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Global Seminar Series – Spring 2021

The Global Seminar Series is a free, online seminar series that is open to all NC State students. Professors from around the world will present on a select topic in international business. Sign-up for the entire series and receive a joint certificate from the five participating universities or sign up for individual seminars.

Business: Creating a Sustainable World

International business and the global economy face enormous challenges from external forces like the global pandemic, the rise of nationalism, and global climate change as well as internal impacts such as unethical business practices, fair labor and trade, and speculation and uncertainty in the financial markets. How will business sustain itself and how can business support the sustainability of our global community?

Through a series of seminars, we will bring together students and faculty from five leading business schools in five countries (Argentina, Austria, Israel, the United Kingdom, and the United States) to explore how business can create a sustainable world. Using the UN Sustainability Goals as a benchmark, we will learn and exchange ideas on developing and leading sustainable strategic initiatives, creating new digital business models, and using proper metrics and measurements to ensure effective sustainable growth.  

Professors from around the world will present on these topics. Sign-up for the entire series and receive a joint certificate from the five participating universities or sign up for individual seminars.

Dates

  • Hosting University:  Vienna School of Economics and Business
  • Topic: The UN Sustainability Goals and Business
  • Professor: Dr. Christof Miska
  • Hosting University:  University of Leeds
  • Topic: Strategic Sustainable Initiatives
  • Professor: Dr. James Roberts
  • Hosting University:  Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Topic: Corporate Social Responsibility in Sustainable Initiatives
  • Professor: Dr. Dan Marom
  • Hosting University:  Universidad de SanAndres
  • Topic: Sustainable Business Models for the Digital Economy
  • Professor: Prof. Damian Sztarkman
  • Hosting University:  NC State University
  • Topic: Understanding Corporate Sustainability Performance Metrics
  • Professor: Dr. Al Chen
  • Seminar Debrief Discussion: Jessica Yinka Thomas

Partnering Universities

North Carolina State University, Poole College of Management (USA)

Vienna School of Economics and Business (Austria)

Universidad de San Andrés (Argentina)

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel)

The University of Leeds (United Kingdom)

Previous Global Seminar Series

The Global Seminar Series began in Fall 2020 in response to the impacts of COVID-19. Visit the Fall 2020 Global Seminar Series page to watch videos of each session.

See Previous Series