanged at banks for new bills not yet printed: 500 and 1,000 rupee bills (worth $8 and $15) would be banned the next morning. Now, two months after the cash ban was initiated, currency shortages remain, demand for services and businesses have dropped and businesses are folding. On Thursday, January 26, a packed room of over one hundred students from UCLA Anderson's full-time, fully employed and executive MBA as well as MFE and PhD programs gathered in the Executive Dining Room for the World Today Discussion Series on "India's Currency Forum" with Bhagwan Chowdhry, Professor of Finance and Romain Wacziarg, Hans Hufschmid Chair in Management. The "Davos-style" conversation, which elicited many thought-provoking questions from students was moderated by Sebastian Edwards, Henry Ford II Chair in International Management and addressed the positive and negative impacts of "India's Currency Reform" and the long term consequences of the measure on one of the fastest growing major economies in the world. In a country, where the informal sector is substantial, cash shortages have produced enormous hardships for families, prompted worries about the economy, and placed Modi's own political future at risk. Despite this, the move seems to remain popular, according to polls, and the prospect of moving more transactions toward a digital medium holds the promise of more transparent and efficient economy. The discussion touched on questions around whether Modi will live up to his promise to be a reformer of India's economy? Does the cash ban have the potential to transform India? Will such a move pave the way for other measures intended to restructure the economy? Will the pain stemming from the ban, be for the long-term good of the poor and powerless? Will Modi continue to command the political narrative and support of the country? Will India's demonetization pay off long-term by promoting digital payment systems that increase efficiency and transparency? Now Venezuela is following India, will other nations follow? The World Today Discussion Series engages students in dialogue in an interactive, engaging and enriching discussion format around current global issues that transcend borders. Through the series, the CGM engages globally minded students with issues that matter and ideas that stimulate. Through balanced discourse, the series serves as a neutral forum to educate students on global issues while at the same time encourage debate and examination.

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM, Executive Dining Room

Brown Bag Lunch Series with Jon Niermann (’95), President & CEO, Loop Media, Inc.; Founder & CEO, FarWest Entertainment; Former President, Electronic Arts (EA) Asia; Former President, The Walt Disney Company Asia Pacific.

On Tuesday, January 24, the Center for Global Management hosted a brown bag luncheon with Jon Niermann (’95), a member of the CGM’s Advisory Board, an alumnus of the FEMBA program and a mentor in the CGM Mentor Program. Jon built his entertainment career of over 25 years with The Walt Disney Company and Electronic Arts, prior to starting his own media companies, FarWest Entertainment (2010) and Loop Media, Inc. (2016). During his career, he has achieved success on both the business and creative sides of MNC regional, corporate and international business units, as well as entered the entrepreneurial world with his own company. For the past 18 years, Jon has been in top management roles bridging the U.S. with Asia for each of these companies. The luncheon provided an opportunity for MBA students across degree programs and class years who applied to the CGM Mentor Program, are pursuing the Global Management Specialization/Certificate and/or are members of UCLA Anderson’s Entertainment Management Association (EMA) to meet with Jon in an informal and interactive setting and hear about his career trajectory post UCLA Anderson, his thoughts and insights on the global media and entertainment industry, as well as his experiences working on the business and creative sides of large companies and then venturing into the entrepreneurial world full-time into his own media companies. During the luncheon, he highlighted some of his projects over the years, including his “on camera” roles and his new venture with Loop Media, a music video service bridging people together through music. He also shared words of wisdom with students interested in starting their own entrepreneurial venture and highlighted the importance of relationships and partners when entering markets.

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Monday, December 12, 2016, 6:30pm, Chatrium Hotel Riverside, Bangkok

Presentation and Discussion on "UCLA Anderson, California and the United States: Post-Election Thoughts, Forecasts and Implications for Southeast Asia" with Jerry Nickelsburg, Adjunct Full Professor of Economics and Senior Economist, UCLA Anderson Forecast and Networking Reception in Bangkok, Thailand

On Monday, December 12, the Center for Global Management hosted a presentation and discussion, followed by a networking reception at the Chatrium Hotel Riverside, Bangkok, Thailand. 39 UCLA Anderson full-time, fully employed, executive and global executive MBA students were in Thailand (and later Myanmar) participating in a CGM global immersion course on “Business in Emerging Economies: The Cases of Thailand and Myanmar,” led by Jerry Nickelsburg, Adjunct Full Professor of Economics and Senior Economist, UCLA Anderson Forecast. Professor Nickelsburg led a presentation and discussion on “UCLA Anderson, California and the United States: Post-Election Thoughts, Forecasts and Implications for Southeast Asia.” The discussion was followed by a networking reception in the hotel’s Pier 28 outdoor lounge. In addition to the students participating in the global immersion course, around 15 guests, including alumni, current UCLA Anderson MBA students who were in Thailand to conduct primary research for their AMR project with the International Labor Organization and a prospective student joined the event. Kantathi Suphamongkhon, 39th Minister of Foreign Affairs Kingdom of Thailand also attended. He had addressed the class earlier in the day to share his thoughts and insights on the impact of ASEAN, currency crises and Thailand’s foreign and domestic economic initiatives. The students later traveled to Yangon, Myanmar. This was the first time that the global immersion course had traveled to Myanmar. Later in the week, they had the opportunity to network on campus with students from Yangon University of Economics following a morning visit to the Yangon Stock Exchange. At the same time, two other global immersion courses traveled to Dubai and Abu Dhabi, UAE for a course on “Dubai and Its Evolving Role in the UAE, Middle East and the World” and to Bogota and Cartagena, Colombia for a course on “Doing Business in Colombia” where the class also had an opportunity to meet, network and hear from UCLA Anderson alumni.

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Thursday, November 17, 2016, 3:00pm, UCLA School of Law, Room 1430

"Lessons for the Euro from Early American Monetary and Financial History” with Jeffry Frieden, Professor of Government, Harvard University

The United States has a monetary union that many look to when considering the future of the E.U. But how easy was it really to create such a union and what can Europe learn from the U.S. process? During the afternoon of Thursday, November 17, Jeffry Frieden, Professor Government at Harvard University addressed an audience of UCLA students, including a number of interested UCLA Anderson MBA students as well as faculty, staff and members of the local community to discuss his recent essay from the Bruegel Essay and Lecture Series, “Lessons for the Euro from Early American Monetary and Financial History.” Freiden specializes in the politics of international monetary and financial relations. His articles on the politics of international economic issues have appeared in a wide variety of scholarly and general-interest publications. He is the author of Currency Politics: The Political Economy of Exchange Rate Policy (2015); and (with Menzie Chinn) of Lost Decades: The Making of America's Debt Crisis and the Long Recovery (2011). Frieden is also the author of Global Capitalism: Its Fall and Rise in the Twentieth Century (2006), of Banking on the World: The Politics of American International Finance (1987), of Debt, Development, and Democracy: Modern Political Economy and Latin America, 1965-1985 (1991), and is the co-author or co-editor of over a dozen other books on related topics. The event was organized by the Burkle Center for International Relations and was co-sponsored by the Center for Global Management, UCLA Economics Department, and the UCLA Political Science Department.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 11:00am-2:00pm, Bruin Plaza

UCLA International Education Fair

International Education Week (IEW) is a nationally recognized week sponsored by the U.S. Departments of Education and State that ran this year from November 14 to November 18. In celebration of IEW, the International Education Fair was held on Bruin Plaza from 11:00am to 2:00pm on Wednesday, November 16 and was open to UCLA students to highlight international majors, research programs, study abroad, resources and more that are on offer at UCLA. IEW is a weeklong celebration of international education at UCLA that demonstrates the university’s commitment to international education and global exchange through a slate of artistic, cultural, engaging and thought-provoking events presented by a number of campus partners. Various campus units with programs that have an international focus participated, such as language and area studies majors, global programs, travel study, international exchange, career/internship opportunities, and fellowship and funding resources for international study, research and fieldwork, as well as international student groups. The fair reached both undergraduate and graduate students in all fields across campus. There were around twenty tables on the Plaza. Participating exhibitors included the many different centers within the UCLA International Institute, including the Latin American Institute, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, UCLA-PKU Joint Research Institute and the Burkle Center for International Relations. The Center for Global Management, UCLA Center for World Health and numerous divisions within the UCLA Humanities Division, including the Language Alliance and Asian Languages & Cultures Department were also present. A series of information sessions highlighting specific opportunities ran concurrently in Ackerman Union. Numerous special events took place throughout the week, including “A UCLA Global Conversation” on Thursday, November 17 at 6pm with Chancellor Gene Block and Vice Provost Cindy Fan, as well as a keynote address on “Why International Education Matters Now” delivered by Jared Diamond, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, professor of geography.

Although the CGM courses are mainly open to UCLA Anderson students at this time, the center’s larger events, such as the annual Wilbur K. Woo Greater China Business Conference and the annual Latin American Business Conference where the CGM partners with CSSA (Chinese Students & Scholars Association) and LBSA (Latino Student Business Association), as well as many of the CGM’s larger speaker events are open to UCLA students, faculty and staff. The fair was an outreach event to showcase the range of global education programs and opportunities on campus, so even though the CGM’s academic programs are restricted to UCLA Anderson students, there were students interested in future graduate opportunities and in learning more about the CGM’s programming and events, including its conferences, global immersion courses and international exchange program. The International Education Fair was a terrific opportunity to showcase UCLA Anderson’s important contribution to international education at UCLA.

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Thursday, November 10, 2016, 11:30am-12:30pm, Executive Dining Room

Lunch Series with Lara Vu (B.A. ’95), Senior Director, Social Impact Partnerships, MIND Research Institute; Former Head of Private Sector Partnerships, UNICEF Vietnam and Regional Manager, Corporate Partnerships, UNICEF Panama on “The Power of Social Impact Globally”

On Thursday, November 10, the Center for Global Management hosted a lunchtime discussion with Lara Vu (B.A. ’95) who has enjoyed a terrific career in both the private and public sector, with UNICEF in New York City and globally in Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean. Vu talked about the power of social impact through for-profit ventures and how innovation can come from inspiration taken from what people do in other countries and then applied here in the United States. The discussion provided an opportunity for around 25 interested and engaged full-time, fully employed and executive MBA students, including members of Net Impact, students working on an international pro-social AMR project and who recently participated in the CGM’s global immersion course “social entrepreneurship and social innovation in South Africa” to meet Lara and hear her thoughts, insights and experience on a variety of topics. She discussed social and economic challenges in emerging markets, the importance and role of public-private partnerships, social enterprise eco-systems in emerging markets, and working in a multilateral development agency. As a strong advocate for the necessity and power of partnerships, Vu spent most of her 19-year professional career forging global relationships, between for-profits and non-profits, with a focus on creating social impact. In her current role at MIND Research, a game-based Edtech company with a mission to create the next generation of innovative leaders by raising U.S. student math proficiency from 29% to 90% by 2030, she is leveraging her strengths to build public-private partnerships that will create a sum larger than the whole. The event was sponsored by Net Impact and Impact@Anderson.

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 7:30pm, California Science Center

2016 John Wooden Global Leadership Award Dinner Honoring W. James McNerney Jr., Boeing Company's Retired Chairman, CEO and President

On Wednesday, November 2, 2016, UCLA Anderson recognized Boeing Company’s retired chairman, CEO and president W. James (“Jim”) McNerney Jr., as the ninth recipient of the John Wooden Global Leadership Award. An audience of nearly 500 that included members of Coach Wooden’s family, UCLA Anderson Board of Visitors members, alumni, students, faculty and other generous supporters gathered under and around the Space Shuttle Endeavour at the California Space Center. The distinction, named for legendary UCLA basketball coach, author and leadership expert John Wooden (1910–2010), is awarded each year to an exceptional leader who embodies the principles exemplified by the legendary John Wooden and whose leadership style and service to the community reflects the same high benchmarks of performance, integrity and ethical values set by Wooden. McNerney was selected as this year’s recipient for the exceptional leadership he has displayed throughout his career at some of the world’s largest and most iconic companies, including General Electric, 3M and, most recently, Boeing, where he served as chairman, president and CEO for a decade. “Whether at GE, 3M or Boeing, Jim was laser focused on culture, process and integrity – with fantastic results that followed. It's about winning, the right way, just like Coach Wooden demonstrated in his decades of coaching and teaching,” said UCLA Anderson Dean Judy Olian. UCLA Anderson Dean Judy Olian expressed admiration for McNerney’s decades of business success, which in 2015 earned him Chief Executive Magazine’s CEO of the Year, a distinction he shares with the 2014 Wooden Award honoree, Bob Iger.

One of the highlights of the evening was a discussion between McNerney and Michael Hiltzik, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist from the Los Angeles Times. Their discussion touched on a range of topics that included the current state of manufacturing in the United States and how a chief executive may impact corporate culture. With the dozens of UCLA Anderson students and alumni in attendance in mind, Hiltzik queried McNerney about the qualities it takes to reach the upper echelons of management. “By the time you’re ready for a job at the top, you have a threshold cap on hard skills,” McNerney said, referencing decision making and investment strategies. “(At that point), the softer skills become more important. How do you motivate people, how do you work with a team to define a new culture, how do you push people (while) motivating them? It’s a lot more leadership, communication, alignment — dealing with gray areas outside company. It’s more about being able to handle the unstructured environment. Those skills are the differentiators.”

A Harvard MBA, McNerney began his career with Procter & Gamble and McKinsey & Co. In 1982, he joined the General Electric Company as the vice president of GE information services and spent 19 years at the company in a number of top executive positions. He took the helm of 3M as chairman of the board and CEO in 2000. Drawing parallels between this year’s honoree and the figure for whom the award is named, Olian said, “Both Jim and Coach understood the importance of setting goals while demonstrating a willingness to adapt to the style and talent of their people.”

Net proceeds from the dinner fund four $25,000 John Wooden Global Leadership Fellowships, given to deserving UCLA Anderson students who embody Coach Wooden’s leadership ideals and commitment to improving the lives of others. During the ceremony, the four 2016 fellowship recipients were recognized: Doug Larratt (EMBA ’17), Corey McMillen (MBA ’17), Datra Oliver (FEMBA ’18) and Eric Potocek (FEMBA ’18). Meet the fellowship recipients >>  For more information on the John Wooden Global Leadership Awards >>

Previous recipients of the John Wooden Global Leadership Award include: Burns, (then) chairman and CEO of Xerox (2015); Paul E. Jacobs, executive chairman of Qualcomm Inc. (2014); Bob Iger, chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company (2013); Indra Nooyi, chairman and CEO of PepsiCo (2012); Peter Ueberroth, managing director of Contrarian Group (2011); Frederick W. Smith, president and CEO of FedEx (2010); Kenneth Chenault, chairman and CEO of American Express Company (2009); and Howard Schultz, chairman, president and CEO of Starbucks (2008).

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 6:30pm-9:30pm, UCLA Executive Dining Room

Global Business & Policy Forum “How to Do Business in Emerging Markets with Integrity: The Role of the CEO and of Top Corporate Officers”

As companies increase their global business, the ethical issues their employees face grow in complexity and difficulty. Companies must adjust to local regulation, business practices, cultural mores and perceptions of their customers, employees and vendors. At the same time, U.S. laws and established corporate culture may prohibit certain types of conduct permitted or otherwise expected in foreign countries, and those prohibitions may appear to thwart a company’s successful performance in the foreign country. How do companies address these challenges? What can we learn from the failures of some of the world’s largest corporations? On Wednesday, November 2, the UCLA Anderson Center for Global Management and UCLA School of Law's Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy, hosted Ben W. Heineman, Jr., Senior Fellow, Harvard Law School and former Senior Vice President and General Counsel, General Electric and Gonzalo Freixes, Associate Dean and Adjunct Professor of International Business Law, Taxation, Ethics and Regulations, UCLA Anderson for the first forum of the new academic year. Heineman focused on the role of the senior officers, including the General Counsel, to develop the corporate will and processes to achieve high performance in emerging markets without sacrificing high integrity. Freixes addressed the aforementioned issues and provided some context for the challenges business leaders face when it comes to business ethics in a global setting. The two speakers then joined Sung Hui Kim, Professor of Law, Director of the Program on In-House Counsel, Lowell Milken Institute for a moderated discussion. This was then followed by dinner with interactive table conversations where specific questions were discussed, including: “As a company doing business in an emerging market how do you engage to change conduct that raises significant ethical concerns?” “How can a global company’s chief executives best establish a code of ethics that is sensitive to the various countries or regions where it does business?” The discussion over dinner engaged over 70 engaged students, faculty and board members from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and the UCLA School of Law. Heineman served under CEO Jack Welch and his successor, Jeff Immelt and is credited with dramatically increasing the power, status and prestige of the General Counsel position and creating the model for the modern inside law department, a model that is now widely followed in the U.S. and increasingly in Europe and Asia. Freixes has been a faculty member at the UCLA Anderson School for over 25 years, teaching courses in Business Law, Taxation, Ethics and International Regulation of Business and has extensive experience in international business, corporate transactional and litigated matters. He also teaches a study abroad program in International Business Law and Taxation in Europe. The Global Business and Policy Forum is a collaborative partnership between UCLA Anderson’s Center for Global management and the UCLA School of Law's Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy.

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Thursday, October 27, 2016, 4:30pm, Anderson Afternoon North Lawn

Celebrating Diwali at UCLA Anderson

To celebrate the international culture and diversity of UCLA Anderson and promote familiarity with and understanding of South Asian culture among students, the CGM supported the South Asian Business Association's (SABA) Diwali Festival. Diwali or Deepavali is the festival of lights celebrated every year in autumn in the northern hemisphere (spring in the southern hemisphere). On October 27, during Anderson Afternoon, UCLA Anderson's North Lawn was decorated with diyas (lights), Indian food was served and members of SABA were dressed in traditional Indian attire. Students from the SABA provided entertainment by performing a Bollywood dance which was followed by a performance by the UCLA South Asian undergraduate Acapella group, Naya Zamaana. Activities to engage the 400+ attendees included a Mehndi Henna Hand Tattoo stall and a photo booth where students could take photos. 

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Thursday, October 20, 2016, 5:00pm-8:00pm UCLA, Luskin Conference Center

Philippine Archaeology Symposium “Breaking Myths, Bridging Generations: Philippine Archaeology”

On Thursday, October 20, a special event was held to coincide with Filipino-American History month celebrations. The symposium on “Breaking Myths, Bridging Generation” highlighted UCLA's archaeology program in the Philippines and showcased the training component of the UCLA Cotsen Institute of Archaeology’s work in the Philippines that has helped students from disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue an archaeological field project. Over 50 guests gathered at UCLA’s new Luskin Conference Center for the evening program that included an overview of Philippine archaeology provided by Stephen Acabado, assistant professor in the department of Anthropology at UCLA. This was followed by a message from the Philippine Consulate General, Adelio Cruz, the audience heard presentations on “Beads and Trade Networks” and “Animal Domestication” from Madeleine Yakal and Queeny Lapeña respectively, both graduate students in anthropology which was followed by a presentation on “Resistance and Identity: Ifugao Mortuary Practices” by Margaret Von Rotz, an undergraduate student. The three students then joined a panel discussion on research and training at UCLA, moderated by professor of Egyptian Archaeology and Digital Humanities and Editorial Director of the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology. The symposium was sponsored by the Costen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA, UCLA Anderson Center for Global Management and the Philippine Consulate General, Los Angeles.

Since 2013, the Department of Anthropology and the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA have successfully run the Ifugao Archaeological Project (IAP) supervised by Dr. Stephen Acabado, a Filipino who completed his BA in Anthropology from the University of the Philippines-Diliman and his PhD in Anthropology from the University of Hawaii-Manoa. The IAP aims to contribute to archaeological studies in the Philippines as well as train the next generation of archaeologists, particularly those interested in the archaeology of the Philippines. More importantly, the training component of the research program provides opportunities for heritage students to conduct research in the Philippines. More than 20 students of Filipino heritage have participated in the IAP since its inception. Research on culture-contact has also been launched in the summer of 2016. This new research direction investigates responses of pre-Hispanic Filipinos to the arrival of the Spanish in the Philippine archipelago.

