Fourth Annual Emerging Markets Forum:
Negotiating History, Culture, and Institutions in Emerging Markets
Friday, April 25, 2014
Conference: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Networking reception: 4 - 6 p.m.
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center – Pavilion Room
1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20004
The Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) at the University of Maryland (UMD) presents the 4th Annual UMD Emerging Markets Forum, “Negotiating History, Culture, and Institutions in Emerging Markets.”
Hear and learn about the vast and complicated history of doing business in emerging markets and the cultural and institutional influences in emerging markets around the world. The forum will focus specifically on the business environment in the Islamic world. You’ll gain critical insights on the challenges and opportunities for doing business in the Middle East. UMD CIBER’s slate of distinguished speakers and panelists (listed below) will not only help you understand the macro historical, cultural and institutional influences on emerging markets, but also how these influences affect the business environment in the Islamic world.
The forum is free for all UMD students, faculty, staff and alumni, $25 for non-UMD students, and $50 for professionals. The cost to attend EMF 2014 includes a catered lunch and a networking reception immediately following the forum, sponsored by the MBA Emerging Markets Association. Drinks will be provided.
View the complete forum agenda here and join us on April 25th for EMF 2014. Register now, as space is limited!
Morning Keynote Speaker
Dr. Michele J. Gelfand, Professor and Distinguished University Scholar Teacher, Department of Psychology, University of Maryland
Dr. Gelfand’s work has explored a range of topics including cultural influences on conflict, negotiation, justice and revenge as well as theory and methods of cross-cultural psychology. Currently she is the Principal Investigator for a multi-university research effort studying culture and negotiation in the Middle East.
Lunch Keynote Speaker
Dr. Shibley Telhami, Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development, University of Maryland
Dr. Telhami is an educator, author, and foreign policy advisor who currently is a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institute’s Saban Center. He is a member of the Council of Foreign Relations and serves or has served on a number or boards including the Human Rights Watch and the United States Institute of Peace.
Afternoon Keynote Speaker
Ambassador Edward S. Walker Jr., Christian A. Johnson Distinguished Professor of Global Political Theory, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY and Adjunct Scholar, Middle East Institute; former Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs
Ambassador Walker has a distinguished foreign policy career with concentration on the Middle East. Some of his foreign appointments include: Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, Ambassador to the Arab Republic of Egypt and Ambassador to Israel. He is currently a Professor of Government at Hamilton College and Adjunct Scholar for the Middle East Institute.
Confirmed Panelists include:
- Lobna Ismail – Founder and President, Connecting Cultures, Inc.
- Dr. Peter Mandaville – Director of the Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies & Associate Professor of Government, George Mason University
- Dr. Patricia Sloane-White – Director of Islamic Studies & Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Delaware
- Dr. Bennet Zelner – Associate Professor, Smith School of Business, University of Maryland
The 2014 Emerging Markets Forum is hosted by the Smith School's Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) with major support from the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.