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CIB Online Fall 2008
Chinese Ambassador Kicks Off International Arena Speakers Series

The Tuck International Arena Speakers series offers students and faculty the opportunity to exchange ideas with world-renowned experts from business and government.

The following speakers presented at Tuck this Fall :

picture"The Development of China and the Future of China-US Relations"
Ambassador Zhou Wenzhong
Chinese Ambassador to the U.S.
October 1, 2008
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Ambassador Zhou Wenzhong, who was educated in Great Britain and has served his country for more than 30 years in an official capacity, addressed a packed house of about 350 people and took numerous questions from the audience ranging from the effects of the U.S. economic crisis on China to domestic and international terrorism. The event was moderated by Associate Dean Matthew Slaughter and was co-sponsored by the Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth.

"Booz & Company’s Global Vision and Strategy: A Discussion with CEO Shumeet Banerji"
Shumeet Banerji, CEO
Booz & Company
October 9, 2008
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Booz & Company is the newly launched commercial consulting firm that resulted from the sale of Booz Allen Hamilton's government consulting arm to Carlyle. CEO Shumeet Banerji spoke about the new company's decision to increase its focus on Brazil, Russia, India and China as key growth markets. Associate Dean Matthew Slaugther moderated the discussion.

"Real Estate Development and Investment in the Emerging Markets: Focus on Latin America"
Steve Dolman, Vice President, South America
October 16, 2008

Mr. Dolman is responsible for Hines’ Latin America real estate investment funds covering Brazil and Mexico. His talk centered on the following:

  • Hines’ Strategy for Growing its Real Estate Development and Investment Business in Brazil
  • Lessons Learned Along the Way

CIB Launches Global Capital Markets Speaker Series

Follwing the sucess of its 2008 Global Capital Markets Conference, the CIB continues to focus on this critical topic. This academic year, the GCM Speaker Series will feature guests from around the world who will discuss how the financial turmoil is affecting their countries, organizations, and clients. The series will include three speakers and two podcasts. 

DebevoiseOn November 10, 2008, the first speaker, E. Whitney Debevoise, spoke at Tuck.  As the U.S. World Bank Executive Director, he was able to give significant insight on how food and fuel prices and the financial crisis are affecting developing nations and how the World Bank is trying to help.


"The US and the World Bank: Helping the Poor Amidst Financial Turmoil"
E. Whitney Debevoise, U.S. Executive Director
The World Bank Group
November 10, 2008
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Exploring New Healthcare Models and Chinese Globalization-Localization

CIB conferences for the first part of the new year. For updated information, click here....

Third Annual Tuck Global Healthcare Conference
February 27, 2009

Tuck School, Hanover, NH, USA
Organized by the Center for International Business and the student-led Tuck Healthcare Club, this year the conference will focus on the changing business models in the pharma and biotech industries. Among other topics, the panelists will talk about how companies are focusing on off-shoring some components of their business and what the implications may be. 

Dichotomy: Chinese Globalization and Foreign Localization
May 1, 2009

Tuck School, Hanover, NH, USA
Each year, the Center for International Business organizes a conference with students on a specific country or region. This year the conference will examine the duality between Chinese companies' globalization and foreign companies' growth in China.  The panelists will discuss the strategy behind Chinese companies globalization efforts and the challenges the organizations will face in the new markets. In addition, they will address questions regarding foreign companies’ roles in the evolution of the Chinese economy

Welcome to China: A Learning Expedition

Great Wall

The CIB is hosting its first official “Learning Expedition” which will be to China over Spring Break in 2009.  The expedition will be led by Tuck Professor Jackie Luan, who is a native of China, and CIB Associate Director Lisa Miller, who speaks Mandarin and has experience living and working in China as well as Taiwan, Singapore, and Vietnam.

The goal of the expedition will be to explore the next evolution of the Chinese economy as well as to better understand Chinese culture and how it relates to business interactions.   The students will visit several different types of Chinese and multi-national companies – such as EF China, Meng Niu dairy, McKinsey, and KMPG.  They will also be touring some of China’s cultural sites including the Great Wall and the recent summer Olympic venues.  In addition, the students will have the opportunity to have authentic Chinese experiences through cultural events set up by their fellow Chinese Tuck students and alumni who live and work in China.  

The CIB would like to give a special thank you to the alumni and students who help organize and pull the trip together.  Among the alumni and students were: Steve Tseng T’01, Phong Nguyen T’00, Alice Tsui T’05, Chen Li T’06, Richard Lin T’05, Tony Llano T’04,  Eric Yu T’09, Dennis Zhang T’09, Weimin Ni T’09, Nick Hsiao T’09, Jim Liu T’09, and Joyce Ma T'09.

Appointment of the CIB MBA Fellows

Every academic year, the Center for International Business appoints several MBA Fellows. This distinguished group of students with unique qualifications and diverse perspectives on global business conduct a research project on an international business topic under the supervision of Director Andrew Bernard.  The Fellows also host and interview CIB speakers, who are typically senior-level business executives with extensive international experience

The Fellows for the 2008/2009 academic term are as follows:

Adesuwa Ighile
Kalyan Kuchimanchi
Aaron Mihaly

Andres Gomez Isaza

Adesuwa Ighile

Kalyan Kuchimanchi

Aaron Mihaly

William Olgiati
Andréa Maciel Gurgel Santos Brito
Teguh Situmorang

William Olgiati 

Andréa Maciel Gurgel Santos Brito 

Teguh Situmorang 




arrow 2008/09 Country Chats

Following the success of the Country Chats of the last academic year, the first presentation this term was on Kenya. Next up is Japan...

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Professor Matthew Slaughter appeared on NPR's "On Point" as a guest speaker regarding the "Auto Industry Bailout"

Professor Matthew Slaughter appeared on the Nightly Business Report on a segment called "Economic Choices 2008—Greater Globalization."

Professor Matthew Slaughter was interviewed by Chris Arnold for Morning Edition in a discussion titled, "Credit Markets Need a Dose of Faith."

Professor Matt Slaughter appears as a guest on the morning news program and talks about the revamped bailout bill and the effects of not implementing it.

Professor Matthew Slaughter is quoted in an article entitled, "Bailout Proposal Gets Hung Up Over Central Issue: Will It Work?" The article discusses the obstacles faced in approving the financial crisis bailout plan.

Professor Matthew Slaughter is cited in the talk segement entitled, "Amid Bailout, Stake for Uncle Sam Sought in Firms."

Professor Matthew Slaughter is quoted in an article entitled, "High-Degree Professionals Show Power."

Professor Andrew Bernard is quoted in an article entitled, "Who Won the Olympics Forecasting Competition?" The article discuss Prof. Bernard's forecasting of Olympic medal counts in Beijing.

Professor Andrew Bernard is cited in an article entitled, "Chart of the Day: Olympic Medal Counts & Economics." The article looks at the predictions made about the Olympic medal count and their accuracy in forecasting the results.

Professor Andrew Bernard appeared on The Today Show to discuss his predictions for the number and types of medals to be won by each country participating in the 2008 Olympics, and the model he used to make them.

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"Going for the Gold: Who Will Win the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing" Andrew Bernard (July 2008)

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