As one of its strategic pillars, the Center for Global Business strives to achieve its mission through providing thought leadership in International Business by inviting influential policy-makers, scholars, industry leaders, and others to the university to speak about emerging trends in international business such as global trade, emerging markets, etc. Our thought leadership events are meant to serve as a resource to students, faculty, and industry professionals. Most importantly, these events also complement the Smith School curriculum and enhance the global business acumen of our students.

The Center’s signature events have included the Distinguished Speakers Series in International Business (a series of panels and talks held throughout the academic year), the Emerging Markets Forum, and other events that shape the conversation on global business issues.