Resources

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP AND RESEARCH [+]

The Center for Global Business brings together policymakers, academics, business leaders, and students to explore issues affecting global commerce and support knowledge creation for the global economy.

2020 Annual Forum on Global Trade and the Coming Climate Disruption
April 20, 2020

HIGHLIGHTS AND VIDEO

The Center for Global Business' Annual Forum is an event occurring every spring that brings together distinguished voices from the academic, policy, diplomatic, and business communities to speak on a different theme each year. This year we welcomed Paul Brenton of the World Bank, Alice Hill from the Council on Foreign Relations, and Bob Orr from the University of Maryland's School of Public Policy and United Nations under-secretary-general to speak on the topic of "Global Trade and the Coming Climate Disruption."

Women Know Global: A Conversation with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce President
Monday, March 2, 2020

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The Center for Global Business hosted a conversation with Suzanne Clark, president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in celebration of Women's History Month at Maryland Smith. The conversation focussed on the U.S. Chamber's goals for global trade and new workforce development initiatives, Clark's career path, and the challenges and opportunities for women in international business.

Year-Ahead Predictions 2020, the A.T. Kearney Report
February 3, 2020

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Kislaya Prasad, academic director of CGB and Erik Peterson, partner and managing director of the global business policy council at A.T. Kearney, have a discussion on the ten significant trends and events that will impact the global business environment this year. Access the report »

Leveraging a Global Mindset for Business Growth: Preparing Talent to Serve U.S. Industry Needs

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The U.S. Department of Education and Title VI Centers for the International Business Education hosted a workshop focused on incorporating global and cultural competencies into school programs and businesses.

2019 Annual Forum with Ian Bremmer
The Center for Global Business Annual Forum is an event occurring every spring that brings together distinguished voices from the academic, policy, diplomatic, and business communities to speak on a different theme each year. This year we welcomed Ian Bremmer, Eurasia Group's President.

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

2019 Distinguished Speaker Series in International Business

The Distinguished Speakers Series (DSS) presents the latest trends in international business and provokes conversation among undergraduate and graduate students, policy experts, and business executives alike.

Global Competencies for the 21st Century Workplace
November 21, 2019

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For its annual Distinguished Speakers Series in International Business during International Education Week, the Center for Global Business at Maryland Smith hosted a conversation with Smith alumni on global competencies for the 21st-century workplace on Thursday, November 21.

North American Trade and the USMCA
October 15, 2019

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The Center for Global Business hosted its second Distinguished Speakers Series in International Business this fall on North American Trade and the USMCA on October 15, 2019. Policy and industry experts discussed how the USMCA will impact the automotive, dairy, and information technology industries here in the United States. 

AI and the Global Supply Chain
September 19, 2019

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The Center for Global Business hosted its first Distinguished Speakers Series in International Business this fall on AI and the Global Supply Chain on September 19, 2019. Policy and industry experts discussed how artificial intelligence and the digital supply chain will likely have a major effect on the global economy and international trade.

Conversation with Maryland Department of Commerce Secretary
March 27, 2019

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The Center for Global Business hosted a conversation with Secretary Kelly Schulz of the Maryland Department of Commerce and CGB's executive director, Rebecca Bellinger. The conversation focused on Schulz's career path, the goals of commerce in the context of global trade, international investment and trade and industry in Maryland, and women in (international) business. 

Global Competencies for the 21st Century Workplace
February 11, 2019

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The Center for Global Business hosted a panel discussion on Global Competencies for the 21st Century Workplace. Smith School alumni discussed the importance of a global mindset in today's business environment. The panel discussion was moderated by CGB's executive director Rebecca Bellinger.

Alumni Panelists included:

  • Rocio Holub '04, Senior Manager, Global Operations, DAI Global
  • Rashida Petersen '03, CEO and Founder, 1847 Philanthropic
  • Jason Siesko '98, Head of Education Consulting Delivery Americas, SAP

Global Economic Outlook for 2019
February 4, 2019

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A one-on-one discussion on the Global Economic Outlook for 2019 and beyond. Erik Peterson, Partner and Managing Director, of AT Kearney's Global Business Policy Council talks about their newest report, "On Thin Ice," the outlook on the international economy over the next four years. The discussion was hosted by CGB's academic director Kislaya Prasad.

BUSINESS RESOURCES [+]

The Center for Global Business, in partnership with the Maryland Partners in International Trade (MAPIT) Alliance, offers webinars and other training designed to help businesses export and take their products and services into the global marketplace. Here are some recordings and upcoming events designed to assist businesses in Maryland to globalize their website, market digitally, access funding, and more.

You Can’t Travel, but Your Products Can: Shipping and Logistics During a Pandemic

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Quarantine Yourself, Not Your Business: Strategies to Stay Connected With Your Global Markets

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Everyone is Online: Reaching Your Global Customer Through Digital Marketing

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CIBE RESOURCES [+]

CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT [+]

Here is a collection of informative videos and podcasts that explore relevant and topical issues facing the international business community. They can be watched/listened to at your convenience or shown/played in your classroom or at your event in order to incorporate more global learning easily into the content. If you would like assistance incorporating this into a classroom discussion please reach out to the CIBE department.

Videos

BBC World Service: Global Business
In depth interviews and news coverage of the biggest trends and discussions in global business.

Podcasts

BBC World Business Report
Broadcast daily, the BBC provides analysis of global business and economic issues. Visit the website to find current reports related to classroom discussions.

Entrepreneur on Fire
Interviews with entrepreneurs are only the beginning with this website. Entrepreneur on Fire also provides resources, training and helps create a community for existing or want-to-be entrepreneurs. The podcasts themselves are engaging interviews based on key skills and behaviors of top-performing entrepreneurs.

HBR Ideacast from Harvard Business Review
HBR provides important business learnings in interviews with experts in short, digestible podcasts. It airs weekly and doesn't require a subscription fee.