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.

The DSS helps to meet this goal by providing influential figures to speak on the following topics, among others:

  • Development in emerging markets
  • Critical impediments to U.S. prosperity and appropriate policy responses
  • How new economic powers affect U.S. business prospects

The DSS is supported by the Robert H. Smith School of Business Center for International Business Education (CIBE), 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.

Recently Concluded Event

Carmine Di Sibio, Global Chairman and CEO of EY

September 8, 2020


Carmine Di Sibio

Interim Dean of Maryland Smith, Ritu Agarwal, hosted a conversation with Global Chairman and CEO of EY, Carmine Di Sibio, about global business resilience and globalization, leadership in times of adversity and crisis, and how EY is overcoming challenges associated with the global pandemic as part of the CEO @ Smith and Distinguished Speakers in International Business Series of the Center for Global Business.

Following the CEO @ Smith conversation, EY representatives discussed the EY shared experience, and the judgment and diverse perspectives needed to reframe the future for their clients.

Past Events

Global Trade During COVID 19: WTO Response

Kislaya Prasad, academic director of the Center for Global Business hosted Emmanuelle Ganne of the World Trade Organization to discuss the "Global Trade During COVID 19: WTO Response." Topics discussed included how global trade has been impacted by the pandemic, WTO's responses worldwide, tools it has to support the economic recovery, and how countries are thinking about the future of trade, through the lens of an expert from the WTO.

Women Know Global: A Conversation with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce President

In conversation with Suzanne Clark, president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in celebration of Women’s History Month at Maryland Smith. Focus is 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

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.

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