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Thursday, October 13, 2016 11:30am-12:30pm, Executive Dining Room

Global Management Speaker Series "Chile, the United States and Asia" with Juan Gabriel Valdés, Ambassador of Chile to the United States

On Thursday, October 14, Juan Gabriel Valdés, Ambassador of Chile to the United States visited UCLA. During the lunch hour in the Executive Dining Room, Ambassador Valdés addressed UCLA Anderson students from across the MBA, MFE and PhD programs, faculty and staff as well as students and faculty from across campus for a discussion on "Chile, the United States and Asia." After his address, Professor Sebastian Edwards, Henry Ford II Chair in International Management moderated a discussion with Ambassador Valdés on Chile's important strategic relationship with the United States and Asia under the current conjuncture. Welcome remarks were provided by Vice Provost Cindy Fan. Latin America is a commodity-driven and commodity-exporting region. Today, only a declining percentage of the region's exports are "complex" (i.e., knowledge intensive) products. With the rise in commodities prices brought on by China's industrialization, a golden decade was unleashed for Latin America. The United States already has a booming exchange with Latin America. Chile represents expansion opportunities for U.S. businesses and more businesses should be encouraged to "look South" to explore Latin America's markets and learn about emerging opportunities in the region. Chile has the highest GDP per capita in Latin America however like many countries in the region, it has struggled with a slow­down in the international commodity markets, in particular copper, where Chile is the world's largest producer. While Brazil is facing an expected adjustment, Chile, Colombia and Peru are still growing, with Mexico and Central America forecast to perform better than average. Latin America's growth, formerly characterized by demand for its natural resources, is now also driven by the rise of other, non-­commoditized industries such as infrastructure, agribusiness and retail and consumer products. Latin America also has large modern companies, some of which have evolved into successful multinationals that are expanding into other markets to become global players. Chile, like many countries, is seeking to develop and expand its economy with a focus on Asia and in particular China with whom it has a strong trading relationship.  Earlier in the day, Ambassador Valdés met with UCLA Chancellor Block; Cindy Fan, Vice Provost International Studies & Global Engagement, UCLA; and Veronica Cortinez, Director for the UCLA Center for Southern Cone Studies. Before the lunchtime talk, Ambassador Valdés took the time to meet and engage with first and second year full-time MBA, MFE and Ph.D. students from UCLA Anderson and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese for an informal discussion in the Dean's Conference Room. After the lunchtime talk, a private luncheon was held for the Ambassador and the delegation with senior leadership at UCLA, including Professor Sebastian Edwards and other UCLA Anderson's faculty members from Chile, including Felipe Caro and Fernanda Bravo. The Ambassador was accompanied by Jorge Tagle, Consul General of Chile in Los Angeles; Rodrigo Mladinic, Trade Commissioner of Chile in Los Angeles; Juan Ibañez, Executive Director, Chile- California Council and Ricardo Rodríguez, Executive Director, Chile - California Council (December 2016). The visit and discussion were organized by the CGM and the lunchtime talk was co-sponsored by the UCLA Latin American Institute, Center for Southern Cone Studies and the Latin American Business Association.

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Thursday, September 15 and Friday, September 16, 2016

The Los Angeles World Affairs Council “Future of Asia” Conference, Fairmont Miramar Hotel, Santa Monica

On Thursday, September 15 and Friday, September 16, the Los Angeles World Affairs Council held its inaugural “Future of Asia” Conference at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica. The aim of the conference was to deepen understanding of Asia, help establish new personal connections across the Pacific and stimulate more informed dialogue between the United States and Asia, the two most dynamic and innovative regions of the world. The conference began on Thursday, 15 with a panel of ten speakers from all over Asia giving mostly optimistic assessments of what they thought Asia would look like in 2030. During the two days, speakers discussed issues that affect the entire Asia continent and also addressed topics concerning individual countries such as China, India and Japan. The conference focused on the future of Asia and its increasing impact on business, finance, technology, society and the environment in California and across the globe. Christopher Tang, Distinguished Professor of Decisions, Operations and Technology Management and the Edward W. Carter Chair in Business Administration at UCLA Anderson and founder of the UCLA-NUS Global Executive MBA program participated on a panel that looked at “New Asian Business Models.” As Asia’s economic growth continues to outperform much of the rest of the world, new business models are springing up to deal with new markets and new technologies. Uniquely, these new models can be applied to far larger populations at one time than in the U.S. and Europe. Now western companies are starting to pay attention to how Asian’s are reinventing business in the digital age. WeChat’s complete ecosystem strategy and its cross-platform promotion was discussed in the context of Didi’s success in China. Moderated by Alan Siqueira, executive vice president and head of sales for Wells Fargo's Global Banking business, other panel participants included Rohan a'Beckett who is part of the development team of One Beverly Hills, The Wanda Group's new luxury condo and hotel project in Beverly Hills, and Albert Wong, CEO of Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks and Corporation in charge of IT and strategic planning. The Center for Global Management is a member of the Los Angeles World Affairs Council. A number of UCLA-NUS GEMBA for Asia Pacific alumni attended the conference.

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Monday, September 4 and Wednesday, September 6, 2016

Global Immersion Course Networking Receptions with Students, Alumni, Social Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders in Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa

During the first week of September, 40 students from UCLA Anderson’s fully employed, executive and full-time MBA programs visited Johannesburg and Cape Town as part of the CGM’s Global Immersion course focused on “Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation in South Africa,” led by Gayle Northrop, a lecturer at UCLA Anderson and also adjunct faculty at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business. During the one-week in-country, students had many opportunities to hear from and engage directly with social entrepreneurs in the country through site visits and panel discussions as well as during two organized networking receptions which provided further opportunities to network and connect with inspirational people who care about positive social change. While in Johannesburg, the students had a guided tour of Soweto and learned about the turbulent history and diversity of the people and culture in Kliptown – a township in Soweto. They also visited the Apartheid Museum and Mandela Exhibition celebrating the life and times of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. On Monday, September 5 they enjoyed an evening networking reception with social entrepreneurs and local business leaders on the rooftop bar of Radisson Hotel Sandton with terrific views of Johannesburg and welcomed 4 UCLA Anderson alumni to the reception. Around 15 guests joined the reception, including Jeff Nemeth, the CEO and President of Ford Motor Company in South Africa. Alastair Van Heerden, Senior Research Specialist for the Human Sciences Research Council who worked with a GAP team last year and will be working with an AMR team this year also joined. The following day, the students traveled to Cape Town, where they visited organizations such as Red Bull Amaphiko, an international program aimed at giving wings to social entrepreneurs who are using their talents and creativity to make a difference in their communities; they heard from the founder and chief innovation officer at RLabs, a global movement and social enterprise with activities in 21 countries that was founded as an environment for community driven innovation and reconstruction, empowering people to make a difference in the lives of others. Students also visited mothers2mothers and heard from Nobuntu Ma-Awu, a Mentor Mother who helped the students understand a bit better the reality of living with HIV and the power of programs like m2m which trains, employs and empowers Mentor Mothers, who are mothers living with HIV, to work alongside doctors and nurses in understaffed health centers as members of the healthcare team. Students also visited the Solution Space in Philippi Village, one of the largest townships in Cape Town. Philippi Village is an entrepreneurial development, that provides space where entrepreneurs and business can grow and where residents can develop skills and increase their employability. In Cape Town, the CGM hosted a second networking reception with around 20 young entrepreneurs and business leaders at Workshop 17 in the Watershed at the V&A Waterfront, including representatives form m2m and UCT as well as many social entrepreneurs involved in a variety of areas including healthcare, sustainable development and social innovation. Three UCLA Anderson alumni also joined the reception. The course was a unique, meaningful and impactful experience for students and was very eye-opening to see how much is happening in South Africa in the area of social innovation and social entrepreneurship. Read the wonderful story by Robert Young, FEMBA 2017 detailing his experience in South Africa.

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Monday, August 22, 2016

Networking Reception with Students from the ESSEC-Mannheim Weekend EMBA and UCLA-NUS Global EMBA Programs, North Lawn

The Center for Global Management hosted 33 students from the ESSEC-Mannheim Weekend Executive MBA program at UCLA Anderson from August 21-26 for a one-week global management seminar focused on “The Business of California.” The seminar provided participants with an opportunity to complete part of their studies at UCLA and gain valuable global experience and insights. The week focused on the innovation and creativity that is such an integral part of the business community in Los Angeles and California, including current academic research and business application around topics such as entrepreneurship, technology and navigating the regulatory landscape in the United States. During the week, students visited Amgen, the Getty Museum and SpaceX. On Monday, August 22, the students enjoyed a networking reception on the North Lawn, hosted by the CGM where they had an opportunity to meet and connect with students from the classes of 2016 and 2017 of the UCLA-NUS Global Executive MBA for Asia Pacific program who were on campus for the second week of their UCLA residency.

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2015 - 2016

 
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 11.30am - 12.30pm, Executive Dining Room

World Today Discussion Series on "The Impact of Brexit on Europe and the World Economy" with Josef Joffe, Publisher-Editor of the German Weekly Die Ziet and Professor Sebastian Edwards, Henry Ford II Chair in International Management

A referendum on Great Britain's membership of the European Union will be held on June 23, 2016. Britain could deal a damaging blow to the fragile global economy if it votes on June 23 to leave the European Union, the International Monetary Fund said in the sharpest warning yet from a global body about the risks associated with Brexit. On Wednesday, May 11, during the lunch hour, a room of very engaged and attentive full-time, fully employed and executive MBA students gathered in the Executive Dining Room for the World Today Discussion Series on "The Impact of Brexit on Europe and the World Economy" with Dr. Josef Joffe, editor of the German weekly Die Ziet and Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University. Professor Sebastian Edwards, Henry Ford II Chair in International Management moderated a lively conversation around the topic. The conversation elicited many interesting questions including the impact that Brexit would have on stock markets, currencies and trade. The conversation also addressed how Germany and France might react if the country votes to leave the EU, how Brexit would deal a heavy blow to Europe and the impact Brexit would have on disuniting and weakening the EU. The World Today Discussion Series engages students in dialogue in an interactive, engaging and enriching discussion format around current global issues that transcend borders. Through the series, the CGM engages globally minded students with issues that matter and ideas that stimulate. Through balanced discourse, the series serves as a neutral forum to educate students on global issues while at the same time encourage debate and examination. 

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016 11.30am - 12.30pm, Korn Convocation Hall

Dean's Distinguished Speaker Series with Tom Enders, Chief Executive Officer of Airbus Group

On Tuesday, May 10, over 200 students, faculty, staff and members of the UCLA Anderson Board of Visitors gathered in Korn Convocation Hall for the final Dean's Distinguished Speaker Series discussion of the academic year. Dean Judy Olian hosted Tom Enders, Chief Executive Officer of Airbus Group (formerly EADS). Enders has served as CEO since 2012 and prior to this, led the Defense Systems and Commercial Aircraft divisions of Airbus and EADS for ten years. A global pioneer in aeronautics, space and defense-related services, the Airbus Group operates in more than 170 locations with more than 138,000 employees worldwide. With its leading presence in aerospace and defense markets, Airbus Group drives technological innovation, strengthening its localized presence around the globe. During the moderated discussion, Enders discussed the strategic considerations behind the company's decision to locate its Airbus U.S. manufacturing facility in Mobile, Alabama, the company's first production site in the United States which represents a significant commitment to the U.S.  Enders also shared his thoughts on how technology is impacting artificial intelligence, big data analytics and equipment diagnostics, and the power of smart digitalization and the many different innovations that are impacting all facets of the aeronautics industry. He also shared his thoughts on leadership and lessons for success in today's global marketplace. Enders studied economics, politics, and history at the University of Bonn and the University of California, completing his doctorate in political science at the age of 28. He has a helicopter pilot's license and is a fan of skydiving, which he talked about with great passion. The Center for Global Management and International Business Association were sponsors of the event.

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Monday, May 9, 2016 12.00pm, Executive Dining Room

Sustainability Roundtable with Argentine Government Delegation - A Cross-Campus Discussion 

In March, President Barack Obama declared a fresh era of partnership between the United States and Argentina, saying that he stood ready to support Mauricio Macri, Argentina's new president, in his efforts to improve the country's economy and credibility on the world stage. President Obama, the first U.S. President to hold high-level talks with an Argentine leader in 20 years, used his March visit to Argentina to try and jump start collaboration on defense and security issues, as well as energy and climate change. Following President Obama's visit, an Argentine Government delegation visited California this month on a trade mission. On Monday, May 9, the 30-person delegation, led by the U.S. Ambassador to Argentina, and UCLA alumnus, the Honorable Noah Mamet, visited UCLA for a campus sustainability-focused tour and roundtable discussion at UCLA Anderson. Focusing on the renewable energy sector, the mission is described as one of the first bilateral initiatives to attract U.S. investors to Argentina. As a global hub of business innovation UCLA is a campus rising rapidly to the challenges posed by climate change, devoting extensive research and resources to develop the Sustainable LA Implementation Plan, and was an ideal stop on the ambassadorial tour, which brought Martín Lousteau, Ambassador of Argentina to the United States, and a cadre of other Argentine government officials and business leaders to California. Announced in late 2015, the University of California is the sole institutional investor to join Bill Gates' Breakthrough Energy Coalition, which is committed to investing in research and development of clean energy technology to fight climate change.  Following a sustainability tour of the UCLA campus, led by UCLA Anderson alumna Nurit Katz ('08), UCLA's chief sustainability officer, the delegation joined many faculty and senior administrators from across the UCLA campus for a private luncheon. At the luncheon honoring the delegation, UCLA Anderson Dean Judy Olian welcomed the group and introduced Marcelo Suárez-Orozco, dean of the UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Sciences, who grew up in Argentina. Suárez-Orozco described Los Angeles as "an amazing experiment" and "a city of nations." He introduced Mamet, a native Angeleno, who noted that Buenos Aires is a hub for UCLA's presence in Latin America. He added that he wants Argentina to think first of Los Angeles when they think of the USA. Dean Olian moderated a roundtable discussion with a panel of experts, including Mary Nichols, chair of the California Air Resources Board; the City of Los Angeles' first chief sustainability officer, Matt Petersen; Angelina Galiteva, member of the California Independent System Operator board of governors and founder of Renewables 100 Policy Institute and New Energy Options Inc.; Mark Gold, UCLA's associate vice chancellor of sustainability; and UCLA Anderson alumnus Tom Georgis ('98), senior vice president of development at SolarReserve which,  along with Tesla, was a one of a handful of California companies the delegation visited. Panelists agreed that, despite budget or infrastructure limitations, California - sitting at the center of renewable energy technology and advances - needs to transition very quickly to a carbon neutral future.  Renewables, panelists agreed, are reliable, even if under some circumstances they are intermittent -not every part of the state gets sufficient wind or sun all year around. California Governor Brown has identified key climate strategy pillars that recognize several major areas of the California economy will need to reduce emissions to meet the 2030 greenhouse gas emissions target. The pillars include a 50 percent reduction in petroleum use in cars and trucks, 50 percent electricity generation from renewable sources and doubling the energy efficiency of existing buildings by 2030. Among the Argentine delegation were: Martín Lousteau, Ambassador of Argentina to the United States; Sebastian Kind, Under Secretary for Renewable Energy, Ministry of Energy and Mining, Government of Argentina; Silvia Torres Carbonell, Secretary of Creative Industries, Modernization Ministry, City of Buenos Aires Government; Walter Robledo, Minister of Science and Technology, Province of Cordoba; and, from the Consulate of Argentina in Los Angeles, Consul General Luis Garcia Tezanos and Deputy Consul General Ricardo Arrendondo.  The visit was hosted and presented by the UCLA International Institute, UCLA Anderson Center for Global Management, UCLA Sustainability and the UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Sciences, with the participation of UCLA Grand Challenges, UCLA Latin American Institute and Center for Southern Cone Studies, the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, and additional coordination by the Business Council of International Understanding.

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Friday, May 6, 2016 8.00am - 6.30pm, Charles E. Young Research Library Conference Center

The First Annual Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference on South Asia at UCLA

The First Annual Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference on South Asia at UCLA took place on Friday, May 6, 2016 at the Charles E. Young Research Library Conference Center attracted over 80 undergraduate and graduate students and faculty members from across UCLA as well as neighboring universities, such as LMU and UCI. The inaugural conference was aimed at fostering greater cross-disciplinary conversations amongst graduate student researchers and faculty working on South Asia across UCLA and other universities, providing an opportunity for students at various stages to exhibit their work in an accessible manner to a broad multidisciplinary audience.  The conference showcased nine presentations from Master's and Doctoral students at various stages of their programs, from departments, including: Anthropology, Philosophy, Political Science, Comparative Literature, Art History, World Arts and Cultures, and Public Policy. Topics included: "The Social Acceptance of New Energy Technology in Developing Countries: A Framing Experiment in Rural India" and "Discourses of Nature in 19th Century Islamic Thought." Mrinalini Sinha, Alice Freeman Palmer Professor of History from the University of Michigan, delivered the keynote address entitled, "Gandhi's Forgotten Campaign: The Abolition of Indenture and the Mahatma." In the afternoon, five more graduate student presentations took place, and the conference concluded with a reception for presenters and attendees where everyone was able to further interact, network and discuss the various topics that were presented throughout the day. The conference was sponsored by the UCLA Center for India and South Asia and the Center for Global Management, among others.

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Thursday, May 5, 2016 11.30am - 12.30pm, Dean's Conference Room

Brownbag Lunch Series with Brent Nelson Smith ('86), Co-Founder and Managing Partner LevelOne Capital Limited; Former Global Group Head of Corporate & Investment Banking DBS Bank Ltd.  

On Thursday, May 5, prior to its Spring board meeting, the Center for Global Management hosted a brown bag luncheon with advisory board member, Brent Smith ('86) from Singapore who was also celebrating his 30th reunion the following weekend. Since 2008, he has served as co-founder and managing partner of LevelOne Capital, a Pan-Asian investment and advisory firm, where he has specialized in startup and mezzanine opportunities in emerging markets with a focus on southeast Asia, particularly Vietnam and Singapore. He formerly served as global head of corporate and investment banking for DBS Bank, a Singaporean multinational bank and financial services company after spending almost 15 years with JPMorgan & Co., where he was a managing director in the investment banking and mergers and acquisitions groups, completing assignments in New York, Melbourne, Sydney, Singapore and San Francisco. First, second and third year students from the full-time and fully employed MBA programs, many of whom are members of the Investment Finance Association, Entrepreneur Association and pursuing the global management specialization gathered together to hear his thoughts, insights and experiences as a global investment banker, investor, entrepreneur and strategic advisor, his career path since graduating from UCLA Anderson in 1986 and his experience living, working and doing business internationally as well as the importance of global perspectives and experiences in today's environment  He shared many words of wisdom and lessons learned throughout his career, providing invaluable guidance to students from his successful global career of over 30 years across Asia, the United States and Australia serving as a senior international manager, financial services executive, private investor and strategic advisor.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016 11.30am - 12.30pm, Executive Dining Room

Brownbag Lunch Series with Jon Niermann ('95), Chief Executive Officer and Founder, FarWest Entertainment; Former President, Electronic Arts (EA) Asia; Former President, Walt Disney International Asia-Pacific

On Wednesday, May 4, the Center for Global Management hosted a brown bag luncheon with Jon Niermann ('95), a member of the Center's advisory board. Jon built his entertainment career of over 20 years with The Walt Disney Company and Electronic Arts, prior to starting his own venture, FarWest Entertainment, a multiplatform (television, music, live, animation, digital) media and entertainment company focused on bridging Asia-inspired content with the West in addition to Western formats with the East. During his career, he has had a unique experience achieving success on both the business and creative sides with MNC regional, corporate, international and entrepreneurial companies. He served in top management roles in Asia for each of these companies overseeing various business and creative aspects of the companies across the region while bridging U.S. commercial opportunities with Asia. The luncheon provided a wonderful opportunity for MBA students, across degree programs interested in the global media and entertainment landscape and in global business in general to meet with Jon in an informal and interactive setting and learn more about his career trajectory and thoughts and insights on the global media and entertainment industry, experiences working on the business and creative sides of large companies and then venturing full-time into his own media company. During the luncheon, he highlighted some of his key project as well as his "on camera" roles and discussed the role of persistence and resilience and importance of building the right team.

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Friday, April 22, 2016 11.30am - 8.00pm, Korn Convocation Hall

2016 Wilbur K. Woo Greater China Business Conference: TEN YEARS ON - INNOVATION, COMPETITION AND COLLABORATION: THE EVOLVING U.S.-CHINA RELATIONSHIP

On Friday, April 22, 2016, the annual Wilbur K. Woo Greater China Business Conference celebrated its tenth anniversary at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. The 2016 Conference, titled "Ten Years On - Innovation, Competition and Collaboration: The Evolving U.S.-China Relationship" brought together successful U.S. and Chinese leaders, experienced investors and influencers who shared their thoughts on the future of the U.S.-Sino relationship, their perspectives on how far the relationship has come and discussed the opportunities and challenges ahead. Speakers from across a variety of industries and sectors addressed an audience of over 400 attendees from UCLA and business and investment communities, and inspired conversations around innovation, competition and collaboration, and the disruptive forces that will continue to transform the global environment and shape cross-border business and investment between the world's two superpowers.

Following a career panel lunchtime discussion for UCLA students with previous conference directors, UCLA Anderson's Dean Judy Olian, Michael Woo, Los Angeles' first Chinese-American city councilman and son of conference founder Wilbur K. Woo, and Pin Tai, president and director of Cathay Bank,  one of the event's platinum sponsors, opened the conference. The keynote address was delivered by Fiona Ma, chairwoman of the California State Board of Equalization.  This was followed by China: A macro overview and a business perspective provided by William Yu, economist with the UCLA Anderson Forecast and Elizabeth Harrington, U.S. Publisher at Large, Hurun Report. The session was moderated by Yi-Chin Ho, litigation partner at Latham & Watkins LLP, also a platinum sponsor of the 2016 conference. Plenary and concurrent sessions throughout the day addressed the deepening ties between the U.S. and China in the media and entertainment industry; growth strategies and new opportunities for collaboration in the healthcare sector; the increasing global impact of Chinese technology companies and the importance of collaboration in the U.S.-China agricultural industry. Speakers also discussed the importance of cross-border M&A and evolution of China's private wealth management market as well as the surging Chinese investment in U.S real estate markets and the important role that innovation will play in shaping the path forward. The conference was followed by a networking reception in UCLA Anderson's executive dining room.

