Teaching Guides

Distinguished Speakers Series in International Business: Teaching Guides


Global Competencies for the 21st Century Workplace

Smith School alumni discussed the importance of a global mindset in today’s business environment and the impact of the global Covid-19 pandemic on their workplace. The panelists shared personal and professional journeys that inspired their interest in international affairs and global business.


The Global Business Outlook from Citi’s Global Chief Economist

It has been seven months since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak a global pandemic. The global chief economist of Citi, Catherine Mann, saw the current state of the economy as the worst economic contraction in memory.

Global Business Resilience and Leadership in Times of Adversity and Global Health Crisis

EY Global Chairman and CEO, Carmine Di Sibio shared how he has been leading his global firm of 300,000 people across more than 150 countries through the Covid-19 pandemic.


Global Competencies for the 21st Century Workplace

For its annual Distinguished Speakers Series in International Business during International Education Week, the Center for Global Business hosted a conversation with Smith alumni on global competencies for the 21st-century workplace.

Year-Ahead Predictions 2020, The A.T. Kearney Report

Erik Peterson, a partner at Kearney and managing director of the firm’s Global Business Policy Council, presented the firm’s Year-Ahead Predictions for 2020.

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

A conversation with Suzanne Clark, president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in celebration of Women’s History Month. Clark is the organization’s first female president in its 108-year history.

North American Trade and the USMCA

Prior to USMCA’s adaptation, policy and industry experts discuss the impact of the proposed replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the impacts it may have on the automotive, dairy, and information technology industries.

AI and the Global Supply Chain

Policy and industry experts discuss how artificial intelligence and the digital supply chain will likely have a major effect on the global economy and international trade.

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