Global Management Speaker and Lecture Series
The Center for Global Management 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 Global Management (formerly known as AIM) Certificate.
Please check back again late summer for center sponsored events during 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 Global Management (formerly known as AIM) Certificate.
Please check back again late summer for other upcoming UCLA events during the Fall quarter.
Past Center Sponsored Events
All events below are qualifying events for UCLA Anderson students pursuing the Specialization in Global Management and Global Management (formerly known as AIM) Certificate.
- Thursday, May 22 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 >>
- 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.
- 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 >>
- 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 Entreprenuers 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 >>
- 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)
- 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. View video >>
- 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 Global Management (formerly known as AIM) Certificate.
Please check back again late summer for center sponsored events and other upcoming UCLA events during the Fall quarter.