The conference featured executives from Aon China Business Group N.A., BofA Merrill Lynch, Bamboo Ventures, BYD Motors, Inc., Cathay Bank, Cathay Wealth Management,  Cognitive Leap Solutions, Inc., Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) USA Office, DSG Business, Tax, & Wealth Planning, Inc., Hurun Report, International Vitamin Corporation (IVC), Interstate Hotels & Resorts,  Innovation Center for Energy and Transportation and U.S.-China Cleantech Center, Latham & Watkins LLP,  Legendary, Phoenix Satellite Television (U.S.) Inc., LOHAS Farms LLC and Optimal Nutrition LLC , PwC, ObEN.com, Reproductive Sciences Medical Center, ResMed, Rising Realty Partners, Sanofi, SeabuckWonders, Inc., Shimao Property Holdings Limited, Tang Media Partners, Transworld Capital Group, Trumark Financial, YIHE Corporation.

Wilbur K. Woo, vice chairman emeritus of Cathay Bank and Cathay Bancorp Inc., was known for his decades of leadership in the Chinese-American community. But his many achievements never caused him to forget his humble beginnings. Born in China in 1916, the late Wilbur K. Woo received his bachelor's degree in business administration from UCLA. He endowed the Wilbur K. Woo Greater China Business Conference at UCLA Anderson with the goal of promoting understanding of the economic ties between the Greater China region and United States. He established the Conference to show his gratitude for the training he received at his alma mater many years ago. The 2016 conference was organized by the Center for Global Management at UCLA Anderson School of Management in association with UCLA Anderson's Greater China Business Association (GCBA) and UCLA's Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA). PwC, Cathay Bank and Latham and Watkins were platinum sponsors. The Chinese Enterprise Council, UCLA Asia Institute, UCLA Center for Chinese Studies and the Global Executive MBA for Asia Pacific were supporting organizations.

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Thursday, April 14, 2016, Briskin Family Plaza

2016 International Food Festival

Each year, students from the International Business Association organize UCLA Anderson's International Food Festival. On April 14, the event drew 200 students, faculty and staff who gathered together on Briskin Family Plaza to enjoy an evening of fun and authentic cuisine prepared by students from 10 different countries/regions around the world. This annual event showcases, celebrates and embraces the international culture and diversity of UCLA Anderson. The CGM supported this year's IFF which featured cuisines from China (Greater China and Sichuan Region), India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Lebanon, Spain, and Taiwan. Desserts were provided by Out@Anderson, international beer from Anderson Craft Beer Club and international liquor collection from the International Business Association. In addition to the authentic food prepared by representatives from each country, cultural diversity was further on display through the unique decoration of each host table and traditional costumes worn by the hosts and several members of the participating clubs such as JBSA, Out@Anderson, SABA, GCBA, ACBC, KBSA and AREA. Demonstrating a sumptuous variety of popular Korean cuisine including Pajeon, Tofu with Kimchi, Soju, and Beef Bulgogi, the Korean Business Student Association won the Critics' Choice Award as judged by select UCLA Anderson faculty and staff. Meanwhile, the South Asian Business Association's Biryani was a popular choice among attendees, earning it the Students' Choice Award. Out@Anderson and the International Business Association won the awards for Best Dessert and Best Drinks, respectively.

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Thursday, April 7, 2016 7.00 pm, Downtown Los Angeles Jonathan Club

International Women of Courage Celebration 

On Thursday, April 7, 2016 the 9th Annual International Women of Courage (IWOC) Celebration, presented by the American Women for International Understanding (AWIU) was held at the Jonathan Club in Los Angeles to honor the U.S. Secretary of State's 2016 International Women of Courage. The Center for Global Management supported UCLA Anderson alumnae and current students to join UCLA Anderson's Empowerment Through Education table where they were joined by Nisha Ayub, the IWOC from Malaysia, pictured here front row, center. Nisha Ayub is a leading advocate for transgender rights in Malaysia. She is a co-founder of two NGOs - the SEED Foundation, which provides support to transgender individuals and other marginalized communities, and Justice for Sisters, which provides legal aid to transgender individuals and seeks to end persecution of LGBTI people. Deloitte was the 2016 Global Leadership sponsor - it was Deloitte's 6th consecutive year as lead sponsor for the IWOC Celebration. The prior week, on Tuesday, March 29, Secretary of State, John Kerry presented the 2016 Secretary of State's International Women of Courage Award during a ceremony at the U.S. Department of State in Washington D.C. To mark the milestone, Vice President Joe Biden delivered remarks during a forum following the ceremony. 2016 commemorated the 10th Anniversary of the Secretary of State's prestigious International Women of Courage Awards. AWIU partnered with the U.S. Department of State to honor the 2016 International Women of Courage. The recipients are nominated by U.S. embassies around the world and selected for their exceptional leadership and courage in advocating women's rights and helping transform their societies despite tremendous challenges. AWIU is a non-profit, non-governmental organization founded in 1968 to promote women-to-women interaction and understanding worldwide. UCLA Anderson's Dean Judy Olian is an honorary committee member of the AWIU.

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016 7.30pm Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the World’s Moral Duty

On Tuesday, April 5, Ban Ki-moon, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, addressed the Los Angeles World Affairs Council at a dinner at the Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire. He discussed the role of the United Nations in an era of enormous challenges to world peace, human rights, and global healthcare, and talked about why he thinks the United Nations is crucial to the future of humanity in these troubled times. His talk comes at a time when wars have rendered millions of civilians homeless, when growing violence and extremism have spread fear and countervailing extremism, and when environmental degradation and health crises have emerged as threats to the long-term well-being of our planet. As a member of the LAWAC, the Center for Global Management was able to send UCLA Anderson students from the full-time, fully employed and executive MBA programs to hear the United Nations Secretary-General, who said the international community was failing in its moral duty "to make the world a better place", and called for improved global cooperation to reduce conflict and suffering. Ban said that "in this 21st century with all of the prosperity and capabilities we have, we should haven't so many people suffering." He also talked about his fears of nuclear materials being acquired by non-state actors and said "there are no right hands for the wrong weapons." He also talked about the importance of empowering women and he made a plea for California to "remain at the forefront of climate action." In closing, the Secretary-General called for action. He said that California is a powerhouse of social progress and change, but "even the most technologically advanced are not yet acting in full harmony with the environment. Even the oldest democracies still wrestle with racism and other forms of injustice." He asked everyone to spread the knowledge of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. "It is our moral duty, and political duty, to make this world better for all," said the Secretary-General. "We face great challenges, but our capacity to solve them is even greater if we work hard together and if we build partnership and solidarity.... Our main goal is to leave nobody behind." Ban Ki-moon is the eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations. Prior to his appointment as Secretary-General, he was South Korea’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade. His 37 years of service with the Ministry included postings in New Delhi, Washington D.C. and Vienna, and responsibility for a variety of portfolios, including Foreign Policy Adviser and Chief National Security Adviser to the South Korean President.

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Friday, April 1 and Saturday, April 2, 2016, Korn Convocation Hall

MBA Chile Conference

On Friday, April 1 and Saturday, April 2, UCLA Anderson School of Management was the proud host of the fifth annual MBA Chile Conference. MBA Chile is a student-led conference that promotes the gathering of Chilean MBA students in the United States, facilitates networking with peers and distinguished influential Chilean executives, politicians and entrepreneurs, including UCLA Anderson alumni, and provides a platform for discussion on important issues facing the country and region. The conference provides a forum to promote networking, foster discussion and encourage debate, increasing the value and impact that students can provide when they return to the work force in leadership positions post-graduation. The conference attracted over 150 attendees, including 85 MBA candidates from top participating 16 business schools in the United States: Babson, Berkeley Haas, Chicago Booth, Columbia, Darden, Duke Fuqua, Georgetown McDonough, Harvard, Kellogg, MIT Sloan, Stanford GSB, UCI, UCLA Anderson, UCSD Rady, USC and Wharton. Many of the students were joined by their families. Total 18 speakers. Dean Judy Olian opened the conference and highlighted the strength and importance of the relationship between UCLA Anderson and Chile. Chilean students have a long history of studying at UCLA Anderson dating back to the 1960s and currently, UCLA Anderson has 16 Chilean students, representing the third largest representation from a single country after China and India. The keynote address was delivered by Rodrigo Vergara, President of the Central Bank of Chile who discussed challenges in monetary policy in Chile, the current economic environment and projections for the future. His address was followed by a discussion on capital market challenges in Chile, led by Professor Sebastian Edwards, Henry Ford II Chair in International Management with panelists, UCLA Anderson alumnus, Guillermo Tagle (’91), president of IM Trust Credicorp Capital and Fernando Larrain, executive vice president of Larrain Vial. The Friday evening session was open to a larger UCLA Anderson audience and simultaneous translation was provided. On Saturday, UCLA Anderson alumnus Guillermo Ponce (’01), CEO of telecommunications company, VTR, participated in a discussion on understanding the Chilean consumer. This was the first time the conference was open to a larger audience, including alumni from participating MBA schools and the first time that women joined as panelists. Carlos Regonesi (’16), General Coordinator of the 2016 MBA Chile Conference noted that surveys taken had indicated that half of Chilean students studying in the United States are planning to return to Chile after graduation, with a majority wanting to form their own company. The main motivation of Chilean students to pursue an MBA in the U.S. is to augment their leadership and management skills. “MBA Chile is an event that connects young professionals who want to take the next step towards the development of our country,” said Regonesi. The 2016 conference was organized in partnership with the Center for Global Management. This was the first year that the conference had been hosted by a west coast school. Previous host universities included MIT, Chicago Booth, Harvard and Kellogg. Sponsoring organizations included Banco de Chile (Diamond), Matrix Consulting and VTR (Platinum) and Empresas Copec, AFP Habitat and Ultramar (Gold).

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Monday, March 21, 2016 7.00pm, Hotel Renaissance, Alameda Santos, Sao Paulo

State of the School, Alumni Conversation with Professor Eric Sussman and Networking Reception in Sao Paulo, Brazil

On Monday, March 21, the Center for Global Management hosted an alumni conversation and reception at the Hotel Renaissance in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Over 40 UCLA Anderson full-time, fully employed and executive MBA students as well as one alumnus from South Africa were in Sao Paulo participating in a CGM global immersion course “An Evolving Brazil – What Does the Future Hold for the Largest Economy in Latin America?” led by Professor Eric Sussman. Dean Olian, who had been traveling throughout the region with UCLA Chancellor Gene Block opened the evening with a State of the School. Professor Sussman then moderated the conversation with four of UCLA Anderson’s very distinguished alumni: Alexandre Dias (’00), Senior Partner, Victoria Capital Partners; Richard Lark (’94), Founder and Managing Partner, Endurance Capital Partners; Alceu Lima (’92), Former President, Barclays Brazil; and Ricardo Noda (’84), Founder and Managing Partner, Plastrom Technologies who discussed what UCLA Anderson has meant to them, the impact of their experience and a discussion of their career trajectory post UCLA Anderson. The conversation was followed by a networking reception at the hotel’s Havana Club. In addition to the students participating in the global immersion course, around 30 alumni, faculty, and newly admitted prospective students joined the event. The panel discussion was very well received and the networking reception was a tremendous success. It was wonderful to see so many alumni, current students and recently admitted prospective students networking together. The week highlighted the strength and influence of UCLA Anderson’s alumni network and presence of UCLA in Brazil which was further demonstrated by the terrific engagement and participation of UCLA Anderson alumni who also presented to the students during the week’s course. After Sao Paulo, the students traveled to Rio where they heard presentations from representatives at Axalta, Haliburton Brazil , Parnaiba Gas Natural and StartUp Rio.

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Thursday, March 10, 2016 12.15pm, UCLA School of Law

A Conversation with Ted Osius, Ambassador to the Republic of Vietnam and Kirk Wagar, Ambassador to the Republic of Singapore

On Thursday, March 10, UCLA welcomed U.S. Ambassador Ted Osius and U.S. Ambassador Kirk Wagar to campus where they joined the UCLA community for a discussion on multi-lateral relations between the Republic of Vietnam, the Republic of Singapore and the United States, the impact of the Trans-Pacific Partnership on trade and economics, and LGBT and human rights issues in the region. The discussion was moderated by George Dutton, a professor in the UCLA Department of Asian Languages and Cultures and Director of the Center for Southeast Asia Studies. Ambassador Osius is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor. He presented his credentials to President Sang on December 16, 2014, becoming the sixth U.S. ambassador to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. Prior to his confirmation as ambassador, Osius was Associate Professor at the National War College and Senior Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, and Political Minister-Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, India. Ambassador Wagar was sworn in as the United States Ambassador to the Republic of Singapore on September 4, 2013. Previously, he was Managing Partner of Wagar Law, P.A., a Miami-based law firm that focused on contract and insurance litigation. He served on the Sub-Saharan Africa Advisory Committee of the Export-Import Bank in 2010, and on the full Ex-Im Bank Advisory Committee for the 2011 and 2012 terms. The discussion was organized and sponsored by the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations, and co-sponsored by the UCLA Anderson Center for Global Management, UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies and the International and Comparative Law Program.

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Wednesday, March 9, 2016 4.00 - 5.00pm, Executive Dining Room

Afternoon Discussion with Tomo Hamakawa, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Kopernik, Indonesia "Achieving a Triple Bottom Line in Indonesia and Beyond: Kopernik's Mission to Reduce Poverty, Empower Women and Drive Innovation"

On Wednesday, March 9, the Center for Global Management hosted an afternoon discussion with Tomo Hamakawa, Director of Strategic Initiatives at Kopernik, a Bali-based non-profit organization. Hamakawa  oversees Kopernik's Last Mile Consulting arm that drives innovation for the poor especially in last mile communities. Last Mile Consulting works with clients in different sectors and scale, including Fortune Global 500 companies, to develop the next breakthroughs in poverty reduction and improved livelihoods. The discussion provided an opportunity for over 20 interested and engaged full-time and fully employed MBA students to meet with a young and influential international leader in the social enterprise non-profit sector in an informal and interactive setting and hear more about his thoughts, experiences and insights on the innovative solutions for social issues in developing countries.  He also addressed the six faces of Kopernik: crowdfunding platform, last mile distributor, last mile consulting, last mile innovator, international NGO and Indonesian Yayasan. Hamakawa has extensive field experience working for international and local development NGOs across Asia and Africa, including Kopernik, the Children's Investment Fund Foundation, Save the Children, UNICEF, and the Bridge Fund. In 2014, Hamakawa was recognized as one of the 51 Unsung Heroes of Compassion by His Holiness, the Dalai Lama. The event was sponsored by UCLA Anderson's Japan America Business Association, Net Impact and the Women's Business Connection. 

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Monday, March 7, 2016 7.30pm Westin Bonaventure Hotel

The 2008 Financial Crisis and Predictions for the Future with Dr. Ben S. Bernanke, Former Chairman of the Federal Reserve 

On Monday, March 7, 2016 Dr. Ben S. Bernanke, the chairman of the Federal reserve from 2006 to 2014 spoke at the Los Angeles World Affairs Council over dinner about the 2008-09 financial crisis, the measures the Fed took in response, and the state of the U.S. and the world today. Serving under two Presidents - George W. Bush and Barack Obama, Bernanke faced some of the most critical economic and financial challenges the U.S. has endured since the Great Depression of the 1930's. As a member of the LAWAC, the Center for Global Management sent 25 full-time, fully employed and executive MBA students to hear Bernanke discuss the 2008 financial crisis and share his predictions for the future. As former head of the world's most powerful central bank, Bernanke gave an insider's view on how the creativity and decisiveness of a few key leaders prevented an economic collapse of unimaginable scale. The former chairman of the Federal Reserve also talked about longer term challenges in the U.S. including infrastructure investment and closing the income inequality gap. Bernanke said he is "moderately optimistic" about the future of the U.S. economy which he described as being in "good shape" with steady growth for the last 6-7 years. He said developing economies like Brazil, Russia, Turkey and South Africa have the "most volatility and risk" and that it is "appropriate to watch very closely what's happening in the emerging markets - in China and everywhere else because it does affect us." Bernanke said "we have made a lot of progress" with the economy, and consumers and households are better off in terms of jobs and wages. He said there is less debt, the housing market is up, gas prices are down and mortgages are down too. "Everybody is really envious of our economy." Europe, Japan and China are not doing nearly as well. However he pointed out that in a globalized economy the difficulties of other nations are "a bit of a restraint, a headwind for our economy." Bernanke said there are some longer term trends we should pay attention to including increased income inequality, because despite overall economic growth, it has not been shared equally. Bernanke also stressed the importance of the global economy. "As the Fed thinks about the U.S. economy, we need to think about our trade with other countries." He said our financial markets are affected by what's happening globally. He said China's economy had been growing quickly based on heavy manufacturing and exports, but that model has "kind of run its course." Other emerging markets like Brazil, Russia, South Africa and Turkey are suffering from a slowing China because they can't export as much to the country. Emerging markets are also struggling with financial instability, the strong dollar, and oil prices are also down. "Years ago we wouldn't have cared," said Bernanke on emerging markets. But now because everything is so tied together economically "it will affect us either directly or indirectly."

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Friday, March 4, 2016 10.30am - 6.00pm, Korn Convocation Hall

2016 Latin American Business Conference LATIN AMERICA: SURGING AS THE NEXT BUSINESS FRONTIER

On Friday, March 4, over 250 influential private and public sector leaders across multiple industries and disciplines, students and academics, and a number of distinguished UCLA and UCLA Anderson alumni from across the Americas gathered in Korn Convocation Hall to explore and forecast what is to come as Latin America considers its future and returns to stronger economic growth; diversifies its industries and exports beyond commodities; stimulates innovation and technology advancement; leverages trade integration; and continues in its social transformation to become the next business frontier.  The conference opened with a macro-overview of the region by Professor Sebastian Edwards, Henry Ford II Chair in International Management and was followed by a panel discussion on the relationship between Latin America and Los Angeles, moderated by Susana Cam, Vice President of Structured Trade Finance at City National Bank. Panelists included Ambassador Alejandro Wolff (B.A. '78), former United States Ambassador to Chile, Kevin Klowden, Executive Director, California Center and Managing Economist, the Milken Institute and Jim MacLellan, Director of Trade Development at the Port of Los Angeles. Following the morning session, a networking luncheon was held in the executive dining room. Bryan Stockton, former chairman and chief executive officer of Mattel, Inc. and member of UCLA Anderson's Board of Visitors delivered the keynote address that opened the afternoon session.  The first panel of the afternoon focused on Latin America's social transformation and the changing media and entertainment landscape.  The discussion explored the increased penetration across all content distribution platforms, including online and mobile, and increased growth in ad spending which have represented significant opportunities for incumbent media companies and provided ground for the emergence of new players.  The panel was moderated by Jacopo Bracco ('99), former President of DIRECTV PanAmericana and featured Karla Berman, Lead, Ad Sales and former head of Branding Solution for Spanish LATAM, Google Inc. Mexico, Alberto Pecegueiro, CEO of Globosat, Brasil and María Sánchez, Senior Vice President, NBCUniversal International Distribution Latin America. The next panel, moderated by Carlos Valderrama, Senior Vice President of Global Initiatives at the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce focused on the region's need to diversity beyond commodities and the important role of technology and innovation to Latin America's future. Panelists included Adam Green ('10) Director of Development at SolarReserve, Mark Neeleman, co-founder of Azul Airlines and CEO of Bamazon Technologies, Brazil and Carlos Sierra ('07), Founder of Twnel and Inalambria Internacional, Colombia.  With a slowdown in trade and declining investment in Latin America's economies, financial markets have responded with a depreciation of the region's main currencies. Latin America's growth, formerly characterized by demand for its natural resources, is now also driven by the rise of other, non-commoditized industries such as infrastructure, agribusiness and retail and consumer products. Latin America also has large modern companies, some of which have evolved into successful multinationals that are expanding into other markets to become global players. The last panel of the day explored the opening up of Latin America and the importance of intra-regional trade and global cooperation to Latin America's future. Featured speakers included Joseph Barragan ('79), Managing Director of Strategic Financing Advisors LLC and former Managing Director of J.P. Morgan Chase, Claudio Chamorro ('02), Chief Financial Officer of Parque Arauco S.A. Chile and Ambassador Alejandro Wolff. The panel was moderated by Kati Suominen, Assistant Adjunct Professor of Global Economics at UCLA Anderson.  The conference concluded with a networking reception. The event was organized by UCLA Anderson's Center for Global Management in partnership with the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, UCLA Anderson's Latin American Business Association and UCLA's Latino Business Student Association. Conference sponsors included City National Bank, the Port Los Angeles, UPS, UCLA's Latin American Institute and the Center for Management of Enterprise in Media, Entertainment and ports (MEMES).

