“The Arts” will explore modern civic leadership through the lens of special guest Michael Kaiser, president of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Called “the turnaround king,” Kaiser has led numerous artistic and cultural organizations, including the American Ballet Theater, the Royal Opera House, and the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, out of stagnation and even financial crisis. Over his 12-year tenure at the Kennedy Center, he has transformed the institution from a regional arts center to a national treasure of the performing arts.
Hosted by Dean Doug Guthrie, the event will explore the role of creative leaders in bringing together government, the private sector, and academic institutions to solve society’s most intractable problems.
On Wednesday, April 10th, GW School of Business’ Conversations on Creative Leadership series continued with a focus on “Philanthropy.” Hosted by Dean Doug Guthrie, the event explored the role of creative leaders in bringing together government, the private sector, nonprofits, and academic institutions to solve society’s most intractable problems.
“Philanthropy” examined modern civic leadership through the lens of special guest Paull Young, Director of Digital at charity: water, a non-profit company bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. The company is widely recognized for its innovative philanthropy. It stands by its 100% model-all donations go directly to bringing clean water to those in need; it also connects donors to the projects they help fund with a full report of the exact community they helped, including photos and GPS coordinates. charity: water was recently awarded a $5 million Google Global Impact Award to support water-monitoring technologies.
Scheherazade Rehman, director of the European Union Research Center and Steve Ross Professorial Fellow of international finance/business, wrote recent recent blogs for U.S. News and World Report on late British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Chinese billionaires and austerity in the Eurozone. Follow Rehman on Twitter.
Research by Annamaria Lusardi, Denit Trust Distinguished Scholar in Economics and Accountancy, and Olivia S. Mitchell at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, was the top of a story (4/26) in U.S. News and World Report.
Research by Lusardi and colleague Carlo de Bassa Scheresberg for the National Bureau of Economic Research on growth in high-cost loans was the focus of a story (4/25) in The Washington Post’s Business section.
Lusardi and Scheresberg’s research is also referenced, and Lusardi quoted, in a Wall Street Journal story (4/24) on teenagers and economics.
Lusardi was interviewed by The Chicago Tribune(4/21) on the value of financial literacy programs.
Lusardi’s testimony before a U.S. Senate subcommittee on financial literacy was referenced in stories on numerous media outlets, including Voxxi (4/27):
Christopher Leinberger, the Charles Bendit Distinguished Scholar and Research Professor of Urban Real Estate, is quoted in a Washington Post story (4/28) on President Obama’s transportation secretary nomination.
Lynda Maddox, professor of marketing, will receive the prestigious American Advertising Federation (AAF) Distinguished Advertising Educator Award, an honor that recognizes individuals who have been consistent mentors to students; have supported the success of the industry through research, teaching, and advocacy; and have advanced the AAF’s mission.
Maddox was recommended by more than two dozen former and present GWSB colleagues and students. She will accept the award in June in Phoenix at the federation’s national conference.
Dr. Doug Guthrie, Dean, Professor of International Business and Professor of Management at The George Washington University School of Business is an expert in the fields of economic reform in China, leadership and corporate governance, and corporate social responsibility.
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