Events and Discussions

The Center for Global Management supports, sponsors, and hosts events including symposiums, forums, conferences and discussion series, and invites guest speakers with expertise in key regions of the world to discuss critical issues that impact business, policy, society and management practices. UCLA Anderson students, alumni, faculty, staff as well as the members of the UCLA community and interested members of the general community are invited and encouraged to attend many of our events that are held both in-person and virtually. The Center for Global Management is committed to providing timely and relevant information about critical topics and issues that matter to our community and the world.

Event Spotlight

Tech-Driven Transformations, Innovation and the Role of AI with AI Expert, Kai-Fu Lee

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Upcoming Events

Wednesday, February 28, 2024, 6:00 PM PST

Global Management Speaker Series: Managing the Global Supply Chain and Sourcing Strategies in a Changing World


Wednesday, March 13, 2024, 5:00 PM PST/
Thursday, March 14, 2024, 8:00 AM CST (Virtual)

Wilbur K. Woo Greater China Business Series: Indo-Pacific Economic Framework and the Rise of India: Will It Help the U.S. Counter China’s Influence in Asia-Pacific



Types of Event Programming


Global Conferences & Symposiums

The Center for Global Management collaborates with UCLA Anderson centers, student clubs and entities across the UCLA campus, as well as with external partners on conferences focused on global issues and key geographic regions of the world.

Global Management Speaker & 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 and society.


Global Business & Policy Forum

The Global Business and Policy Forums are a collaborative partnership between the Center for Global Management and the UCLA School of Law's Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy

World Today Discussion Series

The World Today Discussion Series engages the audience in interactive and enriching conversations around current issues that transcend borders. 

Robertson Lectures on Global Business Leadership

In recognition of UCLA Anderson's role in preparing the next generation of global leaders, the Robertson Lecture Series on Global Business Leadership provides opportunities for students to hear global leaders discuss critical issues that impact global business, society and the political economy. 

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Lunch and Dinner Conversation Series

In collaboration with UCLA Anderson's professional and identity clubs, the Center for Global Management connects students to the global community and partners by organizing lunchtime and evening discussions with distinguished global leaders and members of the global alumni community.

External Collaborative Partnerships

In addition to significant collaboration with other centers, departments and student organizations at UCLA Anderson, as well as across campus with the UCLA International Institute, School of Law, Fielding School of Public Health, David Geffen School of Medicine and Luskin School of Public Affairs, the Center for Global Management collaborates with a number of globally recognized organizations.

Featured UCLA Campus Events

Between lectures on contemporary and historical international issues, book talks and film screenings, the broader UCLA campus offers many fascinating discussions and events around global issues and topics.

Highlights of Past Events


Wilbur K. Woo Greater China Business Series: Leadership in Sustainable, Socially Responsible and Tech-Driven Innovation

World Today Discussion Series: Is Globalization Passe?

Roberto Campos Neto B.S. '93, M.A. '95 Governor, Central Bank of Brazil

Latin American Business Series: Brazil’s Role and Advances in Fintech and Digital Payment Systems

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