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016 6.00pm, Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Frank Gehry's Life and Work

World-renowned architect Frank Gehry addressed the Los Angeles World Affairs Council at a special event at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). The evening included a reception, talk, and access to a major retrospective of Gehry's work currently on display at the museum. Gehry has revolutionized architecture's aesthetics and its social and cultural role, and has re-envisioned how buildings relate to cities. His pioneering work in digital technologies set in motion practices adopted by the construction industry today. As a member of the LAWAC, the Center for Global Management was able to send UCLA Anderson MBA students to hear the Canadian-born, Los Angeles-based architect talk about his career, urbanism, new methods of design and technology, and innovative approaches to materials. Gehry's ability to push the boundaries of architecture garnered him the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 1989. Following the talk, guests were given special access to Gehry's exhibition at LACMA featuring 65 models and over 200 drawings, many of which have never been seen publicly. The major retrospective was organized by the Centre Pompidou, Musee National d'Art Moderne, Paris, in association with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

 

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Monday, February 29, 2016 6.30 - 9.30pm, UCLA Faculty Center

Global Business & Policy Forum "The Road From Paris: Can the Paris Agreement Stave Off Catastrophic Temperature Increases"

More than 190 countries agreed last December to take steps to reduce greenhouse gases, finance adaptation to climate change in developing countries and limit temperature increases to below 2 degrees C.  While many observers hail the agreement as the first serious commitment to limiting the harm from climate change, others decry it as insufficient to prevent catastrophic damage.  On Monday, February 29, the UCLA Anderson's Center for Global Management and the UCLA School of Law's Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy hosted Ann E. Carlson, Shirley Shapiro Professor of Law and Faculty Co-Director of UCLA's Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment for the winter quarter forum, the second forum of the academic year. Over 70 students and faculty from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and UCLA School of Law gathered for a fascinating discussion over dinner where Professor Carlson -- who attended the Paris talks with a delegation of seven UCLA law students -- explained the Paris Agreement and offered her views on its overall effectiveness. Following the presentation, Joel Feuer, Executive Director and Professor from Practice from the Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy moderated a discussion with Professor Carlson.  Students then discussed questions over dinner and shared their views on the Paris Agreement as well as their thoughts on how global companies will react to the quilt of rules and regulations; whether financial markets may eventually put pressure on companies to curb greenhouse gases or risk financial ruin; and whether governments should take a lead role in research and development, or whether it should be left to the private sector.  Carlson is one of the country's leading scholars of climate change law and policy. She recently served on a National Academy of Sciences panel, America's Climate Choices:  Limiting the Magnitude of Future Climate Change, and she is currently serving on an American Academy of Arts and Sciences panel studying the future of America's energy systems. The Global Business and Policy Forum is a collaborative partnership between UCLA Anderson's Center for Global Management and the UCLA School of Law's Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016 5.00 - 7.00pm, Executive Dining Room

Global Networking Reception for Students & Faculty - Strengthening Intellectual and Social Connections between Faculty and Students

A key objective of the Center for Global Management is to help strengthen the intellectual and social connections between faculty and students interested in global management. On February 10, 2016, prior to the opening of spring quarter course bidding, around 200 students, faculty and CGM partners gathered in the executive dining room for the center's annual global networking reception. The reception provided an opportunity for students to learn about the Specialization/Certificate in Global Management, global management courses, the CGM's global immersion courses and exchange offerings and the many different global engagement opportunities available at UCLA Anderson, as well as meet and interact with the faculty who teach the global courses and faculty and PhD students who have global research and teaching interests. Professor Sebastian Edwards, the CGM's faculty director provided welcome remarks and an overview of the CGM's programming and introduced all the faculty members to the students. The reception provided an opportunity for students currently enrolled in global courses and engaged with the center's programs to network and share their experiences with others.

 

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016 12.00pm, UCLA Bunche Hall 10383

"Democratic Transitions: Conversations with World Leaders" - A book talk with Abraham F. Lowenthal, Professor Emeritus of International Relations, USC

On Wednesday, February 10, UCLA undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff and the Los Angeles community gathered to hear Abraham Lowenthal discuss his new book, "Democratic Transitions: Conversations with World Leaders." National leaders who played key roles in transitions to democratic governance reveal how these were accomplished in Brazil, Chile, Ghana, Indonesia, Mexico, the Philippines, Poland, South Africa, and Spain. Commissioned by the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA), these interviews shed fascinating light on how repressive regimes were ended and democracy took hold. In probing conversations, Lowenthal focuses on each leader's principal challenges and goals as well as their strategies to end authoritarian rule and construct democratic governance. Context-setting introductions by country experts highlight each nation's unique experience as well as recurrent challenges all transitions faced.  Lowenthal is the founding director of the Latin American Program at Woodrow Wilson Center and of the Inter-American Dialogue, the premier policy forum and think-tank on Western hemisphere affairs. The talk was organized by the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations and sponsored by the Center for European and Russian Studies, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Latin American Institute, Asia Institute, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and the Center for Global Management.

  

 

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Saturday, February 6, 2016 8.30am - 6.00pm, Covel Commons

The Los Angeles Global Health Conference "Transdisciplinary Perspectives in Global Health"

On Saturday, February 6, for the inaugural Los Angeles Global Health Conference, over 400 people from academia, NGOs, business and the public sector gathered in Covel Commons to discuss pressing health issues, both locally and globally. The theme, Transdisciplinary Perspectives in Global Health, brought together individuals from various disciplines in global health who work in creating conceptual, methodological, and translational innovations that move beyond discipline-specific approaches. The opening keynote address "A Vaccine for Africa: The Power of Partnership to Solve Global Health Problems" was given by Christopher Elias, MD, MPH, President of the Global Development Program for The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  The day included numerous breakout sessions around health in academia and health in practice. In the afternoon, current UCLA students presented global health case studies. The closing keynote address was given by Rishi Manchanda, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer, The Wonderful Company and President, of HealthBegins. Rishi's presentation focused on "Moving Health Care Upstream: Tackling Social Determinants of Health to Transform Care and Communities." The conference concluded with a networking reception. The first annual conference, hosted by the UCLA Center for World Health was a collaboration between UCLA, USC and the Charles Drew University. The Center for Global Management was a sponsor of the event.

 

 

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016 7.30-9.30pm, Loews Santa Monica Hotel

Janet Napolitano, President University of California; Former Secretary of Homeland Security (2009-13) on "Teaching for California, Researching for the World"

On Wednesday, February 4, 2016, the Los Angeles World Affairs Council in partnership with the Center for Global Management hosted UC President Janet Napolitano for a discussion over dinner on "Teaching for California, Researching for the World: Why California Matters - How the University of California is leading the way in solving big challenges and expanding access to education." President Napolitano discussed the pivotal role UC plays in nurturing the next generation of global leaders. For almost 150 years, UC has served as a powerful engine of economic and social vitality for California. President Napolitano reflected on what it takes to sustain-and grow-the state's treasured public research university system amid ongoing funding challenges. She discussed the programs and policies UC is implementing to expand access to a quality education for Californians, address global problems, and ensure that groundbreaking UC research and inventions are reaching the marketplace and making a positive impact on our lives. She also reflected on the lessons learned throughout her career as a distinguished public servant with a record of leading large, complex organizations. As President of the University of California system, Janet Napolitano oversees one of the world's most renowned educational and research institutions. UC is a hub of innovation and entrepreneurship, its research is combating and solving big challenges, and its education mission is equally transformative. In her role as UC President, Napolitano has launched initiatives to stabilize in-state tuition and achieve financial stability for the University; improve the community college transfer process; achieve carbon neutrality across the UC system by 2025; accelerate the translation of UC research into products and services; focus UC resources on local and global food issues; and strengthen the University's engagement with its Mexican peer institutions of higher education. Dean Judy Olian provided welcome and introductory remarks and Terry McCarthy, President and CEO of the LAWAC moderated the discussion. Around 200 members of the LAWAC, students of UCLA Anderson and guests gathered in the ballroom of the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel. This was the second event of the academic year in the CGM's Robertson Lecture Series on Global Business Leadership.

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Friday, January 29, 2016 9.30am - 4.30pm, Covel Commons

U.S. - Australian Dialogue on Asia-Pacific "Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific"

On Friday, January 29, around 100 business professionals, high-level government representatives, think tanks, lobby groups, university administrators, academics and students gathered together for a high-level foreign policy dialogue to discuss areas of future cooperation, such as defense and security; trade and investment; natural resources and the environment; education; and innovation. Following welcome remarks by Cindy Fan, Vice-Provost of UCLA's International Institute and Chelsey Martin, Consul-General, Australian Consulate-General, Los Angeles, the conference featured an interview with the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Honorable Julie Bishop MP, moderated by Kal Raustiala, Director of the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations. Expert panel discussions focused on the 2016 U.S. election and implications for the Asia Pacific region; managing the tensions in the South China Sea; terrorism; and the U.S.-Australian Alliance and the strategic implications of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The event was organized with UCLA as part of the G'Day USA program. Conference sponsors included the UCLA Burkle Center, UCLA International Institute, UCLA Law International and Comparative Law Program and UCLA Anderson Center for Global Management.

 

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Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015 6.30pm, Hotel Atton el Bosque, Las Condes, Santiago

Alumni Conversation with Professor Sebastian Edwards and Reception in Santiago, Chile

On Thursday December 17, the Center for Global Management hosted an alumni conversation and reception at the Hotel Atton el Bosque in Santiago, Chile. 33 UCLA Anderson full-time and fully employed MBA students were in Santiago participating in a CGM global immersion course on "The Economic Environment and Business Opportunities in Chile," led by Distinguished Professor Sebastian Edwards, Henry Ford II Chair in International Management. Professor Edwards moderated the conversation with four of UCLA Anderson's very distinguished alumni: Claudio Chamorro ('02), CFO, Parque Arauco; Alejandro Gonzalez ('01), CFO, Falabella; Francisco Levine ('04), CEO, Atton Hotels; and Jose Jeria ('03); Head of IBD, Chile, Itau BBA who discussed their experience at UCLA and what UCLA has meant to them. They also shared their vast experience and unique perspective on the changes that they are currently witnessing politically, economically and socially in the country and greater Latin America region. The conversation was followed by a networking reception on the Atton Hotel terrace. In addition to the students participating in the global immersion course, around 40 alumni, faculty, current UCLA Anderson MBA students who were home for the holidays and newly admitted prospective students joined the event. The panel discussion was very well received and the networking reception was a tremendous success. It was wonderful to see so many alumni, current students and recently admitted prospective students networking together. The week highlighted the strength and influence of UCLA Anderson's alumni network and presence of UCLA in Chile which was demonstrated by the terrific engagement and participation of both UCLA Anderson and UCLA alumni who made up a large majority of the speakers for the week's course. It was a unique experience for our students who thoroughly enjoyed their time in Chile and witnessed the dedication, commitment, pride and warmth of our alumni community. It was a terrific and memorable visit for everyone.

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Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 11.30am - 12.30pm, Executive Dining Room

Brownbag Lunch Series with Michael Riady (’11), Chief Advisor to Group Chairman, Overseas Union Enterprise (OUE), a unit of the Lippo Group of Companies

On Thursday November 12, the Center for Global Management hosted a brown-bag luncheon with Michael Riady, chief advisor to the group chairman of Overseas Union Enterprise (OUE), a unit of the Lippo Group of Companies, a multi-billion plus Pan Asian diversified conglomerate. Riady serves as an advisory board member for the Center for Global Management and is a founding member of the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate. Riady joined the Lippo Group in 2004 and currently serves in various positions within the organization, primarily focused on real estate in the United States and Indonesia. He has extensive experience in real estate design and development, operations and corporate finance and is a Director of Lippo Malls, Indonesia’s largest owner with 40 malls. In 2010, he spearheaded the Group’s return to the United States and led the team to the sole acquisition of California’s tallest iconic U.S. Bank Tower in Downtown Los Angeles. First, second and third year students from UCLA Anderson’s full-time, fully employed and executive MBA programs, including members of the Anderson Real Estate Association and International Business Association and students pursuing the Global Management Specialization gathered over lunch in the executive dining room for an interactive and highly engaging conversation. The event provided an invaluable opportunity for students to hear Riady’s career trajectory, personal stories working in the family business and learn about the exciting, creative and variety of deals and projects that he has been engaged with over the last ten years. Riady also shared his thoughts on and lessons learned in the real estate industry, the importance of timing, having a platform and being creative in emerging markets as well as having an investment philosophy.

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Monday, Nov. 9, 2015 11.30am - 12.30pm, Korn Hall

Robertson Lecture Series on Global Business Leadership with George Roberts, Co-Founder of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR) “Lessons from Four Decades of Investing and Providing Market-Oriented Solutions to Social Issues”

George Roberts was one of the founding partners of KKR in 1976. Today, KKR is a leading global investment firm that manages investments across multiple asset classes including private equity, energy, infrastructure, real estate, credit and hedge funds. In 1997, using the principles he developed while leading KKR, Roberts co-founded and structured REDF (the Roberts Enterprise Development Fund), a California-based nonprofit that was formed with a mandate to launch and grow social enterprises. On Monday, November 9th, 2015 George Roberts joined Dean Judy Olian for a moderated discussion where he shared his lessons from four decades of investment and discussed his thoughts on venture philanthropy, and how he uses the principles he developed while leading KKR to provide market-oriented solutions to social issues, known as the REDF model that works at the intersection of where market forces meet social impact to end chronic joblessness in America. Knowing the power jobs can have in transforming lives and communities, Roberts put his own money to work to end persistent joblessness and launched what would become known as venture philanthropy, with the mindset of an investor, and an expected return measured in people with jobs and lives changed. When Roberts launched REDF, his goal was visionary: invest in social enterprises that create jobs and reinvest their earnings in skill development, training, and services for their employees. The strategy to reach this goal was shaped with a unique combination of social mission and private sector experience. By 2004, REDF’s methods and reputation had grown, enabling it to convert from a family foundation to the independent nonprofit it is today. Over 300 UCLA students, alumni, faculty and staff, as well as members from the community gathered in Korn Convocation Hall for the discussion which was the inaugural event of the academic year in the CGM’s Robertson Lecture Series on Global Business Leadership. The event was organized by the CGM and supported by the Los Angeles World Affairs Council and UCLA Anderson’s Investment Finance Association and Net Impact.

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Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015 8.00am - 9.00am, B117

Applied Management Research Program & Center for Global Management Workshop "Navigating Cultural Differences" with Dr. Heidi van Rooyen, Research Director, Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa

On Wednesday, October 28, the Center for Global Management and Applied Management Research program hosted a workshop over breakfast with Dr. Heidi van Rooyen. Dr. Heidi van Rooyen, is a trained clinical psychologist and social scientist with a doctorate in psychology. She has worked for more than 22 years in HIV and AIDS service provision, policy development and research. Her research involvement and interests have been within the context of HIV prevention and treatment. Over 20 full-time and fully employed MBA students, many of whom are working with international non-profit clients as part of their Applied Management Research project joined the workshop to hear from van Rooyen who joined by Skype. She shared with students lessons learned in navigating successful projects with international, regional and national collaborators, partners and teams in the pursuit of conducting research that makes a difference and working in partnership and collaboration with others in pursuit of a shared goal. She addressed tactics for navigating cultural sensitivities and strategies for approaching global field study projects and bestowed many words of wisdom including the importance of engaging in participative decision-making, establishing rapport and building relationships, recognizing subconscious and conscious biases and the importance of being mindful in communication, developing an empathic position and being open to seeing things from other peoples’ perspectives.

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Monday, Oct. 19, 2015 11.30am - 12.30pm, Korn Hall

Global Management Speaker Series "Hosting, Operating and Managing the Biggest Sporting Event on the Planet"

As the countdown is on and the world prepares to descend on Rio de Janeiro in August 2016 for the first Olympic Games in South America, the city prepares to welcome millions of people from around the world including 10,500 athletes from 206 countries. How have the Games changed since they were hosted in Los Angeles in 1984? What are the biggest challenges for a host country and city? What are the economic and social benefits and costs associated with hosting the Games? How is such a complex operation managed? What skills and leadership style are needed to lead and energize a high achieving team to soaring achievements? On Monday, October 19, 2015 Leo Gryner, Deputy CEO of the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games and Peter V. Ueberroth, President of the Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games Organizing Committee joined Dean Judy Olian for a moderated discussion where they shared their thoughts, perspectives and insights on these questions and more, including the people management, financial management, and marketing and brand management side of organizing the biggest sporting event on the planet. Prior to his position as Deputy CEO of the Rio 2016 Olympic Organizing Committee, Leo Gryner served as the marketing and communications director of both the Rio 2016 Bid Committee and the Brazilian Olympic Committee, which he joined in 2002. During his tenure at the BOC and as a prelude to winning the bid for the 2016 Olympic Games, Rio de Janeiro successfully bid for and organized the Pan-American Games in 2007. From 1980 to 1984, Ueberroth was president of the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee, the organization responsible for staging the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games. He was commissioner of Major League Baseball between 1984 and 1989. From 2004-2008, Ueberroth served as Chairman of the USOC (United States Olympic Committee). Under his leadership, he reorganized the USOC. During this time period, there were three Olympic Games - Torino, Athens and Beijing, his final Olympic Games in 2008. Over 300 students, faculty and staff from across the UCLA campus, as well as members from the local Los Angeles community gathered in Korn Convocation Hall over the lunch hour to hear from these two remarkable global leaders. The discussion was the inaugural CGM Global Management Speaker Series event of the academic year and was supported by the UCLA Anderson Sports Business Association, MEMES, UCLA Latin American Institute and Brazil Business Link.

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Thursday Oct. 15, 2015 6.30pm - 9.30pm, UCLA Faculty Center

Global Business & Policy Forum "Greece's Debt Crisis and the Future of Europe"

How did Greece get to this point? What would the implications of a Greek exit from the euro currency union and the European Union be? How does the crisis affect the global financial system? Should the eurozone create a more federal-style system of transferring money as needed among members- the way the United States does among its various states? Will Greece follow other crisis countries in the Eurozone, like Portugal, Ireland and Spain that have taken steps to overhaul their economies after successfully completing their own bail-out programs? What does the recent surge in migrants from the Middle East and Africa mean for Europe? On Thursday, October 15, the UCLA Anderson's Center for Global Management  and UCLA School of Law's Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy hosted Professor Ed Leamer, Chauncey J. Medberry Chair in Management at UCLA Anderson for the first forum of the academic year. The discussion with over 60 engaged students and faculty from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and the UCLA School of Law addressed these questions and more to provide a greater understanding of Greece's debt crisis and the future of Europe. The discussion was moderated by Sebastian Edwards, Henry II Chair in International Management and Faculty Director of the CGM. The presentation was then followed by dinner with interactive table conversations around student loan debt and creative solutions for trying to solve America’s next big crisis. Professor Leamer recently led 40 MBA students to Greece where he taught a Global Immersion course focused on “Investment Opportunities in an Indebted Country.” Leamer’s work has been impactful beyond the classroom and his academic research. As director of the UCLA Anderson Forecast, business practitioners in every field value his opinions. The Global Business and Policy Forum is a collaborative partnership between UCLA Anderson’s Center for Global management and the UCLA School of Law's Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015 11.30am-12.30pm, B117

Brownbag Lunch Series with Kristina Hermanson (MBA ’07), Director of Business Development & Strategy for Southeast Asia, Archer Daniels Midland

On Wednesday, October 14, the CGM held its inaugural brown-bag lunch series for the 2015 fall quarter with Kristina Hermanson (’07), Director of Business Development and Strategy for Southeast Asia for Archer Daniels Midland, a global food-processing and commodities trading corporation, headquartered in Chicago. In this role, she has worked with diverse cultures building an organizational capability for strategic assessment and developing implementation plans for in-country commodity product distribution in New Zealand, Vietnam, Indonesia, China and Myanmar. Hermanson is based in Australia. Being adaptive, creative, and using technology to connect all over the world is certainly part of international business. First, second and third year students from the full-time, fully employed and executive MBA programs, including members of the International Business Association and Women’s Business Connection as well as students pursuing the Global Management Specialization attended the lunchtime video discussion where Hermanson shared her insights on crafting an international career and discussed the aspects that accompany this lifestyle, both professionally and personally. She also shared her experiences on the path less chosen – turning down a consulting offer for a position in an industry often perceived as less than glamorous – and reflected on the results of that decision eight years later and provided valuable lessons on how to adapt to local cultures.

