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.

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.

Conversation with Maryland Department of Commerce Secretary
Wednesday, March 27, 2019



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



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.

Global Economic Outlook for 2019
February 4, 2019



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.



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.


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


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, trainings and helps create a community for existing or want-to-be entrepreneurs. The podcasts themselves are engaging interviews based around 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.