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Event Examines Diaspora Investment

Liesl Riddle speaks to The Organization of American States on diaspora investment.

Liesl Riddle, associate professor of international business at GWSB, hosted a dialogue with The Organization of American States (OAS) on Diaspora Investment and Entrepreneurship: Migration, Business & Development.

“People at the OAS are constantly bombarded with negative stories about migration.  I want to tell a positive story — the way that migrants and their descendants are contributing to the development of their countries of origin,” Riddle told the audience of more than 100 people.

The July 8 event was followed by an MBA information session led by Shelly Heinrich, assistant director of MBA Admissions.

Partnering with organizations such as the OAS to provide educational and informational events allows GWSB to expand its reach into the community.

Danielle Sotomayor, an MBA candidate currently working at the OAS, said GW and the OAS have much in common. “They are both composed of committed citizens that are seeking to grow in their professional careers while preserving their integrity and reaching out to their communities and those in need. They both share the responsibility of forming the leaders of today that will make the right choices to positively impact the future,” she said.

The OAS and the University are looking at way to work together on more initiatives in the near future. For information about the OAS, contact Betty Arevalo at

Posted by gwsb on July 15, 2010 | Filed under: GWSB News.

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The members of the MBA Admissions team contribute to the blog with postings about recruitment tours, events, interviews with current students, and insights about the admissions process. The team is composed of:

Christopher Storer, Executive Director
Jason Garner, Associate Director
Patsy Torres, Assistant Director
Jason Smith, Assistant Director
Shelly Heinrich, Admissions Consultant
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