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>

Why Cuba’s Brain Drain Looks Completely Different

Cuba is experiencing a brain drain, though it's not the kind that forecasters were predicting when the long-closed country began opening its borders. It's internal brain drain. The small island nation's doctors and other highly skilled workers aren't emigrating for more lucrative jobs in Miami and elsewhere. In fact, they aren't emigrating at all. They're staying in Cuba, but fleeing their professions to work in the burgeoning hospitality sector, says the Smith School's Rebecca Bellinger. And it's posing a major new threat to the economy. Read more...

OGI Launches International Simulation with GBSN Partners

The Office of Global Initiatives at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business launched a pilot simulation to engage with the global partners of the Global Business School Network (GBSN) (of which the school is an executive board member). This is the first time the Smith School and GBSN are working together on this initiative. The simulation, which began on February 1, 2017, provides an opportunity for students from five universities across the globe to test their skills in a global exercise. Our Terps are excited to participate and test themselves in this simulation. The launch of the new program supports the school’s effort to expand its global engagement and profile.

Smith School Hosts Secretary of Commerce Mike Gill

On Sept. 12, 2016, the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business celebrated its partnership with the Maryland Department of Commerce by hosting a discussion about "Maryland Open for Business" with Mike Gill, Secretary of the Maryland Department of Commerce, and Smith School Dean Alex Triantis. More than 100 students, faculty, staff, and local partners attended the event, which was sponsored by the school’s Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) and Office of Global Initiatives (OGI).

Smith Freshmen Go Global

Every year, the town of College Park, Md., sees an influx of thousands of new students from every corner of the nation and even the world. You step into a classroom and you may find a student from Minnesota, Japan or Panama. The teachers that mold and inspire the great minds of the future here at UMD come from all parts of the globe: Lebanon, Germany, India, China, Romania, Nigeria, the list goes on and on. The companies and organizations that are studied meticulously in the classroom, from Pepsi to Apple, from KPMG to Samsung, are global entities with a global workforce and global assets. Take a stroll through Van Munching Hall, and you’re guaranteed to hear more than just the English language. So why is the global mindset so important? The answer is much closer to home than you think.

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