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Thank you for your interest. The Center for Global Management is currently working on programs, courses and events. Events will be posted here soon!
For recent events from the 2021-22 academic year, we invite you to review our Past Events and visit the CGM’s video gallery.

October 5, 2022

5:00 p.m.

World Today Discussion Series: Is Globalization Passé? A Discussion with Jim Moffatt (’87), Former Global CEO and Vice Chairman, Deloitte Consulting

As the global economy was beginning to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, Russia invaded the Ukraine and has been sanctioned from the West; relations between China and the U.S. have been deteriorating; and supply-chain shocks have roiled markets for food, energy and other commodities. Discussions on reshoring are on the minds of many business and political leaders. Is globalization over or is it merely changing shape?

Please join the UCLA Anderson Center for Global Management (CGM) and Professor Chris Tang in a moderated discussion with global strategy expert Jim Moffatt (’87), former global CEO and vice chairman, Deloitte Consulting. Moffatt will address the major challenges firms face during this unsettling period and explore the implications of both sides of the debate. Is globalization as the world has experienced over the last three decades dead, as Blackrock’s Larry Fink suggested in a letter to shareholders earlier this year? Or, is globalization still alive and simply evolving into a new kind of globalization that is more about security than efficiency that could change the world economy for the better, keeping the benefits of openness while improving resilience? Open to UCLA students, alumni, faculty, staff and members of the extended UCLA and general community. Registration will open soon.

The World Today Discussion Series engages the audience in interactive and enriching conversations around current issues that transcend borders. UCLA and Anderson faculty, alumni, board members and thought leaders share their perspectives on the critical global topics and issues that matter to our community and the world. Through balanced discourse, the series serves as a neutral forum to educate the community on global issues, while at the same time encouraging debate and examination.

The discussion is also part of the Global Management Speaker Series, supported by the Class of 2022.

October 6, 2022

4:00 p.m.

World Today Discussion Series: International Relations and Joining NATO: Sweden’s Foreign Policy and Its Domestic Accomplishments with Environmental Issues and Gender Equality with Karin Olofsdotter, Sweden’s Ambassador to the U.S.

Sweden is known for its high quality of life measures and standard of living with relatively equal distribution of wealth. More than half of Sweden’s national energy supply comes from renewables and in 2021, Sweden ranked second in the UN Sustainable Development Report. Sweden has also long been a strong promoter of gender equality, ranking first in the EU on the Gender Equality Index. However, the war in Ukraine is driving economic slowdown in the Nordics as energy shortages accelerate and inflation continues upward – heightening macroeconomic risks for the country.

Please join the UCLA Anderson Center for Global Management (CGM) in hosting Her Excellency Karin Olofsdotter, Ambassador of Sweden to the United States, for a presentation and moderated conversation with Professor Chris Tang, faculty director of the CGM. Ambassador Olofsdotter will address current global issues, Sweden’s role in the EU and its decision to join NATO. She will also share her observations on environmental challenges of the future and discuss how Sweden is making big strides towards safeguarding the future as well as conserving the past and its ambitious goals for sustainability and gender equality. Ambassador Olofsdotter will be joined by Okko-Pekka Salmimies, Consul General of Finland in Los Angeles.

About Her Excellency Karin Olofsdotter, Ambassador of Sweden to the United States

Ambassador Olofsdotter is an accomplished diplomat. Her career in the Foreign Service started in 1994 with her first posting to the Embassy of Sweden in Moscow. In the years following, she worked in security policy and defense issues as well as in numerous leadership posts within the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, including serving as Chief of Staff for several of its Ministers and Director of the Ministers’ Office. She has also served as part of the Swedish delegation to NATO and at the Swedish EU Representation in Brussels, working with European security policy and defense issues. Prior to assuming the role as Ambassador to the United States, she served as Director-General for Trade at the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs. She has also held the position of Deputy Director-General and Head of the Department for Promotion of Sweden, Trade, and CSR at the Foreign Ministry.

Open to UCLA students, faculty, staff and members of the UCLA community. Bruin ID required.

The World Today Discussion Series engages the audience in interactive and enriching conversations around current issues that transcend borders. UCLA and Anderson faculty, alumni, board members and thought leaders share their perspectives on the critical global topics and issues that matter to our community and the world. Through balanced discourse, the series serves as a neutral forum to educate the community on global issues, while at the same time encouraging debate and examination.

