Global Pulse

The Global Pulse is a short, 2-3 minute video series released on Wednesdays featuring Maryland Smith faculty who break down a trending global topic and why it matters to you.

If you're interested in being featured on an upcoming video or would like to propose a topic to discuss, please contact Santiago Luna at sluna@rhsmith.umd.edu.


Episode 25: Two Major Industries Take a Hit Due to COVID-19

David Kass, clinical professor at Maryland Smith, shares insights into two industries that have been extremely impacted by COVID-19 and what it might take for them to recover.

Episode 24: COVID-19 Special Edition: The Effect on African Countries

The special edition features Maryland Smith faculty with regional expertise discussing how different parts of the world are handling the COVID-19 pandemic. This episode features Lemma W. Senbet, William E. Mayer Chair Professor of Finance, and his analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on the African continent.

Episode 23: COVID-19 Special Edition: China and France

This special edition features Maryland Smith faculty with regional expertise discussing how different parts of the world are handling the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • China: Zhi-Long Chen, Orkand Corporation Professor of Management Science
  • France: Judy Frels, Senior Fellow, Executive Development Programs and Clinical Professor

Episode 22: The New Era of Digital Globalization

Anil K. Gupta, Michael D. Dingman Chair in Strategy and Entrepreneurship, discusses how the world is transitioning out of traditional globalization into the new era of digital globalization.

Episode 21: COVID-19 Special Edition: Brazil and Canada

Paulo Prochno, assistant dean, part-time MBA, and online programs
Martin Dresner, professor and area chair

Episode 20: COVID-19 Special Edition: Iceland and Romania

Margrét Bjarnadóttir, assistant professor of management science and statistics
Adina Dabu, associate research professor

Episode 19: COVID-19 Special Edition: India and Taiwan

Kislaya Prasad, research professor and academic director, Center for Global Business
Woei-Jyh (Adam) Lee, lecturer

Episode 18: How Public Health IT Systems Are Combating COVID-19

Kenyon Crowley, managing director of the Center for Health Information and Decision Systems, discusses how public health IT systems are being utilized to combat and monitor coronavirus, and the challenges involved with the quality of data and information exchange.

Episode 17: The Role of Technology During COVID-19 Pandemic

Joseph P. Bailey, associate research professor at Maryland Smith, discusses how technology has transformed and facilitated communications around the world during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Episode 16: The Ethics Behind Making Big Decisions Surrounding Coronavirus

Judy Frels, clinical professor and senior fellow of executive development programs at Maryland Smith, discusses the ethical implications involved with making public health decisions due to coronavirus.

Episode 15: How Culture Shapes the Message About Coronavirus

Mary Beth Furst, associate clinical professor in marketing at Maryland Smith, looks at Hofstede's cultural dimensions to analyze how countries craft their message about the coronavirus.

Episode 14: Tourism Industry Takes a Hit From Coronavirus 

Margret Bjarnadottir, assistant professor of management science and statistics, looks at the impact the coronavirus poses on the tourism industry.

Episode 13: Wine spared in the latest round of trade disputes with the EU

Kislaya Prasad, research professor and academic advisor for the Center for Global Business, discusses the latest round of trade disputes between the United States and the European Union.

Episode 12: The Arrival of Brexit

G. "Anand" Anandalingam, Ralph J. Tyser Professor of Management Science at Maryland Smith, talks about the recent departure of Britain from the European Union and the implications.

Episode 11: The Impact of Coronavirus on Supply Chains

Sandor Boyson, research professor at Maryland Smith, talks about the impact of the coronavirus on supply chain systems.

Episode 10: A Blockbuster IPO: Aramco

Zeinab Karake, clinical professor at Maryland Smith, and her take on Aramco's IPO.

Episode 9: Redefining the Role of Business Schools

Rebecca Bellinger, executive director of the Center for Global Business at Maryland Smith and her takeaways from the Global Business School Network's (GBSN) conference in Portugal.

Episode 8: Progress on the Trade Front

Kislaya Prasad, research professor and academic director of the Center for Global Business, provides an update on the global trade news of the past week.

Episode 7: Argentina's Future Remains Unclear After Elections

Cecilia Bustamante, assistant professor of finance, shares her thoughts on Argentina after the elections.

Episode 6: Reshaping the International Business Environment

Erik Peterson, partner and managing director for the Global Business Policy Council at A.T. Kearney, talks about the new challenges facing the international business environment. Peterson is a member of the CGB's advisory board.

Episode 5: US-China Trade Agreements

Gary Cohen analyzes why there are problems with the truce of the U.S.-China trade agreements.

Episode 4: India's Softening Economy

Progyan Basu, clinical professor at Maryland Smith, talks about some of the reasons behind India's softening economy. 

Episode 3: Declining FedEx Revenues

Martin Dresner, professor and chair of the logistics, business and public policy department at Maryland Smith discusses FedEx revenues.

Episode 2: Amazon Fires

Paulo Prochno, clinical professor at Maryland Smith, shares his view on some of the causes for the fires in the Amazon, as well as what consumers can do about it.

Episode 1: Brexit

Karen Hallows, senior lecturer of finance at Maryland Smith, shares her take on Brexit.