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Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015 7.00pm, Beverly Wilshire Los Angeles

2015 John Wooden Global Leadership Award Dinner Honoring Ursula Burns, Chairman and CEO of Xerox Corporation

On Tuesday, October 6, 2015 Ursula Burns, chairman and CEO of Xerox Corporation was awarded the 2015 John Wooden Global Leadership Award. The award, named for legendary UCLA basketball coach, author and leadership expert John Wooden (1910–2010), is given each year to an exceptional individual in corporate America whose leadership style and service to the community reflect the same high benchmarks of performance, integrity and ethical virtues set by Wooden. According to UCLA Anderson Dean Judy Olian, Burns was selected for the 2015 award based on her extraordinary 35-year track record at Xerox, where she rose from intern to CEO and chairman. As the first black woman CEO of a Fortune 500 company, Burns has fueled Xerox’s leadership in diversified business process services through bold strategies, including the largest acquisition in Xerox history, the $6.4 billion purchase of Affiliated Computer Services. Throughout her tenure, Burns has taken an active role in continuing Xerox’s heritage of innovation while evolving its culture of tolerance and equity. The ceremony was held at the Beverly Wilshire in Los Angeles, where Burns was honored by a packed room that included members of Coach John Wooden’s family, UCLA Anderson’s board of visitors, alumni, students, faculty and guests. The awards event featured a moderated conversation with Burns by Maggie Wilderotter executive chairman of the board of Frontier Communications. As the most winning coach in men’s college basketball, John Wooden’s legacy of leadership transcends athletics and spans generations. As a coach, prolific author and inspiring speaker, he dedicated his life to motivating individuals to achieve their highest potential. Wooden instilled in others a sense of pride, a commitment to ethics and a respect for teamwork. UCLA Anderson extends these fundamental principles and Wooden’s famous “Pyramid of Success” into the classroom. Burns is the eighth recipient of the John Wooden Global Leadership Award, first presented to Coach Wooden himself in 2007. “Underlying Coach Wooden’s definition of success was a sense of pride, a commitment to ethics and a respect for teamwork,” said Dean Judy Olian. “During the last 35 years, Ursula Burns has demonstrated her embodiment of these qualities in multiple capacities. She guided Xerox’s transformation from a global leader in document technology to the world’s most diversified business services company, serving enterprises and governments of all sizes. This kind of transformative leadership exemplifies the standards Coach Wooden is remembered for upholding.” Net proceeds from the event fund $25,000 John Wooden Global Leadership Fellowships for UCLA Anderson students who embody Coach Wooden’s leadership ideals and commitment to improving the lives of others. They are chosen by a selection review committee. During the event, Dean Olian recognized the four 2015 fellowship recipients: Tiffany Cantrell (FEMBA ’16, BA ‘06), Christian Dunbar (EMBA ’16), Virginia Tancioco (MBA/MD ’16) and Robert Douk (GEMBA Asia Pacific ’16). Meet the fellowship recipients. For more information on the John Wooden Global Leadership Program.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015 11.30am, A301

Global Management Lecture Series “Africa: The Next Investment Frontier?”

In February 2015, Bloomberg Business released its list of the fastest-growing economies, projected for this year. Two of the top six markets were in Africa (Robinson, Joshua. (2015). The 20 Fastest-Growing Economies This Year. Bloomberg Business.). With the relatively high rates in GDP increase year over year, market analysts have deemed Africa’s growth “real” and “sustainable,” citing that a critical mass of economies has been established to drive structural transformation. Yet, statistics on foreign direct investment inflows to African countries suggest that the continent remains a less attractive destination for investors, compared to other global economies. Intra-African investment has been another story and has been growing at a 32.5% compound rate since 2007. FDI projects into sub-Saharan Africa have grown at a compound rate of 22% since 2007. Among the star performers attracting a growing number of projects are Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa (Ernst & Young. (2013). Africa Attractiveness Survey 2013.). On Tuesday, May 19, Leila Afas, Director of Export Promotion for the United States Trade and Development Agency joined Pule Taukobong, Founder and Chairman of the venture capital firm, Africa Angels Network in an extremely informative lunchtime discussion and addressed an engaged classroom, filled to capacity of students from UCLA Anderson and broader UCLA community. The discussion focused on the business opportunities and investment potential of Africa and looked at the investment climate in various African regions, the role of government and strategies for enticing investors, as well as identified some keys to success for emerging and mature enterprises. The panel was moderated by Hannah Appel, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at UCLA whose research and teaching interests include the private sector in Africa. The turnout, engagement and curiosity from the audience clearly demonstrates the interest among the UCLA Anderson community and broader UCLA campus in learning more about Africa and the investment opportunities in the region. The discussion was part of the Global Management Lecture Series and was sponsored by the Entrepreneur Association and the African American Students in Management.

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Thursday, May 14, 2015 11.30am – 12.30pm, B-312

Brownbag Lunch Series with Mike Berchtold (MBA ’87), Private Investor, Berchtold Capital Partners; Former President, Morgan Stanley Asia-Pacific

On Thursday, May 14, prior to its’ Spring board meeting, the Center for Global Management hosted a brown-bag luncheon with its’ founding advisory board member, Mike Berchtold (MBA ’87). After graduating from UCLA with a B.A. in history in 1985, Berchtold went straight on to receive his MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management in 1987. From 1987 to 2007, he worked for Morgan Stanley in a variety of investment banking roles in New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Singapore and Hong Kong. He was based in Asia from 1990 to 2006. From 1999 to 2006, Berchtold was Morgan Stanley’s head of investment banking for Asia-Pacific and then from 2002 to 2006, served as the company’s president of Asia-Pacific. First, second and third year students from UCLA Anderson’s full-time and fully employed MBA programs, many of whom are members of the Investment Finance Association and pursuing the Global Management Specialization gathered together over lunch for an interactive and highly engaging discussion. The event provided an invaluable opportunity for students to hear Berchtold’s career trajectory since graduating from UCLA Anderson and the many decisions he was faced with during his early career. Berchtold also shared his thoughts, insights and experience on the global investment banking industry; as well as his experience living, working and doing business internationally, and the importance of global perspectives and experience in today’s environment. Berchtold also shared many words of wisdom and lessons learned throughout his career, which provided invaluable guidance to the students including the importance of embracing opportunities and building trusted relationships with clients, colleagues and peers, and the importance of first impressions and having emotional intelligence.

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Wednesday, April 29 and Thursday, April 30, 2015, UCLA School of Law

Josef Joffe

The Center for Global Management sponsored two events with UCLA Regents’ Lecturer, Josef Joffe. Joffe is Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies; Visiting Professor of Political Science; and Marc and Anita Abramowitz Fellow, Hoover Institution. On April 29, Joffe spoke on “One Hundred Years of Consequences: The Cultural, Political and Strategic Shadow of World War I.” The following day, he participated in a panel discussion on “Germany’s Role in the European Union.” He was joined in the discussion by Ivan Berend, Distinguished Professor of History, UCLA and Sebastian Edwards, Henry Ford II Professor of International Management, UCLA Anderson. The panel was moderated by Ronald Rogowski, Professor of Political Science, UCLA. The talks attracted a wide audience from across the UCLA campus and the Los Angeles community. The UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations, Center for European and Eurasian Studies and Department of Political Science were also sponsors of the talks.

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Friday, April 10, 2015 11.30am – 8.00pm, Korn Convocation Hall

2015 Wilbur K. Woo Greater China Business Conference: U.S.-CHINA: ECONOMIC TIES, GROWTH STRATEGIES AND INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES

On Friday, April 10, the ninth annual Wilbur K. Woo Greater China Business Conference, “U.S.-China: Economic Ties, Growth Strategies and Investment Opportunities” was held at UCLA Anderson School of Management and attracted over 480 attendees from the UCLA and business communities. Today’s leading thinkers and successful and U.S. and Chinese business leaders, cross-border investors and academics examined and debated the trends, strategies and opportunities, as well as the challenges, issues and dynamics presented by transforming cross-border business and investment between the world’s two superpowers. UCLA Anderson’s Dean Judy Olian and Michael Woo, Los Angeles’ first Chinese-American city councilman and son of conference founder, Wilbur K. Woo delivered the opening remarks. They were joined by Dunson K. Cheng, chairman, president and CEO of Cathay General Bancorp and chairman and CEO of Cathay Bank, one of the conference’s platinum sponsors. This was followed by a macro overview of China with William Yu, economist with the UCLA Anderson Forecast and a business perspective provided by Alan Chu, Partner and China Business Network Leader for PwC, also a platinum sponsor of the conference. Plenary and concurrent sessions throughout the day addressed innovation between the U.S. and China, and growth in emerging cross-border sectors such as media and entertainment, healthcare, and food and agriculture. Discussions also focused on the trends and effective investment financing strategies of Chinese companies entering the U.S.; China’s surging investment and development in the U.S. real estate market; and developing effective and successful finance and tax strategies to enter and grow in China and changes in the regulatory and legal landscapes. The conference featured executives from PwC; Cathay Bank; Suning.com USA; BYD Motors Inc.; China Mobile International (USA) Inc.; China Mobile International Ltd.; Broad USA; Twentieth Century Fox Filmed Entertainment; Village Roadshow Pictures Asia; FarWest Entertainment; Orb Media Group; Loeb & Loeb LLP; China Fisheries North America; Landwill LLC; Fulton Capital Advisors; StepStone Global; A&J Capital Investment Inc.; Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.; Cox, Castle & Nicholson; Primex Clinical Laboratories Inc.; Youcare Pharmaceutical Group Co. Ltd.; Emerging Transformational Ventures and Asia Strategic Growth Enterprises; Palisades Capital Partners; Pillsbury; Dentons; U.S.-China Real Estate Investment Center; LT Global Investment Inc.; Beijing Construction and Engineering Group, U.S. Operations; and Kidder Mathews.

Born in China in 1916, the late Wilbur K. Woo received his bachelor's degree in business administration from UCLA. He endowed the Wilbur K. Woo Greater China Business Conference at UCLA Anderson with the goal of promoting understanding of the economic ties between the Greater China region and United States. He established the Conference to show his gratitude for the training he received at his alma mater many years ago. The 2015 conference was organized by the Center for Global Management at UCLA Anderson School of Management in association with UCLA Anderson’s Greater China Business Association (GCBA) and UCLA’s Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA). PwC and Cathay Bank were platinum sponsors of the event.

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Friday, March 6, 2015, 1:30pm Korn Convocation Hall

2015 Latin American Business Conference - LATIN AMERICA: LEADERSHIP, SOCIETY AND GLOBALIZATION

On Friday, March 6, over 200 influential political and business leaders, students and academics, including a number of distinguished UCLA Anderson alumni from the region gathered in Korn Convocation Hall to discuss and learn about Latin America’s economic and social prospects as well as market growth and opportunities at the 2015 Latin American Business Conference. This year’s theme, “Latin America: Leadership, Society and Globalization,” explored the development of Latin America through three lenses: leadership in business and government spheres, the societal demands of a burgeoning middle class, and the globalization of Latin American companies. The Honorable Liliana Ayalde, Ambassador of the United States to Brazil gave the keynote address which was followed by an overview of the region by Sebastian Edwards, Henry Ford II Chair in International Management. The conference addressed the role of women in the first panel discussion, Leadership: The Role of Women – since 1970 eight of 29 women elected as heads of state around the world have come from the region, yet when it comes to women in business, Latin American women are underrepresented. Ambassador Cecilia Nahon, Ambassador of the Argentine Republic to the United States participated in the discussion and was joined by Ambassador Jeffrey Davidow, Senior Counselor of The Cohen Group and Former United States Ambassador to Mexico and Venezuela, and Fernanda Vicente, President and Co-Founder of Mujeres del Pacifico from Chile. The panel was moderated by Dean Judy Olian. The second panel discussion, Globalization: Growth Beyond Commodities addressed how the region’s growth, previously characterized by demand for its natural resources is now also driven by the rise of non-commoditized industries. This panel, moderated by Jeff Healy, Senior Vice President, City National Bank featured very distinguished and accomplished UCLA Anderson alumni, including Alejandro Gonzalez (‘01), Chief Financial Officer, Falabella SACI from Chile, Richard Lark (‘94), Founder and Managing Partner, Endurance Capital Partners and Board Director GOL Airlines from Brazil, and Fernando Suarez Gerard (‘02), Chief Financial Officer, Volaris from Mexico. The final panel, Society: Why the Middle Class Matters examined how the growing middle class can become a catalyst for inclusive growth. This panel was moderated by Tracey Lewis Rendinelli, West Region International Director, UPS and featured Martin K. Breidsprecher (‘98), Chief Operating Officer, Azteca America, Inc., Jaana Remes, principal, McKinsey Global Institute and Hernan Uribe (‘92), Board Director and Former Chief Financial Officer, Ripley Corp. from Chile. The event was organized by UCLA Anderson’s Center for Global Management and the Latin American Business Association, in partnership with the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce. Conference sponsors included City National Bank, the Port of Los Angeles, Mercury, UPS and UCLA’s Latin American Institute.

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Friday, March 6, 2015, 11:00am

Brown Bag Lunch with Distinguished UCLA Anderson Alumni from Chile and Brazil

On Friday, March 6, prior to the 2015 Latin American Business Conference: Latin America: Leadership, Society and Globalization, the Center for Global Management hosted a luncheon for students from the Latin American Business Association (LABA) with three very distinguished and accomplished UCLA Anderson alumni who flew in to participate in the afternoon panel discussions, including Alejandro Gonzalez (‘01), Chief Financial Officer, Falabella SACI and Hernan Uribe (‘92), Board Director and Former Chief Financial Officer, Ripley Corp. from Chile, and Richard Lark (‘94), Founder and Managing Partner, Endurance Capital Partners and Board Director GOL Airlines from Brazil. Over lunch Gonzalez, Uribe and Lark enjoyed interacting with students, providing words of wisdom and sharing personal stories about their own career trajectories since graduating from UCLA, as well as advice for working in the region.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015 6.30 - 9.30pm

Global Business & Policy Forum "Business, Law and Green Chemistry"

In the last decade the concept of green chemistry, sometimes called sustainable chemistry, has emerged from the halls of academia to boardrooms and state houses in the United States and globally. Despite the substantial potential, adoption of green chemistry has been relatively slow, and regulators in California, Washington, and elsewhere have begun to adopt regulatory programs designed to speed its adoption. On Tuesday, March 3, UCLA Anderson’s Center for Global Management and the UCLA School of Law’s Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy hosted Timothy Malloy, Professor of Law; Faculty Director, UCLA Sustainable Technology and Policy Program and Steve Maguire, Chaired Professor of Strategy and Organization, McGill University; Director, Marcel Desautels Instititute for Integrated Management for the winter 2015 Global Business and Policy Forum on “Business, Law and Green Chemistry.” Malloy and Maguire addressed questions such as what is the business case for green chemistry; and under what circumstances will businesses embrace it voluntarily? Can government effectively advance it through incentive programs, or will we see increasing reliance on mandatory regulations? They also addressed questions regarding the business, economic and legal drivers of product innovation through “green chemistry. The presentation was then followed by an interactive discussion over dinner where graduate business, law and policy students collectively discussed questions around the best role for government in promoting green chemistry in business and industry; and should government intervene or stand back? Should companies voluntarily adopt green chemistry innovations, and what are the internal costs to the companies that do? The Global Business and Policy Forum is a collaborative partnership between UCLA Anderson's Center for Global Management and the UCLA School of Law's Lowell Milken Institute For Business Law and Policy.

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015 11.30am – 12.30pm, Dean’s Conference Room

Brown Bag Lunch Series with Dr. Heidi van Rooyen, Research Director, Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa

On Tuesday, February 17, the Center for Global Management hosted a lunchtime discussion with Dr. Heidi van Rooyen, Research Director, Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa who has worked for more than 22 years in HIV and AIDS service provision, policy development and research. Her research involvement and interests have been within the context of HIV prevention and treatment, community development, engagement and participation in research. Dr. Rooyen has worked with UCLA for a number of years and in particular with the UCLA Center for World Health and was joined at the luncheon by Dr. Thomas Coates, Director of UCLA’s Center for Word Health and the Michael and Sue Steinberg Endowed Professor of Global AIDS Research, Division of Infectious Diseases at UCLA.The luncheon provided a terrific opportunity for students and faculty from UCLA Anderson, the David Geffen School of Medicine and the Fielding School of Public Health to meet with Heidi as she reflected on lessons that she has learned in navigating successful projects with international, regional and national collaborators, partners and teams in the pursuit of conducting research that makes a difference and working in partnership and collaboration with others in pursuit of a shared goal. The lunch was sponsored by the UCLA Center for World Health and UCLA Anderson’s Healthcare Business Association and Net Impact.

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015 12.00-6.00pm

2015 Outlook on the Americas Conference

On Wednesday, February 11, leaders of over 20 American Chambers of Commerce representing the U.S. business community throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, and thought leaders in the Americas gathered at the Omni Hotel, Los Angeles for the 2015 Outlook on the Americas Conference for discussions around public and private sector priorities for economic integration. Topics included hardware and software of trade integration in the Americas, the global business rule of law dashboard and U.S.-Cuba relations. The lunchtime keynote address was given by Ambassador Daniel A. Sepulveda, Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Trade. The event was organized by the Association of American of Chambers of Commerce in Latin America (AACCLA) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, the Port of Long Beach and UCLA Anderson’s Center for Global Management.

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Monday, February 9, 2015 5.00 - 7.00pm, Executive Dining Room

Global Networking Reception for Students and Faculty

On Monday, February 9, around 150 students and faculty gathered in the executive dining room for the center’s annual global networking reception to learn about the global course offerings and global immersion and engagement opportunities at UCLA Anderson. These receptions help strengthen the intellectual and social connections between faculty and students interested in global management. The winter quarter reception was hosted for both first, second and third year MBA students across degree programs to provide them with an opportunity to learn more about the school’s global offerings, including the courses that are a part of the Specialization in Global Management, as well as meet the faculty who teach these courses and faculty and PhD students who have research and teaching interests that are global. Students currently enrolled in global courses networked and shared their experiences with first year and second year students currently enrolled and engaged with the center's programs.

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015 11.30am, Executive Dining Room

World Today Discussion Series "Global Competition and Minimum Wages" with Distinguished Professors Ed Leamer and Sebastian Edwards

On Tuesday, February 3 during the lunch hour, a packed room of engaged full-time, fully employed and executive MBA students gathered in the Executive Dining Room for the inaugural World Today Discussion Series on “Global Competition and Minimum Wages” with Distinguished Professors of Global Economics and Management, Ed Leamer and Sebastian Edwards. The conversation that touched upon conceptual frameworks for thinking about the minimum wage, supply and demand factors and how it might attract workers but deter business, elicited many interesting questions around issues of who has the market power, is minimum wage a short run cure and what is the impact of currency fluctuations on the discussion? The World Today Discussion Series is a collaboration between the Center for Global Management and the UCLA Anderson Forecast. This lunchtime series engages students in interactive and enriching discussion around current global issues that transcend borders. Through balanced discourse, the series serves as a neutral forum to educate students on global issues while at the same time encourage debate and examination.

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Monday, February 2, 2015 4.30pm, UCLA School of Law

Israel and Water: Collaboration, Innovation and Global Leadership with Booky Oren, Chairman and CEO, Booky Oren Global Water Technologies

Water shortages persist as a major issue all over the world and since ancient times, water has often influenced war and peace in the Middle East. In 2013 however, Israel overcame its water challenges through implementing a variety of technological solutions, making 2013 Israel’s “Water Independence Year.” On Monday, February 2, Oren discussed Israel’s innovative water solutions and how they can be leveraged in a global context to create economic growth while also assisting billions of people worldwide. He also shared his vision of water being used as a tool to make peace with neighboring countries and the world. Oren’s company focuses on commercialization of proven water innovations worldwide. The event was organized by the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies and was co-sponsored by UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, UCLA Water Technology Research Center and UCLA Anderson’s Center for Global Management.

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Friday, January 30, 2015 10.00am – 5.00pm, Covel Commons

U.S. – Australian Dialogue: Assessing the Future of the Asia-Pacific

The economic rise of the Asia-Pacific is a defining feature of the 21st century. The pace of the political and economic ascent of the region is unparalleled and comes at a time when global partnerships have never been more important. By 2025, Asia will not only be the world’s largest producer of goods and services, it will also be home to the majority of the world’s middle class. These developments have profound implications. Beyond tangible economic benefits for Australia and the U.S., there are many important reasons for building stronger, more stable relationships across the region. On Friday, January 30, over 200 business professionals, government officials, university administrators, faculty and students gathered together for a one day conference that brought together experts and influential leaders to discuss the U.S.-Australian alliance and the shifting economic and political dynamics in the Asia-Pacific region. Welcome remarks were provided by UCLA Chancellor Gene Block and Australian Consul General of Los Angeles, Karen Lanyon. The keynote address was given by the Honorable Malcom Turnbull MP, Australian Minister for Communications. Panel sessions included discussions focused on the U.S-Australian Alliance: A model for the changing geopolitical environment; the future of the trans-pacific partnership; the strategic rivalry in east and south-east Asia and fast-tracking growth in Asia. The event was organized with UCLA as part of the 12th G’Day USA program.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 11.30am - 12.30pm

Greg W. Kolodko, Former Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister of Poland – “Whither the World: The Political Economy of the Future”

On Tuesday, January 20, Greg Kolodko, a key architect of Polish market oriented economic reforms who led Poland to the OECD and played an important role in Poland's integration with the European Union, discussed with students and faculty members the ideas presented in his recently released book "Whither the World: The Political Economy of the Future." In his book, Kolodko employs a holistic approach to answer fundamental questions about the course of future generations. Kolodko shared his thoughts and perspectives on the critical long-term challenges of the global economy and discussed possible strategies for ways to move forward and tackle them. Kolodko then joined Professor Sebastian Edwards, CGM Faculty Director and Henry Ford II Chair in International Management and an engaged classroom of students and faculty members from UCLA Anderson, UCLA Center for European and Eurasian Studies and the broader UCLA campus for an interesting and thought provoking discussion on the challenging questions of the long-term future of mankind and the global economy. The talk was part of the Global Management Lecture Series and was sponsored by the UCLA Center for European and Eurasian Studies.

