‘De-Sinicization’ and Manufacturing in China

SMITH BRAIN TRUST  China is said to be confronting an economic challenge as a trend toward “de-sinicization,” or the removal or elimination of Chinese culture, takes hold in the world supply chain. “Companies around the world are expected to alter their supply chains to be less dependent on China in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis," according to a recent report in The Diplomat.

Distinguished Speaker Series: Global Trade During COVID 19

Global Trade During COVID 19: WTO Response

Join Kislaya Prasad, academic director of the Center for Global Business as he hosts Emmanuelle Ganne of the World Trade Organization to discuss the "Global Trade During COVID 19: WTO Response." Topics to be discussed include 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. 

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July 27, 2020 - 8:30am

‘Be Brave By Being Safe’

Aliya JonesA Maryland Smith alumna made the roster of InStyle magazine’s Badass 50 — and she’s got some advice for you. "Just be brave," says Aliya Jones, MBA ’18.

"Be brave by being safe. Be brave by sitting with uncomfortable feelings. Be brave enough to recognize when you're not OK. And be brave enough to get the help you need."

Virtual Tax Filing Assistance: How Maryland Smith Students Serve Peers, Community

When COVID-19 prompted a mid-March campus “Terp” shutdown it also halted TerpTax, a 6-year-old, free on-campus tax-filing service. Maryland students – mostly Maryland Smith accounting majors and including both master’s students and undergrads – had been assisting student peers and low-income members of the surrounding community, as both walk-ins and by appointment, from 6-9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays in Room 3522 of Van Munching Hall.


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