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Distinguished Speakers Series in International Business

The Trade GuysTariffs and Trade Wars

Thursday, September 13, 2018
6–7:30 p.m.
Frank Auditorium — Van Munching Hall
College Park, MD


In its first Distinguished Speakers in International Business Series event of the year, the Center for Global Business will host "The Trade Guys" from the Center for Strategic & International Studies at the Smith School of Business for a live recording of the weekly podcast by the same name. The topic of this special podcast will be the distributional effects of tariffs, specifically the difficulties they create for logistics and supply chain operators. The Trade Guys will be joined by special guest Rick Powers of the Port of Baltimore.

Other upcoming DSS events for the academic year 2018–19 include:

October 18, 2018: Trade in Southeast Asia
6–7 p.m.
Room 2333, Van Munching Hall
College Park, MD

November 15, 2018: Global Competencies for the 21st Century Workplace Alumni Panel
6–7:30 p.m.
Room 2333, Van Munching Hall
College Park, MD

February 6, 2019: Erik Peterson of A.T. Kearney Presents Global Business Trends for 2019
6–7 p.m.
Room 2333, Van Munching Hall
College Park, MD

March 13, 2019: Women in Emerging Markets
6–7 p.m.
Room 2333, Van Munching Hall
College Park, MD

The DSS is supported by the Robert H. Smith School of Business Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER), a grant provided by the U.S. Department of Education to foster international understanding and promote the ability for U.S. businesses to compete globally, and in particular, emerging markets.

Past speakers of the DSS series have included:

  • Thomas Friedman, Author of Thank You for Being Late
  • Gillian Henker, Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder, Sisu Global Health
  • Peter Karenge, President & Architect, BizSolutions 360 Inc.
  • Bonny Musefano, Commercial Attache, Embassy of Rwanda
  • Hulya Ulku, Senior Economist, Global Indicators Group, Development Economics, World Bank Group
  • Rania Habiby Anderson, Founder of The Way Women Work and author of Undeterred: The Six Successful Habits of Women in Emerging Economies
  • Kirsten Brecht Baker, CEO, Global Professional Search
  • Rick Callaway, Global Supply Chain Australia Manager, Northrop Grumman
  • Marc Melkonian, Business Development Manager, Defense and Security, Bechtel Corporation
  • Lisa K. Hunt, Executive Vice President, International Services & Special Business Development, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
  • Daniella Taveau, Global Regulatory and Trade Strategist, King & Spalding
  • Mike Gill, Secretary of the Maryland Department of Commerce
  • Shankar Venkateswaran, Chief of TATA Sustainability Group
  • His Excellency Mohammed Jaham Al Kuwari, Qatari Ambassador to the United States
  • Dr. Robie Samanta Roy, Vice President of Technology and Innovation, Lockheed Martin
  • Dr. Moises Naim, Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • Christopher Schroeder, Entrepreneur and Author, Startup Rising
  • Dr. Anil K. Gupta, Michael Dingman Chair in Strategy, Globalization and Entrepreneurship, University of Maryland
  • Mikael Baker, Senior Project Manager, FHI 360
  • Lana Bronipolsky, VP of Finance/CFO, MPOWER Financing
  • Maurice Nick, Supply Planning Manager, Stanley Black & Decker