- Stryker CEO to Address Challenges, Opportunities in Emerging Markets
Wednesday, October 20, 2021WDI is pleased to host Kevin Lobo, Chair and CEO of Stryker, as the keynote speaker for the Ralph J. Gerson Distinguished Lecture. Lobo's talk, set for Nov. 10, focuses on "Challenges and Opportunities for Healthcare Companies in Emerging Markets."
- WDI to Host Diplomats, Executives for U.S., Mexico Automotive Roundtable
Tuesday, October 12, 2021On Nov. 5, WDI and U-M's Ross School of Business, in collaboration with the US-Mexico Foundation (USMF), will host a virtual roundtable to discuss critical issues such as energy and supply chain integration for the auto industry in the U.S. and Mexico. The event will bring together diplomats, industry leaders and academia on trends and opportunities for players in both countries.
- Culture Still Matters: A Candid Conversation on Business Relationships
Monday, October 11, 2021Navigating business relationships, particularly cross-cultural ones, can feel like moving through a minefield. But it doesn’t need to be that way. On Nov. 16, WDI will host a candid and interactive discussion on what businesses can do to improve cultural fluency and enhance business outcomes.
- Mobility Movers: WDI Hosts Mexican Automotive Delegation
Friday, October 8, 2021WDI, in collaboration with Economic Development of Juárez and the US-Mexico Foundation (USMF), convened a week-long visit for 15 senior leaders in business, technology, academia and government from the State of Chihuahua, Mexico - a critical hub in the North American automotive industry.
- Filling a Cross-Cultural Niche in Business Education
Tuesday, September 14, 2021In WDI's latest impact report, our Education team provides details on how to develop an impactful virtual exchange, as seen through the course Business & Culture, which has connected hundreds of students from the University of Michigan and partner schools in the Middle East and North Africa.
- Pandemic Invention: Expanding Learning in Africa’s Health Labs
Wednesday, September 8, 2021Global medical device firm, Becton, Dickinson and Company, has trained medical laboratory staff across Africa under public-private Labs for Life project for years. But when the pandemic shut down in-person instruction, WDI helped by connecting learners over their mobile phones.
- Meeting Uncertainty with Purpose
Monday, August 30, 2021As we start a new academic year, WDI President Paul Clyde reminds us that "rising to meet the profound challenges of uncertainty is in our DNA," at the Institute. It's also our mindset in responding to the pandemic's impact wherever we work, around the world.
- WDI’s Field Scholar Program: Double Duty, Double Impact
Wednesday, August 25, 2021WDI supports U-M student initiatives in a number of ways, from sponsored courses, to specialized projects to coordinated internships. However, to become a field scholar, students must complete two courses or programs, in coordination with their graduate programs.
- Winners Announced in the DEI Global Case Writing Competition
Tuesday, July 27, 2021Learn more about the Winners of the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Case Writing Competition - a challenge with the goal of eliciting and sharing case studies that would encourage critical thinking around effective DEI measures in business.
- Clinic to Hospital: After the Pandemic, Improving Health Care Delivery
Wednesday, June 23, 2021Essential agricultural workers and their families in Mexico may soon have access to additional healthcare and hospital services, thanks to one doctor and his team’s efforts to expand services at a local clinic. Learn how our research helped with potential development finance for the expansion of much-needed services at OSME clinic.