The Center for Global Management partners with the Latin American Business Association (LABA) to invite prominent and influential private- and public-sector leaders, including UCLA Anderson alumni, to engage with students through interactive conversations that address the region’s important and influential role in the global economy. Speakers share experiences, insights and forecasts on the economic, political and social prospects for the region and discuss career, business and investment opportunities. For recent highlights in this series, please visit >>
Africa’s Readiness for Climate Change (ARCC) Virtual Forum 2021
International Symposium on Global Chinese Entrepreneurship (Virtual)
2020 and Beyond: Spotlight on a Shared Future
The CGM sponsored the fifth annual Los Angeles Global Health Conference (LAGHC) at UCLA’s Covel Commons. “2020 and Beyond: Spotlight on a Shared Future” brought together around 300 people from various disciplines across academia, NGOs, business and the public sector to discuss the current status of world health and provided an interactive educational forum to address innovative ways to tackle health disparities — both locally and globally. The opening keynote address, “How Do You Eat an Elephant? Learning Lessons for a Shared Global Health Agenda,” was delivered by Elizabeth Anne Bukasi, MBCHB, M. MED, MPH, Ph.D., PGD, MBE, chief research officer of Kenya Medical Research Institute. The day also included numerous breakout sessions that explored topics such as global crises: epidemics, disasters and threats; innovation in global health: film and technology; vulnerable populations: migrant and refugee health; and gender equality and sexual and reproductive care.
Spencer Feliciano-Lyons and Connie Jiang (far right) from the full-time MBA Class of 2020 presented in a breakout session on “Bridging the Digital Divide in Sweetwaters, South Africa.” They discussed elements of their CGM supported AMR field study project with the Human Sciences Research Council, in which they were tasked with identifying a viable long-term solution to increase affordable data access to the impoverished rural community of Sweetwaters in South Africa that would in turn help to better understand barriers to entry of mHealth applications. The presentation addressed the digital divide, focused on the implications of the divide on human and social development, and demonstrated how business school students approach issues of global health. The LAGHC was organized by students from medicine, public health and other disciplines from universities across the region, including the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, Fielding School of Public Health, undergraduate departments and the USC Institute on Inequalities in Global Health, among others. The CGM was a silver sponsor.
Immigration and Health Care: Status, Access and Bridging the Disparity
The 23rd annual UCLA Health Care Symposium, whose 2019 theme was “Immigration and Health Care: Status, Access and Bridging the Disparity,” explored the relationship between immigration and the health care system, and addressed how social justice is a means to improving access to health care among immigrants in the United States. The symposium brought together students, physicians, administrators, public health leaders and members of the local community. It helped to increase awareness of immigration as a public health issue and encouraged discussion on working together to end barriers to health care access and finding solutions to the health care disparities. The symposium is an expression of interest and excitement on the part of UCLA medical students ― who believe that students of all levels can be valuable contributors to the conversations that are reshaping our health care system and, consequently, our health. The CGM was a sponsor of the symposium, together with various cross-campus units such as UCLA Health, the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, the Fielding School of Public Health and the UCLA International Institute.
Water in the Middle East and Africa: A Nexus of Cooperation and Conflict
UCLA hosted the inaugural international and interdisciplinary conference, “Water in the Middle East and Africa: A Nexus of Cooperation and Conflict.” The event brought together scholars and practitioners to address one of the most critical challenges of our time: water security. It was organized around three broad topics — food security, health and environment, and the geopolitics of water — with an understanding that these issues overlap and intersect. Speakers contributed a breadth of expertise and perspectives, from the vantages of engineering, earth system science, urban planning, public health, law, international relations and conflict resolution. The conference was open to students and scholars, professionals from industry and nonprofit organizations, government officials, and members of the general public interested in enriching their knowledge of the issues surrounding water scarcity and the innovative technology and policy solutions that will help to ensure a water-secure future. The keynote address on “Climate Change, Oceans and Human Health” was delivered by Distinguished University Professor Rita Colwell, whose interests at the University of Maryland College Park and as an adjunct professor at John Hopkins University are focused on global infectious diseases, water, and health. The conference was organized by a variety of cross-campus partners, led by the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israeli Studies. Partners included the Center for Global Management, UCLA Africa Studies Center, UCLA Center for the Study of International Migration, UCLA Center for Middle East Development, UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and the Luskin Center for Innovation, as well as the UCLA Water Resources Group and the UCLA Water Technology Research Center.