Rebecca Bellinger

Rebecca L. Bellinger
<p>Rebecca L. Bellinger is executive director of the Center for Global Business, a Center of Excellence at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business that is funded in part by a Title VI grant from the U.S. Department of Education known as CIBER (Center&nbsp;for International Business Education and Research). As head of the department, she oversees the School’s strategic international and government agency partnerships, CIBER grant activities, student global programs both on campus and abroad, internationalization in the curriculum, faculty internationalization programs, and new global initiatives. She co-leads the biennial CIBER Faculty Development in International Business (FDIB) Program in Cuba. She currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Association of International Business Education and Research and was appointed in 2018 by Secretary Wilbur Ross to serve a four-year term on the Maryland-D.C. District Export Council. She previously served on the Executive Board of the Global Business School Network (GBSN). She holds the NASBITE International credential of Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP).</p>

Smith School Alumni Address Importance of Global Mindset in the Workplace

On Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, the Center for Global Business (CGB) and the Office of Career Services (OCS) at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business hosted an alumni panel to discuss the value of global mindset in today’s business environment. Panelists included: Mikael Baker, senior project manager at FHI 360; Lana Bronipolsky, vice president of business operations at MPOWER Financing; and Maurice Nick, supply planning manager at Stanley Black & Decker. The panel was moderated by Rebecca L. Bellinger, managing director of the Center for Global Business.

UMD hosts Former Ambassador to Australia during International Education Week

Terps joined former Ambassador to Australia and University of Maryland alumnus John Berry for a luncheon conversation about how diplomacy fosters U.S. business overseas with a particular focus on Australia. The event, which took place on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, kicked off International Education Week, an initiative of the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Education to celebrate international education and exchange in the U.S. and throughout the world.

Smith Freshmen Take on the World

What would you do if you had a whole new culture? Freshmen Smith students tackled this question at the Global Young Professional’s Institute on Nov. 10 at the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center on campus. This event was lead in part by the Center for Global Business and was the final event of the Smith Start program for the Fall semester.

UMD CIBER to Support New Maryland Defense Diversification Assistance Program

The Maryland Department of Commerce launched the Maryland Defense Diversification Assistance Program (MDDA) on Friday, October 20, 2017, to help defense-dependent companies in Maryland enter new commercial markets in the United States and abroad. The Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland (UMD) will support the program by offering business leadership and export training through its Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER).

Rebecca L. Bellinger

Rebecca L. Bellinger is executive director of the Center for Global Business, a Center of Excellence at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business that is funded in part by a Title VI grant from the U.S. Department of Education known as CIBER (Center for International Business Education and Research).

The Trouble With Trump's Cuba Plan

When President Donald Trump slapped new restrictions on travel and trade with Cuba, he didn't exactly bar U.S. citizens from traveling to Cuba, but he did make it clear that their journeys cannot support the Cuban government, particularly its military. That may be easier said than done, says the Smith School's Rebecca Bellinger. Central to Trump's plan to reverse components of what he called a "terrible and misguided deal" with Cuba is a restriction that forbids U.S. companies and citizens from doing business with any Cuban entity that's controlled by the Cuban military or its intelligence services. And in Cuba, she says, that's a lot of entities. Read more...

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