Be a Citizen of the World: A Conversation with Rick Steves  

Topping a decade of partnership, MCGL collaborated with the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia to host a conversation with Rick Steves, a popular public television host, best-selling guidebook author, and an outspoken activist. Steves encourages tourists to broaden their perspectives through travel. Travel connects people with people. Travel as a Political Act starts with the premise that we cannot begin to understand the world without experiencing it.

Diplomacy & Dialogue: Kim Cahill on Educating Responsible Global Leaders

VSB's Center for Global Leadership Celebrates its 10th Anniversary

We strive to provide cutting-edge research and thought leadership that sheds new light on issues of concern to global business, government, and society, especially work that explores how business can be an agent of world benefit.

  • Dedicated funding to support the globalization of our curricular and extracurricular programs and research.
  • Global outreach partners that enrich student, faculty, staff and alumni engagement with international NGOs and businesses regionally and abroad.
  • Villanova is one of four universities nationwide to maintain a formal partnership with Catholic Relief Services, one of the largest and most respected international development agencies in the world.

Global Panels and Speaker Series

Our Globalization Panels feature Center Advisory Council members and Global Leadership Fellows students, reaching more than 500 VSB freshman and transfer students through the required Business Dynamics course. Panelists share their experiences and advice about navigating an increasingly global market.

The Center has hosted prominent global leaders on campus for speaking engagements including Vicente Fox, former President of Mexico, the Honorable John Kerry, former Secretary of State and Senator, and Janet Napolitano, former Secretary of the Department for Homeland Security and Governor of Arizona and current President of the University of California.


Global Stability and Insecurity Series: Latin America's Role


Research Highlights

Building Bridges Instead of Silos: How Govts, Businesses & Nonprofits Have Learned to Work Together with Jonathan P. Doh, PhD

The True Costs of Tariffs with Michelle Casario, PhD



Jonathan Doh

In a globally connected world, societal challenges affect organizations across all sectors. In this episode of Inspiring Minds, Nicole Anderson ‘19 VSB talks with Jonathan Doh, PhD, Senior Associate Dean for Research, Faculty Advancement, and Global Engagement and Herbert G. Rammrath Endowed Chair in International Business.

Michelle Casario, PhD

As the Trump administration renegotiate trade deals and levies tariffs on broad sectors of imports, how do those policy changes affect American producers and consumers? In this episode of Inspiring Minds, Chidinma Chioke ‘21 VSB talks with Michelle Casario, PhD, Faculty Director for The Elenore and Robert F. Moran Sr. Center for Global Leadership, about the effects of tariffs.

The Elenore and Robert F. Moran Sr. Center for Global Leadership (MCGL)
Villanova School of Business
Villanova, PA 19085
Tel: (610) 519-4395

Michelle Casario, PhD
Faculty Director

Kim Cahill

Gloria Angel
Assistant Director

Sharon Ballard
Program Coordinator


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