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015 7.15pm – 9.45pm, Executive Dining Room

Real Estate Trends in Asia Panel Discussion – “Opportunities and Challenges in Investing in Asian Real Estate Markets”

On Tuesday, January 13, UCLA Anderson students, faculty and alumni gathered in the executive dining room for a networking reception and panel discussion with distinguished industry leaders on real estate trends in Asia. The panel was moderated by Mark Karlan, a lecturer of finance and real estate and former executive managing director for CBRE Global Investors. Gary Anderson, CEO for Europe and Asia for Prologis and Bill Zhou, Managing Partner, U.S.-China Real Estate Investment Center shared their experiences doing business and investing in Asian real estate markets. The panelists discussed Asia-bound real estate investment opportunities and challenges across various asset classes and reviewed the markets that offered the best risk-reward potential. The event was sponsored by the UCLA Anderson Real Estate Association, UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate and the Center for Global Management.

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015 11.30am – 12.30pm, Dean’s Conference Room

Brownbag Lunch Series with Jon Niermann ('95), CEO and Founder, FarWest Entertainment; Former President Electronic Arts Asia

On Tuesday, January 13, the Center for Global Management hosted a brown-bag luncheon with CGM advisory board member, Jon Niermann (FEMBA ’95), Founder and CEO of FarWest Entertainment, a multi-platform media and entertainment company. Jon built his entertainment career of over 20 years with The Walt Disney Company and Electronic Arts, prior to starting his own company, FarWest Entertainment. He served in top management roles in Asia for each of these companies overseeing various business and creative aspects of the companies across the region while bridging U.S. commercial opportunity with Asia. The luncheon provided a wonderful opportunity for MBA students, across degree programs interested in the media and entertainment industry and in global business, to hear from Jon about his successful career trajectory and his thoughts and insights on the ever-changing global media and entertainment industry. He shared with students stories of his experiences living and working in Hong Kong, Tokyo, Singapore and Shanghai and working on the business and creative sides of large companies and then venturing full-time into his own media company, and the importance of learning and understanding different cultures.

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Monday, November 17, 2014 6.00pm Skirball Cultural Center

2014 John Wooden Global Leadership Award Dinner Honoring Qualcomm Executive Chairman, Dr. Paul E. Jacobs

On November 17, 2014, Dr. Paul E. Jacobs, executive chairman of Qualcomm Inc., was awarded the 2014 John Wooden Global Leadership Award in recognition of his exceptional leadership at the helm of what has become one of the telecommunications industry’s great start-up success stories. The ceremony was held at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, where Jacobs was honored by a packed room that included members of Coach John Wooden’s family, the Jacobs family, UCLA Anderson’s board of visitors, alumni, students, faculty and guests. Underlying Coach Wooden’s definition of success was a sense of pride, a commitment to ethics and a respect for teamwork. These fundamental principles translate seamlessly from the sports arena to the realms of business, management and leadership, and they provide the cornerstone on which the John Wooden Global Leadership Program is built at UCLA Anderson. The John Wooden Global Leadership Award recognizes an exemplary leader who personifies Coach Wooden’s leadership philosophy, and embodies his humility and capacity to inspire; who focus on process while achieving remarkable results; and who show steadfast commitment to improving the community. Jacobs is the seventh recipient of the annual John Wooden Global Leadership Award. A leader in the field of mobile communications for more than 25 years and a key architect of Qualcomm’s strategic vision, Jacobs spearheaded Qualcomm’s efforts to develop and commercialize mobile technology breakthroughs that have significantly contributed to the growth of both the company and the industry. Proceeds from the dinner fund three $25,000 John Wooden Global Leadership Fellowships, awarded to deserving UCLA Anderson students who embody Coach Wooden’s values based leadership philosophy, and chosen by a selection review committee. Fundamental components of this leadership style include a focus on ethics, team spirit, skill, hard work and loyalty, with an unquenchable thirst for improvement, constant learning and innovation. The 2014 recipients are Nicole áBeckett (FEMBA ’15), Derek Herrera (EMBA ’15) and Elizabeth Pratt (MBA/MPP ’16).
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Thursday, November 13, 2014 6.30 - 9.30pm

Global Business & Policy Forum "High Frequency Trading"

On any given day, high frequency traders (HFTs) are believed to account for up to 50% of all trades in U.S. equity markets. These trades occur on the main U.S. exchanges and dark pools. HFTs play a key economic role in the dark pools as well as traditional exchanges providing liquidity to the market. On Thursday, November 13, UCLA Anderson's Center for Global Management and UCLA School of Law's Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy hosted Hanno Lustig, UCLA Anderson Professor of Finance and Director of the Master of Financial Engineering program for the first forum of the academic year for a discussion on "High Frequency Trading." Professor Lustig whose work focuses around the intersection of macroeconomics and finance and most recently, on the global currency carry trade shared his insights and perspectives on these automated trading strategies with 60 engaged students from UCLA Anderson School of Management and the UCLA School of Law who were keen to learn more about this important area of global finance. The presentation was then followed by an interactive discussion over dinner where business and law school students collectively discussed questions around whether financial regulators should approve any type of financial innovation, including HFTs, how "flash crashes" could be avoided and should HFTs be forced to supply liquidity? The Global Business and Policy Forum is a collaborative partnership between UCLA Anderson's Center for Global Management and the UCLA School of Law's Lowell Milken Institute For Business Law and Policy.

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Monday, November 10, 2014 12.00pm Beverly Hilton

America’s Role in the World Keynote Address by President Bill Clinton

On November 10, 2014, President Bill Clinton delivered the inaugural address in the Los Angeles World Affairs Council’s new series, America’s Role in the World. His speech comes 22 years after he first spoke to the Council about his foreign policy agenda in 1992. As a member of the LAWAC, the Center for Global Management sent over 20 full-time, fully employed and executive MBA students to hear President Clinton who provided a relatively upbeat address to an audience of over 1,200 LAWAC members and guests. The world is in better shape and the U.S. has a stronger future than the media would have us believe, said President Bill Clinton, urging people to follow the “trendlines” and not the headlines. Clinton said he was on balance optimistic about the world, which has significantly reduced poverty and improved health care in underdeveloped countries since the UN set its Millennium Development Goals in 2000. He was very optimistic about the U.S., which he said is younger than every other wealthy country in the world (except Ireland), and has world-beating technology, higher education and R&D, all in the world’s most diverse democracy. However, he gave the U.S. a failing grade in its economic polarization and political dysfunction, which he said cause other countries to take a critical view of the country’s demographic system as a whole. Clinton suggested that the world would always have problems, and that we should embrace them and try to solve them, but not get too pessimistic about them. Highlighting that there are very few challenges in the world that can be solved without the U.S., and very few of these challenges that the U.S. can solve alone. He also shared his views on Northern Ireland, China and Russia.

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Thursday, October 16, 2014 11.30am - 12.30pm Dean’s Conference Room

Brownbag Lunch Series with Laurie Campbell Bruns, Senior Regional Africa Director, UCLA Center for World Health

On Thursday, October 16, the Center for Global Management in conjunction with UCLA Anderson’s Net Impact and Healthcare Business Association hosted a luncheon with Laurie Campbell Bruns, Senior Regional Africa Director of UCLA’s Center for World Health. Bruns, based in Cape Town, South Africa directs a fellowship program on HIV prevention, gender based violence and leadership. She also works on promoting health and human rights, girls’ access to higher education and better health outcomes, and capacity development for non-governmental organizations. The luncheon provided a wonderful opportunity for interested MBA, MBA/MD, MBA/MPH and FEMBA students to meet Laurie and hear about her experiences living and working abroad, and specifically learn about her work and involvement with health and human rights issues, gender, young people, education and HIV prevention. Bruns was joined by her colleague, Dr. Thomas Coates, Director of UCLA’s Center for Word Health and the Michael and Sue Steinberg Endowed Professor of Global AIDS Research, Division of Infectious Diseases at UCLA.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2014 7.30pm Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

The Future of Television with Mike White, Chairman, President and CEO of DIRECTV

Mike White, the President and CEO of DIRECTV addressed the Los Angeles World Affairs Council over dinner on October 14 at the Sofitel Los Angeles. As a member of the LAWAC, the Center for Global Management was able to send UCLA Anderson MBA students to hear Mike White discuss the rapidly changing world of media and entertainment, the future of which White says is being revolutionized by the internet and new viewing habits of millennials. Consumers are now offered an enormous variety of viewing options on screens of all sizes from movie theaters to smartphones, while the providers of entertainment go through an industry-wide shakeup of mergers and acquisitions. White was upbeat about the future of individuals’ abilities to discriminate more in what they choose to pay for in their entertainment, as the pressure increases from millennials to allow people to choose what they want to watch a la carte.

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Thursday, October 9, 2014 11.30am - 12.30pm

Hwee Hua Lim (’89), Former Singapore Cabinet Minister and Senior Advisor to KKR - "Government in Business - Friend or Foe?"

Is government involvement in business always good? This has attracted a constant and robust debate. Free market economists have long argued that firms in private hands are superior to those run by a government, hence the privatization program in many countries. On the other hand, many state owned enterprises operate no differently from private corporations, with their own boards of directors and with some being subjected to the demands of a stock exchange listing. Regardless of how they perform, the government has a traditional role of ensuring that national resources are well distributed among the various sectors of the market while maintaining healthy government revenues. Thus, we need a more nuanced approach — to both theory and at a practical level about the ideal relationship between business and government. Hwee Hua Lim ('89), a founding member of the Center for Global Management advisory board, senior advisor to KKR, former Singapore cabinet minister, and author of the book "Government in Business - Friend or Foe?" shared her perspectives on the intriguing issues surrounding the achievement of a balance for Singapore as well as for other countries. Lim then joined Sebastian Edwards, CGM Faculty Director and Henry Ford II Chair in International Management and engaged a classroom full of students and faculty members from UCLA Anderson and UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs for an informative and thought provoking discussion on government’s relationship with business. The talk was part of the Global Management Lecture Series and was sponsored by the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs Global Public Policy Program.

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014 11.30am – 12.30pm B-312

Brownbag Lunch Series with Kevin Berryman (FEMBA ’87), Executive Vice President and CFO of International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.

On Wednesday, October 8 the Center for Global Management hosted a brown-bag luncheon with CGM advisory board member, Kevin Berryman (FEMBA ’87) executive vice president and CFO of International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (IFF). IFF is an international business and leading creator of flavors and fragrances used in a wide variety of consumer products and packaged goods. Students from UCLA Anderson’s full-time and fully employed MBA programs gathered for an interactive discussion and to hear his thoughts and experiences on the industry, his career trajectory and insights on the different functional and international roles that he has served in. He also shared many words of wisdom with the students and addressed the importance of global perspectives, international experiences and understanding and appreciation of cultural differences.

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014 11.30am – 12.30pm Executive Dining Room

Major General (Ret.) Giora Romm (82) – Overcoming the Bengal Tiger You Are Traveling With: From Prison to Prestige

On Wednesday, October 8 Major General (Ret.) Giora Romm (’82), one of UCLA Anderson’s Inspirational 100 Alumni, addressed an audience of UCLA students, faculty and staff in the Executive Dining Room as he shared his story of moving from captivity to the highest levels of business and government, detailed in his book, "Solitary," that describes his war experiences between 1969 and 1973. Romm served in the Israeli Air Force for 33 years. In 2008, he was appointed director general of Israel’s Civil Aviation Authority. The talk was co-sponsored by UCLA Anderson’s Center for Global Management, the Jewish Business Students Association (JBSA). UCLA Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israeli Studies, UCLA Department of History, Jewish Graduate Student Initiative and the American Technion Society.

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UCLA Anderson Celebrates the 10th Anniversary of the UCLA-NUS Global Executive MBA for Asia pacific Program

August 2014 marked the 10th anniversary of the UCLA-NUS Global Executive MBA (GEMBA) for Asia Pacific program, a 15-month, dual degree program in which graduates earn two MBAs, one from UCLA Anderson and another from the National University of Singapore Business School. The tenth graduating class included participants from 13 countries representing 20 nationalities. The program now boasts about 350 alumni worldwide, from more than 30 countries. At the time UCLA Anderson Professor Christopher Tang founded the program, it was one of the first dual-degree programs offered by a business school, and the first degree program ever approved between a University of California school and a foreign university. The UCLA-NUS GEMBA program is now among the world’s top executive MBA programs – most recently ranked No. 3 by The Economist and No. 3 by The Financial Times in the 2014 rankings.

The program offers senior executives from around the world a global perspective on leadership and management. Students meet for six, two-week sessions across Shanghai, Bangalore, New Delhi, Singapore and Los Angeles, where they are immersed in site visits, meetings with executives and projects with international companies. The program culminates with a Management Practicum, a global strategic consulting project. In addition to being a dual-degree program (unlike joint-degree programs in which graduates earn only one diploma), the program offers executives the flexibility to meet in different locations and to communicate electronically in between sessions, as well as an evolving curriculum that reflects the changing needs of the marketplace.

UCLA-NUS alumni, faculty, students and staff celebrated the program’s 10-year milestone with a private dinner on Friday, August 15, 2014, at the Annenberg Beach House, followed by a global summit on Saturday, August 16, 2014, at UCLA Anderson that gathered together students, faculty and alumni. Welcome remarks were provided John Mamer, Senior Associate Dean of the program. The one-day conference included plenary sessions featuring discussions with executives, including a number of GEMBA alumni and moderated by faculty who teach in the program. The discussions focused on global technology, entertainment and media trends; cross-border finance and investment strategies focused on frontier markets; and global entrepreneurship and emerging markets. The event was organized by the GEMBA for Asia Pacific program in conjunction with UCLA Anderson’s Center for Global Management. The day concluded with a closing celebration at Yamashiro Hollywood, organized by GEMBA alumni. Commencement took place the following week, on Saturday, August 23, 2014, on Alumni Plaza, featuring Craig Ehrlich, chairman and co-founder of Novare Technologies and board chair of UCLA Anderson’s Center for Global Management, as commencement speaker.

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Thursday, May 22, 2014 11.30am – 12.30pm Korn Convocation Hall

Arun Sarin, Former CEO, Vodafone Group - Evolution and Innovation in the Mobile Industry and the Leadership Imperative

The birth of the mobile communications industry created a fundamental change in society and how it communicates – creating a platform for consumers and enterprises. The development of the industry required significant “bets” to be placed, an industry structure which supported both entrepreneurial innovation and scale to afford massive fixed investments. Along the way, notable disruption occurred in many areas of the chain and drove the creation of a new mobile ecosystem made up of network operators, device makers, operating system developers and application players. On Thursday, May 22, Arun Sarin, Former CEO, Vodafone Group addressed an extremely engaged audience of students and faculty members to talk about the evolution and innovation in the mobile industry and the leadership imperative – rewiring the world with mobile social, and cloud based models. Before his retirement in July 2008, Arun served as Chief Executive of Vodafone Group Plc, the world’s largest mobile phone company by revenue. Arun’s telecom career began in 1984 at Pacific Telesis Group (PTG) where he pioneered the expansion of the mobile communications industry by acquiring numerous domestic and international cellular licenses. He held several senior roles at PTG over the next decade. In 1994, he led the review and recommendation for the spin off of the wireless businesses from PTG which became AirTouch Communications. Subsequently, he was appointed President and COO of AirTouch in 1997. The talk was part of Professor Terry Kramer’s MBA course on “Evolution and Innovation in the Global Mobile Industry” and was sponsored by the Easton Technology Leadership Program, the Center for Global Management and the High Tech Business Association. View Video >>

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Thursday, May 15, 2014 7.30pm Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

General Stanley McChrystal, Former U.S. Commander in Afghanistan & Head of Joint Special Operations Command; Co-founder, McChrystal Group - Lessons in Leadership

General Stanley McChrystal, the former U.S. commander in Afghanistan and head of U.S. Joint Special Operations Command, addressed an audience of over 300 Los Angeles World Affairs Council members and guests and the UCLA Anderson School of Management over dinner on May 15 at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel. The event was co-sponsored by UCLA Anderson School of Management’s Robertson Lecture Series on Global Business Leadership - this was the inaugural event in the series. McChrystal, who now runs a business consulting firm based in Alexandria, Va., talked about the lessons learned from his 34 years in the military, and how they can be applied to leadership in the civilian world. One of the biggest changes to leadership in warfare is the accelerated speed of decision making. He compared modern warfare to playing “blitz chess” where each of the opponents’ pieces is controlled by a different player, and they can make four or more moves at a time without waiting for you, coming from different directions. “Suddenly you find yourself in this fast reactive mode and you just want the merry-go-round to stop.” But it doesn’t, and so the military has decentralized decision-making so that troops on the ground can react more quickly, but at the same time has centralized the information flow, so everyone else in the battle space knows what is going on. View Video >>

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Friday, May 2, 2014 9.00am – 10.00am UCLA Anderson Executive Dining Room

UCLA Anderson 2014 Alumni Conference Panel Discussion: Global Business: Volatility in Emerging Markets – What It Means and How To Benefit with Joseph Barragan (’79), Managing Director, Capital Advisory, J.P. Morgan Chase Bank N.A. and Kevin Berryman (’87), EVP and CFO, International Flavors & Fragrances Inc., moderated by Sebastian Edwards, Henry Ford II Chair in International Management, UCLA Anderson

From China to Turkey to Argentina to South Africa, volatility in emerging markets has been a hallmark of the start to 2014. Developed economies will not be unaffected by the ongoing events in emerging markets as ties between emerging and developed markets become stronger. Emerging markets, clawed by economic and political turmoil are likely to remain volatile for some time, but with that increased risk also comes more opportunity. Two distinguished UCLA Anderson alumni and advisory board members from the Center for Global Management, Joseph Barragan (’79) Managing Director, Capital Advisory, J.P. Morgan Chase Bank N.A. and Kevin Berryman (’87), Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, International Flavors and Fragrances shared insights and perspectives from their respective industries – financial services and consumer goods - how they view the direction of emerging economies; why it is important to look beyond the recent volatility of a region and try to identify countries that have better current fundamentals; where they see growth and sources of opportunities; and how companies are looking beyond the recent volatility and embracing it as the cost of doing business. The panel discussion was moderated by Sebastian Edwards, Henry Ford II Chair in International Management and Faculty Director for the Center for Global Management.

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Guillermo Tagle Quiroz ('91) and Dr. Il SaKong (MBA '66, Ph.D. '69) are Honored with the Dean's Global Service Award

The UCLA Anderson Dean's Global Service Award is bestowed upon a distinguished UCLA Anderson alumnus/a in recognition of exceptional service and global impact on behalf of the school.

The award recognizes the stature of the recipient and his/her outstanding service to advance the school's reputation and connections among UCLA Anderson alumni outside the United States. The award is administered by the Center for Global Management. In the Spring of 2014, Guillermo Tagle Quiroz ('91) and Dr. Il SaKong (MBA '66, Ph.D. '69) were honored with the award. Read More >>

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UCLA Anderson Celebrates the 10th Anniversary of the UCLA-NUS Global Executive MBA for Asia pacific Program (click to expand)

August 2014 marked the 10th anniversary of the UCLA-NUS Global Executive MBA (GEMBA) for Asia Pacific program, a 15-month, dual degree program in which graduates earn two MBAs, one from UCLA Anderson and another from the National University of Singapore Business School. The tenth graduating class included participants from 13 countries representing 20 nationalities. The program now boasts about 350 alumni worldwide, from more than 30 countries. At the time UCLA Anderson Professor Christopher Tang founded the program, it was one of the first dual-degree programs offered by a business school, and the first degree program ever approved between a University of California school and a foreign university. The UCLA-NUS GEMBA program is now among the world’s top executive MBA programs – most recently ranked No. 3 by The Economist and No. 3 by The Financial Times in the 2014 rankings.

The program offers senior executives from around the world a global perspective on leadership and management. Students meet for six, two-week sessions across Shanghai, Bangalore, New Delhi, Singapore and Los Angeles, where they are immersed in site visits, meetings with executives and projects with international companies. The program culminates with a Management Practicum, a global strategic consulting project. In addition to being a dual-degree program (unlike joint-degree programs in which graduates earn only one diploma), the program offers executives the flexibility to meet in different locations and to communicate electronically in between sessions, as well as an evolving curriculum that reflects the changing needs of the marketplace.

