International Speaker Series

In addition to the conferences and workshops that bring in international business and academic leaders, the Ahlers Center for International Business hosts an International Speakers Series. Most of these events are free and all are open to the public. To join our mailing list, please send a message to Erin Kellaway.

Upcoming Spring 2014 Speakers:

Thursday, April 24th, 2014; Complimentary Lunch: 12:00-12:30 pm; Presentation: 12:30-1:45 pm
Location: Mother Rosalie Hill Hall (SOLES), Room 102
Lalit Dhir, Vice President of Strategy, Portfolio and Business Development, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc.
"Global Strategy and Portfolio Planning" 

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Monday, April 28th, 2014; 12:15 pm- 1:45 pm
Location: Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice (KIPJ), Room A
Michael Slater, CEO and Founder, Entry Ventures and Raymond Watt, CEO, Brain Gear and General Partner, Entry Ventures
"The Genesis of Potential Capital and Entry Venues: A Global Model" 

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Past Speakers:

Chris Crane, President, Edify
"The Journey of an Education Changemaker" 
Co-sponsored by the Changemaker Hub, Center for Peace and Commerce and the Center for Community Service Learning
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Flavio Olivieri, CEO of the Tijuana Economic Development Corporation
"The Cali-Baja Bi-National Mega-Region: A Platform for U.S./Mexico Trade"
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Dr. Ariel A. Casarin, Associate Professor, IAE Business School, Universidad Austral, Argentina 
"The World Is Not Legally Flat: Non-Market Strategies in Legal Arenas for International Business"
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Tim DeMarco, President, International Decisions, Inc.
"Going International......In a Small Way"
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James Zimmerman, Partner, Shepard Mullin & Former Chairman Emeritus, American Chamber of Commerce, China
"China 2013: Legal, Political and Business Outlook"
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Barbara Wight, Chief Financial Officer, Taylor Guitars
"Global Brand Expansion through the Great Recession and Beyond"
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Greg Deering, Founder, Deering Banjos
"Building a Global Brand, One Banjo at a Time"
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