January 28 - February 1
Business knows no boundaries. As the world's first global business school, Fuqua's mission is to produce global leaders of consequence. To help support this mission, the goal of Fuqua's first annual Global Week, in collaboration with Fuqua's many international diversity clubs, is to provide a deeper global perspective on topics ranging from emerging markets and global supply chain through panel discussions with regional experts, to food and dance through daily lunch fairs that feature regional cuisine and culture. Join us for a week of immersion in our collective global community.
Daytime Dean Russ Morgan will kick-off Global Week on Monday, 1/28 at 12:45pm in the Fox Center by placing the first label on the world map as part of a daily International Map activitity.
PREVIEW OF EVENTS
- Lunch fair spotlight on Africa and the Middle East, 12 - 1:30pm, Winter Garden
Stop by the winter garden to learn about, and sample food from, these regions; hosted by Business in Africa and the International Business Club
- Language to Language (L2L), 12:45 - 1:30pm, Jenkins
Language 2 Language (L2L) brings together individuals who have some experience with Spanish or French and native speakers of those languages over lunch. (B.Y.O.L.) This casual program is a way for individuals to practice their second (or third) language in a friendly environment. Everyone interested in these languages is encouraged to participate (you definitely don’t have to be fluent); you just have to be willing to commit to only speaking in the target language while you are participating.
- Lunch fair spotlight on Europe and India, 12 - 1:30pm, Winter Garden; hosted by the European Business Club and INDUS
Mr. McDermott will discuss global leadership with Dean Bill Boulding. Having recently returned from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Mr. McDermott will share insights based on the sessions he attended and the global leaders he interacted with during the Forum.
- Emerging Markets Panel Discussion, 9 - 10:15am
During this panel, we will explore the interconnectedness of developed and developing markets by answering questions such as: How do companies successfully enter emerging markets? What are the challenges they face? What role has foreign direct investment played in emerging markets?
- Ambassador Patrick Duddy, Visiting Senior Lecturer at the Duke University Center for International Studies; Region of Expertise: Latin America
- Mr. Larry Seruma, Managing Principal of Nile Capital Management LLC; region of expertise: Africa
- Mr. Satyen Patel, President and CEO of Kansul Capital LLC; region of expertise: Asia
- Global Supply Chain Panel Discussion, 10:30 - 11:45 am
During this panel, we will explore the “geographic lifecycle of a product” by demonstrating how various countries and people from different cultures contribute to the sourcing of materials, as well as production and distribution of a product or service.
- Ms. Kelly Marchese, Principal with Deloitte Consulting LLP, Manufacturing Operations practice
- Mr. Christopher Nowlin, Walmart, Senior Director of Global Business Process
- International Program Office Annual Exchange Fair, 11:45am - 1pm, Winter Garden
The fair will be an opportunity for students to research different programs and interact with Fuqua students returning from these partner schools, as well as visiting students from these schools.
- Lunch fair spotlight on Asia and Latin America, 12 - 1:30pm, Winter Garden; hosted by the Asian Business Club and LASA
- Diversity tables at lunch, 12:45 - 1:30pm, Fox Center
- Fuqua Discovers featuring South Africa, 4 - 5:00pm, location TBD
Fuqua Discovers is a student-led presentation series that features students' hometowns or countries of origin.
- Fuqua Friday hosted by Asian Business Club, 5:30 - 7:30pm, Fox Center
- Fuqua Got Talent, 7:30 - 9:30pm, Geneen
Enjoy cultural performances -- singing, dancing, improv, playing musical instruments -- at the International Business Club's annual showcase.
- Fuqua Global Party, 10pm - 2am, Tobacco Road
The theme is Dress Different. Come dressed representing a country, culture, or lifestyle other than your own. This is a great time to bring out the sari you bought during GCP or the slippers you bought during GATE and to raid your classmates' closets. Buses will be provided to Tobacco road from S9 and Alexan.
International Map Activity, Daily 1/28 - 2/1
- Label where you're from and where you've been on the world map, 12:45-1:30pm, Fox Center