UCLA-NUS alumni, faculty, students and staff celebrated the program’s 10-year milestone with a private dinner on Friday, August 15, 2014, at the Annenberg Beach House, followed by a global summit on Saturday, August 16, 2014, at UCLA Anderson that gathered together students, faculty and alumni. Welcome remarks were provided John Mamer, Senior Associate Dean of the program. The one-day conference included plenary sessions featuring discussions with executives, including a number of GEMBA alumni and moderated by faculty who teach in the program. The discussions focused on global technology, entertainment and media trends; cross-border finance and investment strategies focused on frontier markets; and global entrepreneurship and emerging markets. The event was organized by the GEMBA for Asia Pacific program in conjunction with UCLA Anderson’s Center for Global Management. The day concluded with a closing celebration at Yamashiro Hollywood, organized by GEMBA alumni. Commencement took place the following week, on Saturday, August 23, 2014, on Alumni Plaza, featuring Craig Ehrlich, chairman and co-founder of Novare Technologies and board chair of UCLA Anderson’s Center for Global Management, as commencement speaker. View video >>



Thursday, May 22, 2014 11.30am – 12.30pm Korn Convocation Hall
Arun Sarin, Former CEO, Vodafone Group – Evolution and Innovation in the Mobile Industry and the Leadership Imperative (click to expand)

The birth of the mobile communications industry created a fundamental change in society and how it communicates – creating a platform for consumers and enterprises. The development of the industry required significant “bets” to be placed, an industry structure which supported both entrepreneurial innovation and scale to afford massive fixed investments. Along the way, notable disruption occurred in many areas of the chain and drove the creation of a new mobile ecosystem made up of network operators, device makers, operating system developers and application players. On Thursday, May 22, Arun Sarin, Former CEO, Vodafone Group addressed an extremely engaged audience of students and faculty members to talk about the evolution and innovation in the mobile industry and the leadership imperative – rewiring the world with mobile social, and cloud based models. Before his retirement in July 2008, Arun served as Chief Executive of Vodafone Group Plc, the world’s largest mobile phone company by revenue. Arun’s telecom career began in 1984 at Pacific Telesis Group (PTG) where he pioneered the expansion of the mobile communications industry by acquiring numerous domestic and international cellular licenses. He held several senior roles at PTG over the next decade. In 1994, he led the review and recommendation for the spin off of the wireless businesses from PTG which became AirTouch Communications. Subsequently, he was appointed President and COO of AirTouch in 1997. The talk was part of Professor Terry Kramer’s MBA course on “Evolution and Innovation in the Global Mobile Industry” and was sponsored by the Easton Technology Leadership Program, the Center for Global Management and the High Tech Business Association. View video >>



Thursday, May 15, 2014 7.30pm Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
General Stanley McChrystal, Former U.S. Commander in Afghanistan & Head of Joint Special Operations Command; Co-founder, McChrystal Group - Lessons in Leadership (click to expand)

General Stanley McChrystal, the former U.S. commander in Afghanistan and head of U.S. Joint Special Operations Command, addressed an audience of over 300 Los Angeles World Affairs Council members and guests and the UCLA Anderson School of Management over dinner on May 15 at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel. The event was co-sponsored by UCLA Anderson School of Management’s Robertson Lecture Series on Global Business Leadership - this was the inaugural event in the series. McChrystal, who now runs a business consulting firm based in Alexandria, Va., talked about the lessons learned from his 34 years in the military, and how they can be applied to leadership in the civilian world. One of the biggest changes to leadership in warfare is the accelerated speed of decision making.  He compared modern warfare to playing “blitz chess” where each of the opponents’ pieces is controlled by a different player, and they can make four or more moves at a time without waiting for you, coming from different directions.  “Suddenly you find yourself in this fast reactive mode and you just want the merry-go-round to stop.”  But it doesn’t, and so the military has decentralized decision-making so that troops on the ground can react more quickly, but at the same time has centralized the information flow, so everyone else in the battle space knows what is going on. View video »" target="_blank">View video >>



Friday, May 2, 2014 9.00am – 10.00am UCLA Anderson Executive Dining Room
UCLA Anderson 2014 Alumni Conference Panel Discussion: Global Business: Volatility in Emerging Markets – What It Means and How To Benefit with Joseph Barragan (’79), Managing Director, Capital Advisory, J.P. Morgan Chase Bank N.A. and Kevin Berryman (’87), EVP and CFO, International Flavors & Fragrances Inc., moderated by Sebastian Edwards, Henry Ford II Chair in International Management, UCLA Anderson (click to expand)

From China to Turkey to Argentina to South Africa, volatility in emerging markets has been a hallmark of the start to 2014. Developed economies will not be unaffected by the ongoing events in emerging markets as ties between emerging and developed markets become stronger. Emerging markets, clawed by economic and political turmoil are likely to remain volatile for some time, but with that increased risk also comes more opportunity. Two distinguished UCLA Anderson alumni and advisory board members from the Center for Global Management, Joseph Barragan (’79) Managing Director, Capital Advisory, J.P. Morgan Chase Bank N.A. and Kevin Berryman (’87), Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, International Flavors and Fragrances shared insights and perspectives from their respective industries – financial services and consumer goods - how they view the direction of emerging economies; why it is important to look beyond the recent volatility of a region and try to identify countries that have better current fundamentals; where they see growth and sources of opportunities; and how companies are looking beyond the recent volatility and embracing it as the cost of doing business. The panel discussion was moderated by Sebastian Edwards, Henry Ford II Chair in International Management and Faculty Director for the Center for Global Management.

 

Guillermo Tagle Quiroz ('91) and Dr. Il SaKong (MBA '66, Ph.D. '69) are Honored with the Dean's Global Service Award (click to expand)

The UCLA Anderson Dean's Global Service Award is bestowed upon a distinguished UCLA Anderson alumnus/a in recognition of exceptional service and global impact on behalf of the school. The award recognizes the stature of the recipient and his/her outstanding service to advance the school's reputation and connections among UCLA Anderson alumni outside the United States. The award is administered by the Center for Global Management. In the Spring of 2014, Guillermo Tagle Quiroz ('91) and Dr. Il SaKong (MBA '66, Ph.D. '69) were honored with the award. Read More >>

 

Friday, April 18, 2014 1.00 – 8.00pm, Korn Convocation Hall
2014 Wilbur K. Woo Greater China Business Conference: SUCCESS STORIES OF U.S. - CHINA INVESTMENT (click to expand)

The eighth annual Wilbur K. Woo Greater China Business Conference, was held in UCLA Anderson’s Korn Convocation Hall on Friday, April 18. The event attracted over 400 attendees and brought together successful and influential cross-border investors and business leaders who shared their experiences and lessons learned in engaging in cross-border investment, including how they have overcome hurdles that others were unable to overcome, as well a discussion around successful strategies for mitigating issues, increasing effectiveness and optimizing operations in facilitating cross-border growth and expansion. The sessions also addressed the sectors that are most favored by Chinese investors; how leading companies are approaching China; the issues U.S. companies encounter when investing and doing business in China, as well as similar issues that Chinese companies encounter when investing in the United States. The keynote address was delivered by California State Controller, John Chiang. The conference included plenary sessions on corporate social responsibility and cross-border investment in film and entertainment; as well as concurrent panel discussions focused on inbound investment (with sessions on real estate, technology and investment financing strategies) and outbound investment (with sessions that addressed finance and tax, regulatory, legal and compliance issues, as well as success strategies to address cross-border talent and bi-cultural issues). The conference featured executives from Cathay Bank, China Telecom (Americas), Castle, Cox & Nicholson, LLP., CBRE, Overseas Chinese Banking Corporation Bank, Landsea, U.S.-China Real Estate Investment Center, Princess Cruises, Latham & Watkins LLP, Aon, Silicon Valley Technology Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum, China Mobile International (USA) Inc., Transfuels, ChinaCache, PwC, Allergan Inc., Houlihan Lockey, Pacific Auto Company, Orb Media Group, Resolution Agency, LeVision Pictures U.S., Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP. The conference was organized by UCLA Anderson’s Center for Global Management and the Greater China Business Association. PwC, Cathay Bank and Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP were sponsors of the event. View videos >>



Monday, April 14, 2014 11.30am - 12.30pm D301, Cornell Hall
William Easterly, Author and Professor of Economics, New York University - THE TYRANNY OF EXPERTS: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor (click to expand)

On Monday, April 14th, UCLA Anderson’s Center for Global Management hosted William Easterly, Author and Professor of Economics, New York University for a very informative and engaging lunchtime discussion with UCLA students and faculty on his recently released book THE TYRANNY OF EXPERTS: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor. In The Tyranny of Experts, Easterly, bestselling author of The White Man's Burden, traces the history of the fight against global poverty, showing not only how these tactics have trampled the individual freedom of the world's poor, but how in doing so have suppressed a vital debate about an alternative approach to solving poverty: freedom. View video >>



Tuesday, April 8, 2014 11.30am – 12.30pm UCLA Anderson Executive Dining Room
Dr. Il SaKong, Chairman and CEO, Institute for Global Economics; Former Finance Minister of Korea - The Future of the Asian Economy and the United States: Challenges and Opportunities (click to expand)

With substantially increased economic power and influence, the Asian economy and East Asian economy, led by China, have played a critical role in supporting global economic recovery since the Great Recession, triggered by the collapse of Lehman Brothers’ in 2008. Recently, however, the economic growth momentum in the region has relatively weakened with the exception of Japan. On Tuesday, April 8, Dr. SaKong (MBA ’66, PhD ’69), Chairman and CEO, Institute of Global Economics and Former Finance Minister of Korea addressed a packed room of UCLA and UCLA Anderson students and faculty to talk about what is happening in the major economies of Asia, including China, Japan, Korea and the ASEAN (Associated Southeast Asian Nations), and the future prospects for these economies, as well as implications and opportunities for the United States economy. Dr. SaKong then joined Dean Judy Olian for a moderated discussion on his perspective for the future of the Asian economy and the United States. The talk was part of the Global Management Speaker Series, organized by the Center for Global Management and co-sponsored by the UCLA International Institute, UCLA Center for Korean Studies and UCLA Anderson’s Korean Business Student Association. View video >>

 

Friday, February 28, 2014, 1:30pm Korn Convocation Hall
2014 Latin American Business Conference - LATIN AMERICA: LAND OF OPPORTUNITIES? (click to expand)

On Friday, February 28, the 2014 Latin American Business Conference, LATIN AMERICA: LAND OF OPPORTUNITIES? was held in Korn Convocation Hall. The conference brought together respected leaders from multiple industries in Latin America to explore some of the critical economic and social issues affecting the region, and addressed the main challenges that Latin America continues to face, despite significant economic growth over the last decade. While 50 million Latin Americans escaped poverty and joined the middle class between 2003 and 2011, for instance, massive protests and social tensions persist across the region. The keynote address was given by Hernán Rodríguez (’93), CEO of Empresas CMPC S.A., one of the largest pulp and paper companies in Latin America, which was followed by a dialogue with Dean Judy D. Olian. Professor and Economist Sebastian Edwards, opened the conference and moderated the first panel discussion, Latin America’s Next Challenges that featured Ambassador Vilma Martínez, president of the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners and former U.S. Ambassador to Argentina and Jim Allen (’93), head of Morgan Stanley’s Latin America mergers and acquisitions practice who each brought a unique perspective, including an outlook for the region and view on how the financial markets see the region’s prospects. The second panel, Latin American Real Estate Markets addressed growing interest from global investors in real estate opportunities across the region. Panelists included Francisco Andragnes, managing partner at Metro Buildings and former chief investment officer of Prudential Real Estate Investors Latin America and Sandor Valner, principal and CEO of Walton Street Capital Latin America. The discussion was moderated by UCLA Anderson’s Professor Eric Sussman. The conference was organized by the Latin American Business Association and UCLA Anderson’s Center for Global Management. View videos >>

 

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 6.30pm UCLA Faculty Center
Bitcoin and the Future of Money with Patrick Murck, General Counsel, Bitcoin Foundation and Sebastian Edwards, Henry Ford II Chair in International Management, UCLA Anderson (click to expand)

Bitcoin has garnered headline news recently as a potential new global digital currency. It has incited the passions of economists who debate the value of money made from nothing. Despite fluctuations, over the past six months the price of Bitcoin has kept on rising. Alternative currency startups are being generously funded by venture capitalists while visionaries deliberate the world-changing possibilities of money free from government control. Bitcoins are in limited supply and must be “mined.” This mining and trading is done purely by computer. With no government oversight or central database to track transactions, how do you prevent fraud and eliminate counterfeiting? Bitcoin expands the virtual money supply and is being more accepted as a form of payment - there is now a Bitcoin ATM in Vancouver and one planned for Hong Kong. It also is now an accepted form of currency in Las Vegas. It is not just money – it is a protocol for fixing, storing and transferring money and is a new class of digital asset and a potential disruptive force in global finance. Does it obliviate the traditional global financial system, and is it a sound alternative to the dollar? Might countries consider dollarizing to Bitcoin as a way of preventing inflation? The second Global Business and Policy Forum on “Bitcoin and the Future of Money” featured Patrick Murck, a founding member and General Counsel of the Bitcoin Foundation whose expertise extends across the legal and regulatory issues governing the use of Bitcoin, virtual economies, gamification alternative payment systems, and social loyalty and reward programs, and Economist and Professor Sebastian Edwards. Murck and Edwards addressed a room full of engaged MBA, JD and MPP students from UCLA Anderson School of Management, UCLA School of Law and Luskin School of Public Affairs on the legal, regulatory and business implications surrounding Bitcoin and its potential to disrupt the global financial system as we know it. The Global Business and Policy Forum is a collaborative partnership between UCLA Anderson’s Center for Global Management and the UCLA School of Law’s Lowell Milken Institute For Business Law and Policy. View video >>

 

Thursday, February 13, 2014 4.30 - 5.30pm UCLA Anderson Executive Dining Room
Clement C.M. Leung, Hong Kong Commissioner for Economic and Trade Affairs to the United States - Hong Kong - Where China and Global Advantages Converge (click to expand)

Recently ranked the world's #1 in economic freedom by The Heritage Foundation and The Wall Street Journal, #2 in ease of doing business by The World Bank and #3 in competitiveness by IMD, Hong Kong is a unique part of China where global business goes to grow. Being a separate member of the World Trade Organization and a separate customs territory, Hong Kong is the world's 9th largest trading entity and enjoys incomparable advantages under a free trade pact with Mainland China. On Thursday, February 13th, Clement Leung, the new Hong Kong Commissioner for Economic and Trade Affairs to the United States addressed a room full of UCLA and UCLA Anderson undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students and faculty to share his insights into the fast changing economic landscape of Hong Kong, China and the Asia region; how Hong Kong is seizing new opportunities to become the launching pad of Chinese enterprises "going global; and the challenges it faces in governance and in meeting fierce external competition. Commissioner Leung then joined Dean Judy Olian for a discussion on how Hong Kong is positioning itself as the region’s international financial, trading and logistical hub, as well as broadening and deepening its economic and trade ties with the U.S. and California. The talk was part of the Global Management Lecture Series, organized by the Center for Global Management and co-sponsored by the UCLA International Institute, Asia Institute, Center for Chinese Studies and Greater China Business Association. View video >>

 

Robert A. Iger, Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company Is Honored With the 2013 John Wooden Global Leadership Award (click to expand)

On Nov. 21, 2013, UCLA Anderson honored The Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Robert A. Iger with the 2013 John Wooden Global Leadership Award at a gala celebration at The Beverly Hilton Hotel.

The annual award recognizes an exceptional leader for his or her exemplary leadership style and service to the community and carries the namesake of UCLA's legendary basketball coach. Iger was selected as this year's award winner for his success in shaping Disney as an industry leader in offering creative content across new platforms and expanding the company's presence in several emerging markets. Proceeds from the event fund John Wooden Global Leadership Student Fellowships, which are awarded to students who embody Coach Wooden's inspiring leadership ideals and commitment to improving the lives of others. Read More >>


Friday, November 15 and Saturday, November 16, 2013 Shanghai Expo Center, Shanghai, China
Innovation China 2013 (click to expand)

The inaugural “Innovation China 2013” for entrepreneurs and multinationals was held at the Shanghai Expo Center, home of the 2010 World Expo on Friday, November 15 and Saturday, 16. As China grows from being a manufacturing-driven economy to one focusing on innovation and development, this two-day conference focused on innovation and the emerging Chinese entrepreneurial market. The conference was designed to attract both multinational tech companies and aspiring entrepreneurs. The event brought together innovative business leaders, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and UCLA Anderson faculty members to explore the growing influence of China’s advances in areas such as IT, clean technology, healthcare, advanced materials and consumer goods, and what they mean for China and the world.

Day 1: Open Innovation Forum featured executives from global companies, corporate venture groups, government entities and start-up companies. Keynote speakers and panel discussions featured candid discussions focused on a wide range of topics, including promoting and sourcing innovation, making equity investments, forming strategic alliances, engaging in cross-border partnerships and negotiating joint ventures. Zhou Yupeng, President of the Shanghai Modern Service Industry Association and Former Vice-Mayor of Shanghai, said that a new technological and industrial revolution is underway with the era of big data. As this coincides with the country's restructuring, communication and exchanges will take on greater significance for Chinese companies and institutions. "Forums can help to facilitate communication between the government, academia and companies. It also presents great opportunities to study the successful experiences of the world's leading multinational companies," Zhou said. Day 2: Bringing Your Vision To Reality featured faculty members from UCLA Anderson School of Management who provided an overview of the business skills and knowledge necessary for aspiring entrepreneurs to bring potential products and services to market within China and internationally. This inaugural conference was a prelude to the UCLA Global Entrepreneurial Certification Program in Shanghai that will begin in 2014. The event was organized by UCLA Anderson’s Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, Center for Global Management, China Materialia LLC, a Shanghai-based venture capital and advisory firm and the John S. and Marilyn Long U.S.-China Institute for Business Law.



Thursday, November 14, 2013 11.30am - 12.30pm Entrepreneurs Hall C-314
The Billionaire's Apprentice with Anita Raghavan (click to expand)

Drawing on her new book "The Billionaire's Apprentice: The Rise of the Indian-American Elite and the Fall of the Galleon Hedge Fund," author Anita Raghavan addressed a class full of students and faculty and talked about how men who went to some of the nation's finest business schools, Harvard, Wharton, and Stanford, wound up at the center of the biggest insider trading case in a generation. In her book, she criss-crosses the globe from Wall Street boardrooms to Delhi’s Indian Institute of Technology as she uncovers the secrets of this subculture – an incredible tale of triumph, temptation and tragedy. Anita Raghavan is currently a contributor to The New York Times Dealbook and Forbes. View video >>



Thursday, November 14, 2013 11.00pm UCLA Bunche Hall 6275
Treasury's War: The Unleashing of a New Era of Financial Warfare with Juan C. Zarate, Senior Advisor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) (click to expand)

For more than a decade, America has been waging a new kind of war against the financial networks of rogue regimes, proliferators, terrorist groups, and criminal syndicates. In his book “Treasury’s War: The Unleashing of a New Era in Financial Warfare,” Juan Zarate, a chief architect of modern financial warfare and a former senior Treasury and White House official, pulls back the curtain on this shadowy world and explains how a small, dedicated group of officials redefined the Treasury’s role and used its unique powers, relationships, and reputation to apply financial pressure against America’s enemies. Juan C. Zarate is a senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), the senior national security analyst for CBS News, and a visiting lecturer of law at Harvard Law School.

 

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 6.30pm UCLA Faculty Center
Immigration in the Global Economy with Hiroshi Motomura, Susan Westerberg Prager Professor of Law (click to expand)

The inaugural Global Business and Policy Forum on “Immigration in the Global Economy” featured a lecture by Hiroshi Motomura, UCLA Susan Westerberg Prager Professor of Law, an expert and influential scholar of immigration and citizenship law. The talk was followed by an interactive discussion over dinner that brought together UCLA graduate students of business, law and policy. Congress is considering comprehensive immigration reform legislation that has drawn much attention for its proposal to grant lawful immigration status and a path to citizenship to people who are in the United States unlawfully. But just as influential are the provisions that would reshape the role of the United States in the global economy. Some proposals would make it easier for high-skilled immigrants, especially in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields, to settle in the United States. Other provisions would admit more temporary workers across the entire spectrum of skills, training, and education. Professor Motomura explored how these and other key proposals on Congress' agenda raise fundamental issues that lie below the legislative surface -- including the "brain drain" problem and the challenge of aligning the immigration system with the needs of the U.S economy in the context of globalization. The Global Business and Policy Forum is a collaborative partnership between UCLA Anderson’s Center for Global Management and the UCLA School of Law’s Lowell Milken Institute For Business Law and Policy. View video >>



Tuesday, November 5, 2013 11.30am – 12.30pm A202, Collins Center
Rupert Scofield, President and CEO, FINCA International - The Evolution of a Social Business: The Case Study of FINCA International (click to expand)

During a lunchtime discussion, Rupert Scofield address a packed classroom full of students and faculty and shared the story of the evolution of FINCA International, from its beginnings as a small NGO in Latin America to transform into a global microfinance network partnering with socially-responsible investors to advance its mission. In telling the FINCA story, and sharing his personal journey, he demonstrated the tangible. life-changing effects of increasing the flow of capital towards social good. View video >>

 

Monday, October 21, 2013 11.30am – 12.30pm UCLA Anderson Executive Dining Room
Ali Babacan, Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey - Turkey’s Key Growth Sectors (click to expand)

On Monday, October 21st, His Excellency Ali Babacan, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey addressed a packed room of UCLA students and faculty members for a discussion of Turkey’s key economic growth sectors. His Excellency and members of his distinguished delegation visited UCLA as part of their visit to Los Angeles for U.S. – Turkey Investment Week, a coordinated effort by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Turkish Chamber of Commerce. The visit to Los Angeles was part of a four-city tour aimed to build and enhance cooperative bilateral commercial relationships across sectors, companies and institutions. The lunchtime talk was part of the Global Management Lecture Series, organized by the Center for Global Management and co-sponsored by the UCLA International Institute and the Muslim Student Business Association. View Video >>



Wednesday & Thursday, September 25 & 26, 2013 - The Americas Business Forum: Creating Jobs Through Exports, UCLA Covel Commons (click to expand)

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti welcomed over 250 business leaders to the fifth annual Americas Business Forum: Creating Jobs Through Exports held at UCLA’s Covel Commons. The two-day event provides manufacturers and exporters the opportunity to evaluate business opportunities in Canada, Brazil. Mexico, Colombia, Peru and other developing markets in Latin America. Business executives attended country briefings, seminars on export financing, market strategies and discussions on the benefits of free trade agreements in the region. One-on-one meetings with U.S. Senior Commercial Officers to identify export sales opportunities were also available. The Americas Business Forum is organized by the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the City of Los Angeles, UCLA Anderson School of Management, and U.S. Department of Commerce. View video >>

2012-2013

 
Thursday, June 6, 2013 11.30am - 12.30pm D307, Cornell Hall
Islamic Finance 101 with Professor Bill Maurer, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, School of Social Sciences, UC Irvine (click to expand)

Islamic banking assets with commercial banks globally grew to $1.3 trillion in 2011 and are forecast to grow beyond $2 trillion by 2014, according to the World Islamic Banking Competitiveness Report 2012/13.
On Thursday, June 6, Professor Bill Maurer addressed a packed classroom of interested and engaged students and provided an overview on Islamic finance, specifically addressing where it came from, the basic ideas behind it, contractual forms, controversies within, and its global and national footprint. The event was co-sponsored by the Center for Global Management and Muslim Business Student Association.



