Jeffrey Madrick, Economic Policy Analyst and Award-Winning Journalist, and James P. Sweeney, Director of Credit Suisse's Global Strategy Team Headline New Jersey Institute of Technology's Executive MBA Conference: The World Economy at a Crossroads: Risks and Opportunities

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Sep 30, 2011, 14:16 ET from New Jersey Institute of Technology

NEWARK, N.J., Sept. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --


The New Jersey Institute of Technology School of Management will present its 2011 Executive MBA Conference, entitled, "The World Economy at a Crossroads: Risks and Opportunities," on Thursday, October 6, 2011.

Bringing together an elite group of New Jersey-New York Metro based strategists, acclaimed journalists and business leaders, the conference addresses the challenges facing  business today from emerging risk as generated by economic policy, political environments, the media, public perception and more.

Kicking off the discussion at 9:30 AM with an overview of the current risk environment for the global economy will be Credit Suisse Director of Global Strategy James P. Sweeney. Sweeney travels throughout North America, Europe, and Asia to present his views to banks, asset managers, hedge funds, central banks, and international organizations such as the International Monetary Fund. His work has appeared in the media including the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Bloomberg, CNBC, and others. Sweeney's work has also focused on understanding the role of the shadow banking sector, and he developed the concept of shadow money.

Taking place at 12:30 PM as the luncheon keynote, Jeffrey Madrick's talk will focus on the U.S. economic policy, and the role of the president and congress; sharing his insights and predictions for the election year. Mr. Madrick is a senior fellow at the Roosevelt Institute and the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis, The New School.  A former economic columnist for the New York Times and recipient of an Emmy and a Page One award for journalism, Madrick is a frequent guest on news broadcasts such as Charlie Rose, Frontline, CBS, CNBC, BBC and many others. Mr. Madrick's latest book, Age of Greed, The Triumph of Finance and the Decline of America, 1970 to the Present, was published by Alfred A. Knopf in the Spring of 2011 to critical acclaim.


Thursday, October 6, 2011

Morning Sessions and Luncheon Keynote:

8:30 – 9:15: Registration and breakfast

9:15 – 9:30: Introductions and opening remarks   Pius Egbelu, Dean, NJIT School of Management. D. Elaine Frazier, EMBA Program Director

9:30 – 10:15:   Overview of Current Risk Environment, World Economy James P. Sweeney, Director, Global Strategy, Credit Suisse

10:30 – 11:15: Role of the Media in Calibrating Public Reaction to Emerging Risk   Ryan Mack, Founder, Optimum Capital Management and CNN Contributor

11:30 AM 12:15 PM   Recognizing Emerging Risks and Their Impact Today and Tomorrow  Dolores Atallo, Firm Director, Deloitte

12:30 – 1:30: Luncheon/KEYNOTE: Jeffrey Madrick

Afternoon sessions

1:45 – 2:30: The Dominance of Social Media and the New Brand Transparency: Risks and Opportunities

Karma Martell, President and CEO, KarmaCom Inc.

2:45 – 3:45: Panel: The New Schoolhouse, The Global University: Are Business Schools Preparing their Students for the New Economy? Dr. Glenn Shafer, Dean, Rutgers Business School, Dr. Sam Basu, Dean, Catsakos College of Business & Professor of Economics Finance and Global Business, William Patterson University. Moderator: to be announced

4:00 – 4:45: How to Prevent your Career from Being Derailed: Managing Risk and Becoming more Other-Centered

Stan Cherkasky, Founder and CEO, Change Management Consulting

4:45: Closing Remarks, Dr. Shanti Gopalakrishnan, Associate Dean, NJIT School of Management

5:00 – 7:00 PM: Cocktails and networking


NJIT Campus Center Atrium

154 Summit St

University Heights

Newark, NJ   07102


REGISTRATION:  The event is open to the public. Advance registrations are required. Go to: or call: 973-596-6378

SOURCE New Jersey Institute of Technology