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 dinner conversations with distinguished global leaders. These small gatherings provide unique opportunities for students, in an informal and interactive setting, to hear thoughts and insights on a variety of subjects, including the importance of global perspectives and experience in today's business environment, as well as living, working and conducting business internationally in today’s environment and post COVID-19, and the importance of giving back to the community.

Series Highlights

Lunchtime Discussion on Global Investment Banking and the Nearshoring/Slowbalization Trend Impacting Different Parts of Latin America and Multinational’s Investment Plans with Jim Allen (’93), Senior Advisor and Former Managing Director and Head of M&A – Latin America, Morgan Stanley

May 5, 2023


A Lunchtime Conversation with Yin Hui (’14), Global Marketing Director, Amgen

April 12, 2023


The Role of the International Monetary Fund in Upholding Globalization, with Ping Wang, Communications Officer, International Monetary Fund

February 23, 2023


The Global Media and Entertainment Landscape: Working on the Business and Creative Sides Corporately and then Venturing into the Entrepreneurial World to Start His Own media Companies, with Jon Niermann (’95), CEO and Co-Founder, Loop Media, Inc.

January 24, 2023


The Business of Sustainability in the U.S. and Asia, Working with Public Policy and Advising the Private Sector, with Christine Loh, Former Undersecretary for the Environment, Hong Kong Government

January 12, 2023


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Lunch Series on Tech Innovation in Health: Working in Africa and Engaging with Local Communities to Improve Health Outcomes and Promote Equity in Health Care Services with Evelyn Udedi, project manager and research nurse, UCLA Geffen School of Medicine and UC Global Health Institute, and Alastair van Heerden, research director, Centre for Community-Based Research, Human Sciences Research Council 

October 11, 2022


Arvind Singhal (’82), Chairman, Technopak Advisors and President, UCLA Anderson India Alumni Network

January 21, 2021


Running a Global Business with Kevin Berryman (’87), President and CFO, Jacobs Engineering Group

November 5, 2020


Maximizing Your MBA As A Launchpad for your Career and with Brittany Blackamore (’16), Management Consultant, Boston Consulting Group and Founder and CEO, Suitcase of Joy

October 28, 2020


Global Media and Entertainment and Its Changing Landscape with Jon Niermann (’95), President and CEO, Loop Media, Inc.

October 27, 2020