Monday, May 20th, 2013 6.00 - 7.00pm Korn Convocation Hall
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Positioning Los Angeles as a World-Class Destination for Foreign Investment, Trade, and Tourism (click to expand)

On Monday, May 20th, Los Angeles Mayor, Antonio Villaraigosa joined Dean Judy Olian for a discussion on Positioning Los Angeles As A World Class Destination For Foreign Investment, Trade, and Tourism. The Center's last Global Management Speaker Series event of the quarter, co-sponsored by the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and Latin American Business Association attracted over 250 students, faculty and members of the Los Angeles community. Mayor Villaraigosa discussed how investments in infrastructure are keeping Los Angeles competitive in hyper-competitive industries of goods movement; how public transportation infrastructure in the city will transform global commerce; and how municipalities and business leaders can engage with world leaders to effect change in their community. View video >>



Wednesday, May 15th, 2013 11.30am - 12.30pm B301, Gold Hall
Peter Blair Henry, Dean of New York University's Stern School of Business - TURNAROUND: Third World Lessons for First World Growth (click to expand)

On Wednesday, May 15th, UCLA Anderson’s Center for Global Management hosted Peter Blair Henry, Dean of New York University's Stern School of Business for a very informative and engaging lunchtime discussion with students on his just-released new book “TURNAROUND: First World Lessons For First World Growth.” In Turnaround, Peter Blair Henry argues that the secret to emerging countries' success (and ours) is discipline - sustained commitment to a pragmatic growth strategy. With the global economy teetering on the brink, the stakes are higher than ever. And because stakes are so high for all nations, we need less polarization and more focus on facts to answer the fundamental question: which policy reforms, implemented under what circumstances, actually increase economic efficiency? View video >>



Monday, May 13th, 2013 11.30am - 12.30pm UCLA Anderson School of Management
Scot C. Rank '89, President & Chief Executive Officer, Walmart de Mexico y Centroamerica Experiences From An Emerging Market Dean's Distinguished Speaker Series (click to expand)

On Monday, May 13th, Scot C. Rank '89, President and Chief Executive Officer, Walmart de México y Centroamérica joined Dean Judy Olian for a discussion on Experiences From an Emerging Market. Walmart de México y Centroamérica is a company dedicated to the retail sector, operating in six countries, and helping to improve the quality of life of families in Mexico and Central America.



Friday, April 26, 2013, 2.00pm Korn Convocation Hall
2013 Latin American Business Conference - Economic Trends and Capital Markets in Latin America (click to expand)

On Friday, April 26th the 2013 Latin American Business Conference, Economic Trends and Capital Markets in Latin America was held in Korn Convocation Hall. The event brought together influential leaders from the Latin American region who participated in panel discussions and shared their insights on a number of issues facing the region. Professor Sebastian Edwards opened the conference and then served as moderator for the first panel discussion, Economic Trends in Latin America which examined the past and future economic trends of the mayor players and the Latin American region in general. Distinguished panelists included Jose De Gregorio, Former Governor of the Central Bank of Chile; and Francisco Gil Diaz, President of Telefonica Mexico and Former Treasury Secretary of Mexico. The second panel, Financial Markets and Private Equity Trends in Latin America addressed important developments in the region’s financial, banking and private equity markets and featured Pedro Aspe, Co-Chairman of Evercore Partners and Former Treasury Secretary of Mexico; Guillermo Tagle ’91, CEO and Partner of IM Trust Chile; and Luiz Eduardo Franco de Abreu, CEO of NSG Capital Brazil. View videos >>



Thursday, April 25, 2013, 5.00pm - 6.15pm Korn Convocation Hall
Arnold C. Harberger Lecture on Economic Development with Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Columbia University (click to expand)

On Thursday, April 25th, Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Earth Institute and Professor of Sustainable Development, and of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University delivered The UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations’ 2012-13 Arnold C. Harberger Distinguished Lecture on Economic Development: “What Causes Economic Growth? Two Centuries of Global Evidence.” Jeffrey Sachs is Special Advisor to the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the Millennium Development Goals, having held the same position under former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. He is widely considered to be the world’s leading expert on economic development and the fight against poverty. The event attracted around 300 students, faculty and members of the public. It was co-sponsored by UCLA Anderson School's Center for Global Management, the UCLA Law School's Emmett Center on Climate Change & the Environment and the Environmental Law Center. View video >>



Wednesday, April 24, 2013 11.30am - 12.30pm A-301, Gold Hall
Dr. Josef Joffe, Editor Die Zeit - Too Much Too Soon: The Unending Euro Crisis and the Future of Europe - Hard Interests, Soft Institutions, and Mauled Integrationist Dreams (click to expand)

Part of the Global Management Lecture Series, on Wednesday, April 24th, the Center for Global Management hosted Dr. Josef Joffe, editor of the German weekly Die Zeit, and Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University. Dr. Joffe led a lunchtime discussion with packed room of UCLA Anderson graduate students and faculty members on the endless Euro crisis and the future of Europe. View video >>



Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 2.00pm D-301
2013 Africa Growth Conference - Africa Open for Business (click to expand)

The 2013 Africa Growth Conference: Africa Open For Business, held at UCLA Anderson on Wednesday, April 18, 2013 attracted around 100 attendees who heard from business and government leaders on their insights on the trends, challenges and opportunities to investing in and doing business with the continent. The first panel discussion, titled An Economic Opportunity: Business and Investment included panelists who shared their insights on the economic opportunities in Africa in general and specifically in the North and West regions, and addressed what makes those opportunities so attractive to the West. The second panel discussion, titled The Boom In Here: Growth, Challenges and Opportunities in Media and Entertainment featured founders and executives from media companies that operate in and for Africa who discussed current industry challenges and future potential. They shared their experiences building networks and their successes and lessons learned cultivating the continent. View videos >>



Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 4.00 - 7.00pm – D313
2013 India Conference - Innovating, Investing, and Adapting in the Wake of New Economic Reforms (click to expand)

The 2013 India Conference : Innovating, Investing, and Adapting in the Wake of New Economic Reforms was held at UCLA Anderson on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. The event brought together academics and a distinguished group of business leaders active in Indian business and investment to talk about some of the trends and emerging opportunities in the areas of innovation and finance. Mr. Arvind Singhal (’82), Chairman of Technopak, one of India’s leading management consultancy firms delivered the keynote address and talked about some of India’s challenges and opportunities. The first panel discussion: India 2013 – A New Hub of Innovation discussed opportunities and challenges that the current wave of technology innovation brings for the Indian subcontinent and the second panel, titled India 2013 – Is It Business As Usual took a deeper look at the financial health and economic environment of the country. View videos >>



Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 7.30am - 11.30am Korn Convocation Hall
UCLA Anderson Forecast, sponsored by the Center for Global Management - The 2013 March Economic Outlook: Can the U.S. Be Competitive in a Globalized World? (click to expand)

Across the globe, countries are trying to dig out of recession and slow growth with export oriented policies. But not every country can achieve this goal, some have to be more import dependent. In recent decades, the U.S. has run large trade deficits. To correct this imbalance the U.S. has to have larger net exports. But can this be achieved in a globalized world? On Wednesday, March 13th, the UCLA Anderson Forecast 2013 March Economic Outlook : Can the U.S. Be Competitive in a Globalized World, sponsored by the Center for Global Management, addressed issues around this question. The event attracted almost 200 business and governmental leaders, faculty and students. Keynote addresses were provided by Mickey Kantor, former Secretary of Commerce and U.S. Trade Representative, and Sebastian Edwards, Distinguished Professor and Henry Ford II Chair in International Management and Faculty Director of the Center for Global Management who addressed global currency issues. These were followed by a discussion on productivity, skills and human capital and an executive panel that featured Dov Charney, CEO and President of American Apparel; Ricardo Bernardes, EVP, California Steel Industries; Peter Matheson, Economic Counselor to the Embassy of the UK; and Carlos Valderrama, SVP Global Initiatives, Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce. View videos >>



Friday, March 1, 2013, 1.00 - 7.00pm - Korn Convocation Hall
2013 Wilbur K. Woo Greater China Business Conference - Opportunities, Challenges and Future Strategies During a New and Transitional Era - A Dialogue Across the Pacific (click to expand)

The seventh annual Wilbur K. Woo Greater China Business Conference, Opportunities, Challenges and Future Strategies During a New and Transitional Era - A Dialogue Across the Pacific was held in Korn Convocation Hall on March 1, 2013. The event brought together a prominent group of influential U.S. and Chinese business leaders and academics to talk about growth industries, strategies and burgeoning investment opportunities following China's transition in leadership, and how Chinese companies are innovating and expanding abroad. Chinese executives from a range of different sectors shared their successes and lessons learned from investing in the U.S., as well as how they are exploring cross-border innovation and collaboration opportunities. Panel discussions and sessions throughout the event featured executives from SolarReserve, Peak Sports USA, Aviation Industry Corp. of China (AVIC) International USA, Launch Tech Co. Ltd. USA, Cathay Bank, HTC America, Lenovo China, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, Panda restaurant Group, PwC, Trina Soar Inc., China Unicom Americas Operations Ltd., and Wing Lung Bank (China Merchants Bank). Congresswoman Judy Chu gave the keynote address. View videos >>



Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 5.00pm - A-201 Collins Center
Global Management Film Series: Southland Premier Screening of Shift Change with Panel Discussion (click to expand)

On Wednesday, February 27, over 60 UCLA graduate and undergraduate students, faculty and members of the local community gathered for the Southland Premier Screening of Shift Change - a new documentary about how worker-owned cooperatives are reshaping the economy around Boston, the U.S. and the world. The screening of the documentary was followed by a panel discussion with the two filmmakers, Melissa Young and Mark Dworkin. Faculty and guest experts in labor relations and workplace, Tobias Higbie, Associate Professor of History at UCLA and Dr. Liz Ryder joined the filmmakers to discuss the larger global and social workplace and employment issues that the film raised.



Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 3.00pm - UCLA Bunche Hall
Robert D. Hormats, Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment - Economic Statecraft: Economic Growth is a Critical Foreign Policy Tool (click to expand)

On Tuesday, February 26, Mr. Robert D. Hormats, Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment addressed a group of UCLA graduate and undergraduate students, and members of the Los Angeles community to discuss Economic Statecraft: Economic Growth as a Critical Foreign Policy Tool. As Harry Truman said, “our relations, foreign and economic, are indivisible.” These words are just as true today, with difficulties in the Eurozone, revolutions bringing political change to the Middle East, and economic growth a domestic American priority. Mr. Hormats talked about how economic growth abroad is good for the world and good for the United States. All states need robust economies to provide for their own needs. Healthy foreign economies raise living standards for their citizens and can create markets for U.S. exports. Economic growth is also crucial for sustaining political change and, as such, is an important component of national and regional stability. Many U.S. foreign policy goals, be they economic, political, social or developmental, can be advanced by promoting economic growth abroad.



Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 5.00pm Korn Convocation Hall
Andre Azoulay, Senior Advisor to His Majesty King Mohammed VI of Morocco - Growth and Stability in Africa* (click to expand)

On Wednesday, February 20 over 150 people gathered in Korn Convocation Hall to hear Andre Azoulay, Senior Advisor to His Majesty King Mohammed VI of Morocco discuss Growth and Stability in Africa. As part of a moderated discussion with Françoise Lionnet, Director, UCLA African Studies Center, Mr. Azoulay talked about Morocco's role in Africa as the continent emerges as a serious economic and political player in the world. He addressed the importance of peace and stability as prerequisites to economic growth and shares his predictions and expectations for Africa. View video >>



Monday, January 14, 2013, 11.30am - 12.30pm B-301, Gold Hall
Gustavo Fontenele, Executive Secretary of the Brazilian Export Processing Zones National Council - U.S. - Brazil Trade Relations and the Export Processing Zones: Current Situation and Investment Prospects* (click to expand)

On Monday, January 14, over 60 MBA students gathered to hear Mr. Gustavo Fontenele discuss trade relations between the United States and Brazil and the country's Export Processing Zones, and review the current situation as well as investment prospects. He discussed the history of Brazil and the country's economic formation, as well as highlighted the differences and similarities of the various regions of the country. He was joined by the Ambassador Bath, the Consul General of Brazil and Leonardo Correa Da Costa, Deputy Consul of Brazil and later spoke over lunch to the GEMBA for the Americas inaugural class. 



Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 4.30 – 6.00pm – Korn Convocations Hall
Eli Groner, Israel’s Minister for Economic Affairs to the United States – “Start Up Nation” : Israel’s Innovation Economy and the Global Marketplace (click to expand)

On Tuesday, November 13, around 100 students and members of the UCLA and Los Angeles communities gathered in Korn Convocation Hall to hear Minister Groner describe how Israel has developed a mindset around innovation that cuts across industries and functions, and why this will be more important than ever in the coming decades. Minister Groner's talk was followed by an open dialogue, moderated by Professor Stuart Gabriel, Arden Realty Chair and Professor of Finance.  View video >> 



Saturday, October 27, 2012, 2.00 - 3.00pm - Billy Wilder Theater, Hammer Museum
China Onscreen Biennial: Film as Culture | Culture in Films Panel Discussion (click to expand)

On Saturday, October 27, at the Billy Wilder Theater, as part of the China Onscreen Biennial, the Center for Global Management in partnership with the UCLA Film & Television Archive, sponsored a panel discussion on the interactive relationship between the film industry and Chinese culture.  The thought-provoking conversation broached the implications of Chinese politics, consumerism and the global influence reflected through films in a country that has quickly become one of the most powerful economies in the world. Panelists included Scarlet Cheng, film journalist and educator; Li Yu, film director of DOUBLE EXPOSURE and Janet Yang, film producer; Sean Metzger, UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television; and Yan Yunxiang, Director of UCLA's Center for Chinese Studies.



Friday, October 19, 2012, 7.30am - UCLA Covel Commons  
A Dialogue on Russia Symposium* (click to expand)
On Friday, October 19,  over 130 American and Russian scholars, business leaders and government officials gathered and engaged in a dialogue on the state of Russia's economy, higher education system, conditions entrepreneurship, and the state of intellectual property law. With support from the U.S. - Russia Foundation, the UCLA EURECA program, sponsored by the UCLA Russian Flagship, the UCLA International Institute and the Center for Global Management, provided participants the opportunity to explore areas for research and educational collaborations and develop perspectives on emerging markets. Students learned about opportunities for training, employment, and entrepreneurship. John Beyrle, Former U.S. Ambassador to the Russian Federation presented an update on U.S. - Russia relations which was followed by insightful panel discussions on Russia's legal system, emerging markets for entrepreneurship as well as discussions around emerging industries and the role of small and medium-sized businesses in Russia's future. 


Thursday, October 4, 2012, 11.30am - Korn Convocation Hall
Paul Laudicina, Chairman of the Board, A.T. Kearney - Beating the Global Odds: Successful Decision-Making in a Confused and Troubled World (click to expand)

On Thursday, October 4th, UCLA Anderson's Center for Global Management hosted Paul Laudicina, Managing Partner and Chairman of global consulting firm A.T. Kearney who discussed his just-released new book Beating the Global Odds, and shared his perspectives on the unique challenges facing today's global business leaders. The Center's first Global Management Speaker Series event attracted over 250 students and faculty. Mr. Laudicina's talk was followed by a very informative discussion, moderated by Professor Sebastian Edwards, Henry Ford II Chair in International Management, touching on how to navigate, focus and make sense of today's world as we confront the challenges of the future. View video >> 



Wednesday & Thursday, September 12 & 13, 2012, 8:30am start time - UCLA Covel Commons
The Americas Business Forum: Creating Jobs Through Exports (click to expand)

The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, the Center for Global Management and the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service held its fourth annual Americas Business Forum - Creating Jobs Through Exports on Wednesday, September 12th and Thursday, 13th. The  two-day program brought together senior commercial officers stationed at 14 U.S. embassies in the Western Hemisphere to discuss export opportunities in Canada, Mexico and Latin America that can help create jobs, bolster trade and grow Southern California's economy. The event attracted more than 200 local business leaders who throughout the two days, engaged in roundtable discussions on economic and political assessments, legal considerations, and finance and logistics. Country briefings to discuss best practices across countries also took place and private one-on-one consultations were available for companies too. View video >>



Tuesday, August 21, 2012, 6.30pm - Executive Dining Room
U.S. Ambassador to Singapore, David Adelman (click to expand)

 Ambassador Adelman shared over dinner, with our Global EMBA for Asia-Pacific students, his latest regional insight, after just completing regional meetings with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the leadership of ASEAN. The private event was an opportunity for students from the school’s Global Executive MBA for Asia Pacific program to meet and dialogue with Ambassador Adelman and hear his thoughts on the current relationship between the United States, Singapore and ASEAN. The Ambassador’s international involvement is not limited to Singapore; he has been at the core of leading trade missions to India, Malaysia and Vietnam. Most recently, he lead the first American trade mission in history to Naypyidaw, the capital of Myanmar. During Ambassador Adelman’s visit to UCLA he also met with UCLA Anderson Dean Judy Olian, UCLA Chancellor Gene Block and Vice Provost Cindy Fan, and participated in a roundtable discussion with faculty across the UCLA campus before talking to students over dinner. View video >>

2011-2012

 
Highlights of the 2011-2012 academic year's events at UCLA Anderson (click to expand)



In January 2012, Pedro Aspe, co-chairman of EverCore Partners and former Secretary of the Treasury of Mexico, spoke to students on Latin America: Business Policy and Opportunities. Later in the day, he participated in UCLA Anderson's Board of Visitors meeting and was joined by CGM board members Francisco Gil Diaz, executive president of Mexico & Central America Telefonica Mexico, and Bernardo Quintana, chairman and CEO of Empresas ICA S.A.B. de C.V., for a panel discussion moderated by Professor Sebastian Edwards, Henry Ford II Chair in International Management.



The center also supports collaborating cross-campus with the UCLA International Institute and area centers to provide more opportunities for UCLA Anderson students to acquire global perspectives and insights on key emerging regions of the world. In collaboration with the UCLA Center for Chinese Studies, the center co-sponsored a lecture by China COSCO Chairman Wei Jiafu, China and the U.S. West Coast: Golden Business Opportunities, held in Korn Convocation Hall on March 5, 2012, as well as a lecture with Robert J. Schmitz, American Public Media's marketplace China correspondent, on The Challenge of Covering a Fast Changing China, on April 18, 2012.



In collaboration with the UCLA African Studies Center, the center co-sponsored a couple of talks. The first, Technology and African Central Banks, held on October 13, 2011, was by Rueben Jaja, president of Africa-USA Chamber of Commerce and post-doctoral visiting scholar at UCLA. The second, The New Global Crossroads in Africa, held on November 3, 2011, was by Haskell Ward, senior vice president of SEACOM, which developed and launched, in July of 2009, the first sub-marine fiber optics communications system linking Eastern and Southern Africa with Europe and Asia.

The center also supports UCLA Anderson students, who are pursuing their specialization in Global Management and AIM Certificate, to attend public lectures both on and off the UCLA campus. Recent events included China's Economy - Macro Trends and Business Strategies for the Asia Society Southern California Asian Economic Outlook Series on March 28, 2012. Also included was the Global Security Seminar Dinner Meeting, featuring a presentation by James Gelvin, UCLA professor of history, on Assessing a Year and a Half of Arab Uprisings, held at the UCLA Faculty Club on May 17, 2012.