First Globalization TrendLab 2011 will explore paths to recovery from the financial and economic crisis
PHILADELPHIA, March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Lauder Institute at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania will host a two-day conference April 7-8, 2011 entitled, "Global Risk: New Perspectives and Opportunities." The conference will bring together highly respected scholars from around the world and across disciplines to examine and analyze the problems stemming from the global financial crisis and opportunities inherent in a recovering global economy. Other sponsors for the Globalization TrendLab 2011 conference, which will take place on the University of Pennsylvania campus, include Penn Lauder CIBER and Santander Universities.
"The past two years have highlighted, perhaps more than ever before, the systemic nature of financial and economic crises, the wide scope of their consequences, and the limits of our ability to foresee, manage and respond to systemic shocks precipitated by economic, socio-political, technological, and natural events," said Witold Henisz, Deloitte & Touche Associate Professor of Management at the Wharton School and conference co-organizer. "The conference will synthesize our collective learning on the topic of global risk and offer guidance to business leaders and policymakers regarding the appropriate strategies and policies for risk management. Nations, firms and the influencers in the global marketplace must re-think strategies in the wake of the financial crisis in order to prosper, so this conference will explore the nature of global risks, the breadth of their consequences and best practices for risk mitigation. There are ways of turning risks into business opportunities."
The conference keynote address will be presented by Ian Bremmer, president of Eurasia Group, a leading global political risk research and consulting firm, and Nouriel Roubini, co-founder and chairman of Roubini Global Economics. Mr. Bremmer created Wall Street's first global political risk index and has authored several bestsellers including The End of the Free Market: "Who Wins the War Between States and Corporations" and currently teaches at Columbia University. Mr. Roubini is the former Senior Economist for International Affairs at the White House Council of Economic Advisors and Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary for International Affairs at the U.S. Treasury Department and a professor of economics at New York University's Stern School of Business. Both are prominent media commentators on international economics topics.
The keynote address will be open to the public and will take place on April 7th from 4:30 – 6:30 pm at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School in Ambani Auditorium, Jon M. Huntsman Hall, 3730 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA.
The conference will bring together well-established intellectuals from finance, economics, political science, sociology, psychology and other departments in top universities, international organizations and think-tanks to learn from each other's perspectives on global risk and post-stabilization opportunities. Some of the other notable speakers include:
Suman Bery, Director General National Council of Applied Economic Research (India)
Simeon Djankov, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Bulgaria
Frank Dobbin, Sociology Professor at Harvard University
Barry Eichengreen, Economics Professor at the University of California Berkeley
Stephan Haggard, Professor of Korea-Pacific Studies at the University of California San Diego
Harold James, History Professor at Princeton University
John Ruggie, Harvard University Professor at the Kennedy School of Government
Additional details on the conference can be found at www.regonline.com/globaltrendlab.
About the Lauder Institute and the Wharton School:
The University of Pennsylvania's Lauder Institute, founded in 1983, combines a world–renowned Wharton MBA with a Master's in International Studies. Advanced language and foreign culture training, a two-month in-country immersion, and a Masters Thesis from the School of Arts & Sciences all prepare Lauder Fellows for the ever-evolving global economy. Graduates join the diverse, supportive and committed worldwide Lauder community – continuing a 25-year tradition of international business leadership. The Lauder Institute also offers an MA/JD joint degree. The Lauder Institute is also home to the Penn Lauder CIBER (Center for International Business Education and Research), funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, which provided partial support for this conference. For more information, visit www.lauder.wharton.upenn.edu.
The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania — founded in 1881 as the first collegiate business school — is recognized globally for intellectual leadership and ongoing innovation across every major discipline of business education. The most comprehensive source of business knowledge in the world, Wharton bridges research and practice through its broad engagement with the global business community. The School has more than 4,800 undergraduate, MBA, executive MBA, and doctoral students; more than 9,000 annual participants in executive education programs; and an alumni network of 86,000 graduates. For more information, visit http://www.wharton.upenn.edu.
About the University of Pennsylvania's School of Arts & Sciences:
The School of Arts & Sciences provides a foundation for the scholarly excellence that has established Penn as one of the world's leading research universities. The School enrolls 6500 undergraduates, admits approximately 250 students each year into its 32 doctoral programs, and offers a wide range of programs for lifelong learning. International studies are a vibrant enterprise at the School of Arts & Sciences. In addition to offering instruction in 50 languages, the school is home to an array of centers, programs and institutes dedicated to the study of world regions and contemporary global issues and conflicts.
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