For the fourth year in a row, CGL Advisory Council members served on a series of Business Dynamics Globalization Panels in fall 2015. CGL AC member participants included Deborah Affonsa '89 VSB, Vice President, Corporate Strategy, for Pacific Gas and Electric Company; Anthony Chiarello ’77 CLAS, President and CEO, TOTE; Steve DeRose ’76 VSB, Unilever (retired); Tom Henry ’81 VSB, ’92 VLS, Partner in PwC's Credits and Incentives Network; Kaitlyn (Mincer) Kramer ’07,’13 VSB, Manager, Vanguard Global Audit Services; and Kerry White ’86 VSB, Executive Director, Global Pensions, J.P. Morgan Corporate & Investment Bank.
This is a dynamic time in Cuban history. While only 90 miles separate Cuba from the United States, this island nation has been a world away for more than 50 years. As Cuba’s doors slowly slide open to US business and travel, the opportunities for learning are tremendous in nearly every discipline. CGL organized an educational program for 27 Villanova faculty, staff, alumni and guests on a People to People exchange program that took place in Havana, Cuba in early January.
The Freeman Foundation Awards $350,000 Grant to Expand Villanova University Student Internship Opportunities in Asia
Villanova University has been awarded a two-year $350,000 grant from The Freeman Foundation to its Center for Global Leadership, housed in the Villanova School of Business (VSB). The grant will expand student participation in internships in East and Southeast Asia. The funding will allow undergraduates from across the University’s schools and colleges to take part in internship programs in Asia, including the Shanghai Business and Communication Internship programs and the Global Citizens program, as well as expanded internship opportunities in a variety of other industries.
CGL Faculty Director and Journal of World Business Editor-in-Chief Jonathan Doh was a keynote presenter for the Academy of International Business-Northeast Conference, September 22-24 in Boston.
The birthplace of American democracy took center stage as a truly global city. That was the driving principle behind GlobalPhilly™ 2015, a 60-day international exposition that celebrated and showcased Philadelphia and its diverse heritage and strengths from September 15 through November 15, attracting over 100,000 visitors.
The Journal of World Business (JWB) marked its first full year at VSB with a number of successes. JWB, one of the top international business and management journals in the world, has been housed at CGL since September of 2015 when CGL Faculty Director Jonathan Doh took over as Editor-in-Chief and CGL Director Kim Cahill assumed the role of Managing Editor.
On October 7 and 8, 2015, VSB hosted the 6th annual Business Leaders Forum (BLF). The BLF brings together members of the VSB’s many advisory councils, including the Dean’s Advisory Council, along with faculty, staff, students, administrators and other stakeholder around a topical theme. This year’s theme was “Engaging Millennials.” CGL Faculty Director Jonathan Doh once again served as Program Chair for the Forum.
In July 2014, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences (SASS) invited the Institute of Global Interdisciplinary Studies (GIS) and Communication Department (COM) from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, as well as the School of Business (VSB) at Villanova University to jointly establish the Cross-Cultural Education and Communication Center (CCECC).
Four VSB seniors - Allison Meade, Kyle Roffina, Jacqueline Inserra and Luke Waggoner - placed third against 16 teams in the sixth annual Consortium for Undergraduate International Business Education (CUIBE) International Case Competition held last November at Northeastern University. The Center for Global Leadership sponsored the team, coached by Professor Ward Utter in the Management and Operations department in partnership with Center Faculty Director Jonathan Doh.
On November 16, Villanova University hosted its third annual “Careers in International Development Day” for students interested in the exciting, multi-faceted field of international development and humanitarian assistance. The program provided students with information on the education, skills and experience needed to enter this competitive field.
In November 2015, CGL organized its annual networking event to celebrate global leadership. Returning and outgoing students who participated in the Global Citizens and Urbino programs joined the Global Leadership Fellows, faculty, staff and CGL Advisory Council members in an interactive setting. A number of networking activities were coordinated throughout the evening and both VSB Dean Daniel Wright and CGL Faculty Director Jonathan Doh provided opening remarks.
During the fall 2015 semester, CGL provided scholarships and additional financial support for a new embedded study-abroad course on Costa Rican business, economics and society. Global Political Economy/Costa Rica was conceived during the 2014-2015 academic year and was developed by CGL Associate Faculty Director Ken Taylor, PhD, who initiated a similar embedded study-abroad course centered on Panama in 2007.
Villanova University has been jointly involved with Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) global humanitarian activities since 2005. From the beginning, CGL Associate Faculty Director Ken Taylor, PhD, has been actively engaged in this relationship. In summer 2015, Dr. Taylor was the VSB representative in a university delegation that visited Madagascar for ten days to explore ways in which Villanova could assist CRS in their ongoing efforts.