October 7, 2022

12:00 p.m.

Center for Global Management Mentor Program. Applications Due by Friday, October 7, 2022

The CGM Mentor Program provides UCLA Anderson MBA students with a unique opportunity to connect and form meaningful relationships with some of the center's global advisory members, many of whom are UCLA and Anderson alumni, who offer valuable counsel and guidance on professional endeavors, living and working abroad, global business and life lessons. Although mentors can provide guidance for career choices and serve as a sounding board for students as they make decisions about career choices, this is not a job placement program. Now accepting 2022-23 applications from students across all four MBA programs through October 7 (noon PDT). For more information on the CGM Mentor Program, including eligibility, the application process and timeline, please visit >> and for questions, please email >>

October 11, 2022

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Lunchtime Discussion on Tech Innovation in Health: Working in Africa and Engaging with Local Communities to Improve Health Outcomes and Promote Equity in Health Care Service

The Center for Global Management (CGM) will host a lunchtime conversation with Malawi-based Evelyn Udedi a project manager and research nurse with the UCLA Geffen School of Medicine and UC Global Health Institute, and South Africa-based Alastair van Heerden, research director, Centre for Community-Based research, Human Sciences Research Council who has worked with a number of UCLA Anderson GAP and AMR applied management teams to help strengthen health and development services in South Africa using business theory and approaches. They will address technology innovation in health, using business approaches to strengthen government and non-governmental programs, effectively integrating services, and engaging with communities and service providers. They will also share more about their backgrounds and experiences working in Africa to improve health outcomes and promote equity in health care service, as well as collaboration with, and key learnings from AMR and GAP teams.

The luncheon will provide an opportunity for interested MBA students to meet with Alastair and Evelyn in an informal and interactive setting and hear about their programs and work in Africa to achieve these objectives. They will share more about UCLA’s and UC’s Southern Africa programs, the importance of community engagement in underserved communities around the globe, and the ecosystems necessary to achieve lasting impact and meaningful change. They will also discuss the changing world of public health and how innovation can come from inspiration taken from what people do in other countries and then applied here in the United States to achieve impact in our own local communities. Open to UCLA Anderson Students and by Invitation Only. Space is limited. RSVP required. For more details >>

November 2, 2022

5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Global Business & Policy Forum Discussion Over Dinner on Cryptocurrency: Regulations, Implications and Complications!

Join the UCLA Anderson Center for Global Management and UCLA School of Law’s Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy for a discussion on cryptocurrency including how it should be regulated, its implications for the U.S. and global economies, and the challenges we are likely to confront as cryptocurrency becomes more prevalent in daily transactions. Matthew Gertler (B.A. ’11), General Counsel of Reserve, which has created a stable universal digital currency, will lead the discussion. Gertler has been involved in fintech throughout his career, including time at Venmo, Earnest, and co-founding Digital Asset Research, an advisor to institutional investors in crypto. He was an associate at the international law firm, Milbank LLP, and also has his own law firm. Gertler earned his B.A. in economics and history from UCLA and a MSc in Digital Currency from the University of Nicosia. He also holds JD/MBA degrees from USC’s Gould School of Law and Marshall School of Business.

Over a decade since the development of BITCOIN, financial and legal systems struggle to catch up with the explosion of cryptocurrencies. Coinbase reported that as of July 2022, there are more than 10,000 tradeable cryptocurrencies. One study estimates that 321 million people worldwide own cryptocurrencies as of mid-2022. Some analysts predict that the global blockchain market will grow by US$39 billion by 2025. The past two years have witnessed a rollercoaster in the cryptocurrency markets. Comedian Larry David starred in a Superbowl ad that touted the virtues of investing in cryptocurrency, even if the investor cannot understand how it works. In January 2022, Bitcoin was trading at $37,928. At the beginning of September 2022, it is trading slightly over $19,000. Yet, despite its potential for volatility and concerns about its impact on the environment and its use in criminal activity, cryptocurrency is seen by many as a possible future of money and exchange. Please join us for a thoughtful discussion and interactive conversation on the state of cryptocurrency and how it may affect our future.

This forum is a collaborative partnership between the Center for Global Management and UCLA School of Law's Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy. Open to UCLA Anderson and Law School Students only. RSVP required. Remote participation in the discussion from UCLA Anderson and Law Schools students is available upon request. Registration will open soon. For more details >>