Eyes On The World, a new lecture series at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business, dives into the intersection of business and culture in different regions of the world. The series offers students, faculty and staff the opportunity to learn about global economies and business issues. Faculty and staff members and guest speakers will share their expertise of a geographical region, including culture, state socialism, market-based economies and business challenges and opportunities in developing nations.
“Our goal with the series is to continue to spur and sustain the interest of our students in global issues. This inaugural free seminar series will expose attendees to the history, geographical features, national and business culture and key institutions in these regions in an exciting and fun way,” said Dr. Kalu Osiri, director of the international business program and associate professor of practice in management at Nebraska Business.
The first session Friday, September 28, at 2 p.m. in Howard L. Hawks Hall (HLH) 020, will be led by Chandra Schwab, lecturer in international business at Nebraska Business. She will examine the intersection of culture and business in East and South Asia, giving an overview of geopolitics and cultures in the region that affect business.
Future lectures in the series include:
Friday, October 19: “The Collapse of State Socialism and Rise of the Market-Based Economy in Central and Eastern Europe” by Dr. Elina Ibrayeva, associate professor of practice in management at Nebraska Business
Friday, November 9: “The Major Economies, Challenges and Opportunities in Central and South America” by Matt Jordan, who develops internships and consulting projects for business students as well as educates managers and executives in Brazil
Friday, November 30: “Global Business Issues in Africa” by Dr. Theo Udeigwe, an international business consultant with expertise in African economies
All sessions will begin at 2 p.m. in HLH 020. Lectures are open to the public. No RSVP is required to attend.
To learn more about the international business program at Nebraska, visit: https://business.unl.edu/ib