- Three Virtual Exchange Alums Awarded Prestigious Fellowships
Wednesday, March 2, 2022Three student alums of international virtual exchanges managed by the William Davidson Institute have been invited to join an inaugural fellowship launched by the Stevens Initiative, the supporting partner of the programs. The Stevens Initiative selected at total five fellows from the U.S. and nine fellows from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region for the inaugural 2022 Stevens Initiative Alumni Fellowship cohort.
- WDI Stands with Ukraine
Tuesday, March 1, 2022We at the William Davidson Institute have had the honor of working with many Ukrainians and Ukrainian Institutions throughout our history, including a current program with the Lviv Business School at Ukrainian Catholic University, and we are inspired by their courageous stand against the unprovoked aggression and in defense of a freely elected government and its people.
- In Senegal: Local Case Studies Spark Student Interest
Wednesday, February 23, 2022When leaders at the William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan (WDI) and the African Institute of Management (IAM) in Senegal set out to build a supply chain program for local students, they knew they needed to include case studies about that local region in their curriculum.
- WDI to Host Top Diplomat to Vietnam on Building Trust & Taking Risks
Monday, February 14, 2022The William Davidson Institute (WDI) will host a discussion with Ted Osius, former U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam and leader of the US-ASEAN Business Council. He will discuss Vietnam’s economic transformation and the skills necessary to succeed in cross-cultural business. The talk, “Building Trust and Taking Risks,” is set for 2 p.m. March 16, via Zoom.
- WDI, U-M Poverty Solutions Hosts Inclusive Fintech Pioneer Collins
Friday, January 28, 2022In a Feb. 17 virtual discussion, acclaimed author and entrepreneur Daryl Collins will explore how technology can help researchers, nonprofits and businesses engage and serve these communities around the world. The William Davidson Institute and the University of Michigan’s Poverty Solutions are co-sponsoring the talk, which begins at 5 p.m. is free and open to the public.
- Lessons in Collaboration: A Unique Team-Building Course from WDI
Wednesday, December 15, 2021“Team Building for Results” is a new, seven-week online team-building program created WDI’s Education team. WDI recently completed a pilot program for 91 college-aged social entrepreneurs from six countries participating in the Ford Motor Company Fund’s global College Community Challenge (Ford C3) initiative.
- Roundtable Recap: U.S.-Mexico Automotive Forum
Wednesday, November 10, 2021On Nov. 5, WDI and the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, in collaboration with the U.S.-Mexico Foundation, hosted a virtual roundtable to discuss further integration within the auto industry in the U.S. and Mexico. Check out the recorded video discussion.
- Launching the 2022 DEI Global Case Writing Competition
Thursday, October 28, 2021The University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business and the William Davidson Institute again are partnering to broaden the selection of diversity, equity and inclusion-focused business cases with the second annual DEI Global Case Writing Competition. Administered by WDI Publishing, the competition seeks case submissions designed to help the business world improve its understanding of DEI-related challenges and objectives.
- Perspective: Connecting the Dots
Wednesday, October 27, 2021We've taken pride in playing an important role in connecting businesses operating in low- and middle-income countries with the ideas and experiences of the University of Michigan community. We're excited to again be playing the role of connector by hosting three essential and insightful events in November, notes Institute President Paul Clyde.
- 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."