Global Impact Speaker Series

Overview

The William Davidson Institute Global Impact Speaker Series features thought leaders, practitioners and innovators who work in emerging markets economies. It has brought highly successful business leaders from various organizations and companies to campus to share their experiences, provoke thought, and stimulate discussion around the opportunities and challenges of international development, specifically healthcare issues and poverty alleviation in emerging markets.  Past speakers include Dr. Tadataka (Tachi) Yamada, President of the Gates Foundation Global Health Program; Paul Farmer, the co-founder of Partners-In-Health; Dieter Zetsche, then CEO of DaimlerChrysler; William Foote, CEO and founder of Root Capital; Amie Batson, Chief Strategy Officer of PATH; and the late C.K. Prahalad.

The monthly series provides students an opportunity to meet, hear from and interact  with some of the people who have shaped and influenced development in emerging economies. Visiting speakers also have the opportunity to meet Ross School of Business MBA students and faculty in small group settings to further explore issues affecting international business and public policy.

2016-17 Schedule

Date:  November 16, 2016
Time:  5:00 pm EST
Location:  R2230, Ross School of Business, 701 Tappan St, Ann Arbor
Speaker:  Madison Ayer, Co-Founder, Mbuyu Group;  Chairman, HoneyCare Africa and Farm Shop

Date:  November 30, 2016
Time:  5:00 pm EST
Location:  R2220, Ross School of Business, 701 Tappan St, Ann Arbor
Speaker:  Rustam Sengupta, Founder and CEO, Boond

Date:  January 18, 2017
Time:  5:00 pm EST
Location:  R 2220, Ross School of Business, 701 Tappan St, Ann Arbor
Speaker:  David Milestone, Deputy Director , USAID Center for Accelerating Innovation and Impact

Date:  March 14, 2017
Time: 5:00 pm EST
Location:  R 2230, Ross School of Business, 701 Tappan St, Ann Arbor
Speaker:  Steven Koltai, Guest Scholar at Brookings Institution and Managing Director of Koltai & Co.


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