The Global Shakeout: Five Global Trends that will Impact Global Business

The Center for Global Business (CGB) hosted its annual conversation with Eric Peterson, partner and managing director, Global Business Policy Council, Kearney, on Monday, February 8, as part of the Distinguished Speakers in International Business Series (DSS).

Global Trade Predictions from Two Industry Experts

The Center for Global Business (CGB) hosted a conversation with Javier Lopez Gonzalez, senior trade policy analyst at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and William Reinsch, senior adviser and Scholl Chair in International Business at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), on Thursday, January 14, 2021, as part of the Distinguished Speakers in International Business Series (

International Education Week 2020

The Center for Global Business (CGB) celebrated the global mindset, activities, and research at Maryland Smith via a series of virtual activities during International Education Week (IEW) from November 16-20, 2020. Over 500 members of the school community participated in the activities that took place throughout the week. This nationwide event is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S.

A Global Economic Outlook from Citi’s Global Chief Economist

The Center for Global Business (CGB) and Academic Director Kislaya Prasad hosted a conversation with Catherine Mann, global chief economist at Citibank, on Thursday, October 15, 2020, as part of the Distinguished Speakers in International Business Series (DSS).

EY CEO on How to Build, Think and Be in the New Economy

A commitment to seeking digital solutions, investing in technology and putting people first isn’t just how EY has weathered the global health crisis and ensuing economic upheaval. It’s part of the strategy that young people hoping to make a difference in the corporate workforce should embrace, the CEO and global chairman of the powerhouse professional services firm told a Maryland Smith audience on Sept. 8.

Center for Global Business Hosts Conversation With WTO’s Emmanuelle Ganne

In a special summer edition of the Distinguished Speakers in International Business Series (DSS), the Center for Global Business and academic director, Kislaya Prasad hosted a conversation with Emmanuelle Ganne, senior analyst in the economic research and statistics division of the World Trade Organization (WTO) on Monday, July 27, 2020.

Center for Global Business Hosts U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Suzanne Clark

Ha Le, a second-year MBA student at Maryland Smith, writes about the Distinguished Speakers Series in International Business held on March 2, 2020.

The Trends To Expect in 2020

Kearney partner, speaking at Maryland Smith, outlines 10 predictions for the year ahead. This year, you can expect new, innovative solutions to environmental crises, as well as a vigorous race, to get 5G up and running, Erik Peterson told an audience this week at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Global Competencies for the 21st Century Workplace

Ha Le, a second-year MBA student at Maryland Smith, writes about the Distinguished Speakers Series in International Business held on November 21, 2019.

Distinguished Speaker Series: AI and the Global Supply Chain

As global supply chains integrate artificial intelligence at every level — from customer service chatbots to rapid product inspection — business and policy leaders must consider the government’s role in regulating the new technology. 

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