Laureate International Universities Network Brings World Business Forum to More than 37,000 Students in 19 Countries

Students at 36 institutions have a virtual front-row seat to conversations on issues that affect the future of our global economy

Oct 04, 2011, 08:37 ET from Laureate International Universities

BALTIMORE, Oct. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 37,000 students in 19 countries who attend an institution in the Laureate International Universities (LIU) network have a virtual front-row seat to the World Business Forum in New York City on October 5–6. Laureate has partnered with HSM, host of the two-day event, to webcast the entire event to 36 institutions in the LIU network.

Presenters at the World Business Forum will include former President Bill Clinton (who is also The Honorary Chancellor of the Laureate International Universities network), author Malcolm Gladwell, former U.S. Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin, former Chairman and CEO of General Electric Jack Welch, president and CEO of Cirque du Soleil Daniel Lamarre, Secretary of the Economy of Mexico Bruno Ferrari, and more than a dozen other global leaders in business, media and government.  

"This is an opportunity for our students to hear ideas and trends that are shaping our world -- and to hear these things firsthand from some of the most important global leaders of our time," said Douglas L. Becker, chairman and CEO of Laureate Education, Inc. "Laureate prepares global citizens for an interconnected world. Having our students participate in the World Business Forum, whether in person or through our global webcast, is one way we provide an educational experience that crosses borders, nationalities and cultures."

Laureate's webcast of the World Business Forum to students, faculty and staff in the LIU network will be hosted by three moderators: German Ramirez, head of Laureate's Network Products and Services Division and former president of Universidad de Las Americas (Chile); Guillermo Quiroga, director of the Graduate School at Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas; and Carlos Enrique Gonzalez, chief academic officer, Universidad de Valle de Mexico. The 15 students and 15 faculty members from LIU institutions who are attending the event will use social media to provide real-time, on-camera observations, interviews and discussions to their fellow Laureate viewers.

About Laureate International Universities
Laureate International Universities is a trusted global leader in providing access to high-quality, innovative institutions of higher education. The Laureate International Universities network includes 58 accredited campus-based and online universities. Our more than 640,000 students are part of an academic community that spans 28 countries throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, North Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Laureate universities offer more than 130 undergraduate, master's and doctoral degree programs in fields including architecture, art, business, culinary arts, design, education, engineering, health sciences, hospitality management, information technology, law and medicine. President William J. Clinton, 42nd President of the United States, serves as The Honorary Chancellor of the Laureate International Universities network, a role in which he offers advice on social responsibility, youth leadership and increasing access to higher education. For more information, visit

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