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5th Annual Conference on Complexity in Business

The 5th annual conference on complexity in business will be held in downtown Washington, DC on November 7 and 8, 2013.  This conference, sponsored by the Center for Complexity in Business at the Robert H. Smith School of Business is the premier meeting to discuss research at the intersection of complex systems and business.  The conference will be a 1.5 day event and will include talks by thought leaders and an audience blend of academics and industry practitioners.

Smith Co-Hosts Gathering of Top Finance Policymakers, Practitioners

The Robert H. Smith School of Business recently co-hosted a Washington D.C. gathering of about 70 senior policymakers and banking executives for a discussion of key issues relating to enhancing systemic risk awareness, harmonization and integration in global systemic risk regulation.

The Bretton Woods Committee and Deloitte partnered with Smith in the July 26 event titled "Navigating transformational change of the global financial landscape: Realizing systemic stability, avoiding unintended consequences.”

Can Game Theory Help Decision Makers?

Can game theory help decision makers? “Sometimes” seemed to be the answer, in a wide-ranging dialogue between Dr. Thomas Schelling, recipient of the 2005 Nobel Prize in Economics, and William Mayer, senior partner of Park Avenue Equity Partners and former dean of the Smith School. The discussion was held at the BB&T Colloquium on Capitalism, Ethics and Leadership on Thursday, November 8, 2012. The annual event, hosted by the Center for Leadership, Innovation and Change (CLIC), is sponsored by BB&T and held at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Smith Business Summit Draws Students, Industry Experts Deep into the Issues

Smith School Business Summit 2013

Just before launching their real estate panel discussion, the moderator and panelists abruptly abandoned the stage and instructed the audience to encircle and join them on the main floor. An intimate, spirited discussion ensued as both experts and inquisitive MBAs delved into the state of Washington, D.C.’s commercial real estate industry and its broader implications.

Center for Financial Policy Hosts Distinguished Speaker Event Series

Jaime Caruana, General Manager for the Bank for International Settlements (BIS)

Jaime Caruana

The Center for Financial Policy at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business hosted Jaime Caruana, General Manager for the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), on April 15, 2013 as part of the center’s Distinguished Speakers Event Series.

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