Global Management Speaker and Lecture Series The center invites important and influential speakers with expertise in key regions of the world to discuss critical issues that impact the global political economy and global business. The center also supports collaborating cross-campus with the UCLA International Institute and its regionally focused area centers to provide more opportunities for UCLA Anderson students, alumni and the community to acquire global perspectives and insights on key emerging regions of the world.
Upcoming Center Sponsored Events Those events marked with an asterisk * are qualifying events for UCLA Anderson students pursuing the specialization in Global Management and AIM certificate.
Events will resume in the Fall Quarter.
Other Upcoming UCLA Events Those events marked with an asterisk * are qualifying events for UCLA Anderson students pursuing the specialization in Global Management and AIM certificate.
Events will resume in the Fall Quarter.
Past Center Sponsored Events
All events below are qualifying events for UCLA Anderson students pursuing the specialization in Global Management and AIM certificate.
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. Video will be available soon
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? Video will be available soon.
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. Video will be available soon
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)
As 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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. >>
Tuesday, August 21, 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 >>
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.
All Upcoming Events Those events marked with an asterisk * are qualifying events for UCLA Anderson students pursuing the specialization in Global Management and AIM certificate