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.

2017-18 Schedule

Date:  October 4, 2017
Time:  5:00 pm EST
Location:  R 2220, Ross School of Business, 701 Tappan St, Ann Arbor
Speaker:  David Sarley, Senior Program Officer,  Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Date:  November 15, 2017
Time:  5:30 pm EST
Location:  B 1560, Ross School of Business, 701 Tappan St, Ann Arbor
Speaker:  Maria Cavalcanti, President and CEO,  Pro Mujer

Date:  TBD
Time:  TBD
Location:  TBD, Ross School of Business, 701 Tappan St, Ann Arbor
Speaker:  Randall Hicks, US Department of Labor.   Jointly sponsored with UM Latin and Caribbean Studies (LACS)

Date:  February 6, 2018
Time: 5:00 pm EST
Location:  TBD, Ross School of Business, 701 Tappan St, Ann Arbor
Speaker:  Elmira Bayrasli, Visiting Fellow at New America Foundation; Lecturer at NYU, Co-Founder of Foreign Policy Interrupted.

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