Teaching Guides

The Distinguished Speakers in International Business Series


The Future of Everything
2030 will be a pivotal year. Based on Mauro F. Guillén's extensive research into some of the biggest trends shaping our near future, we are likely to see significant changes in global demographics, wealth distribution, and technology adoption.

Closing the Gender Gap in the Global Economy
During the Women Know Global virtual event hosted by the Center for Global Business (CGB) at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business, four female business, development and research leaders offered insights on how to position women for success in the global economy.

Global Trends for 2020 Through 2025
Erik Peterson of Kearney joins Professor Kislaya Prasad to discuss five key global trends from Kearney's latest annual report, The Great Shakeout: Global Trends of 2020 through 2025.

Global Trade in the New Year
A new administration and gradual recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic make the year 2021 a unique one. Javier Lopez Gonzalez argues that the focal points for trade policy should be an evaluation of the current global value chain, "trade and" issues such as international competition and digitalization, and overall governance on global trade. e New Year

The Trade Guys
Based on current trends in global trade, trade experts Scott Miller and Bill Reinsch of the Center for Strategic and International Studies break down the buzz around trade, how it affects policy, and how it impacts your day-to-day. In particular, their discussion focuses on the trade policies of the Biden Administration and how these differ from the Trump Administration, China’s trade strategy, trade’s impact on climate, and continuous disruptions to the global supply chain.


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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