“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.
On Friday, April 12, 2013, Dean Doug Guthrie joined Adrian Sannier, Senior Vice President for Product at Pearson, and Paul Schiff Berman, Vice Provost for Online Education and Academic Innovation, for a discussion on the direction of higher education within the context of emerging technologies and innovations. Will MOOCs be the death of education as we have known it or a passing fad?
American universities need to invest in actual campuses overseas. Getty Images/Hong Wu
“Go global” may be the rallying cry for international business, but it has yet to fully penetrate academia. Universities can produce lists of exchange programs they have forged with academic institutions around the world, but these are not deep relationships. Going global has been more academic tourism than a powerful commitment to creating a global academic village.
Today the mere mention of academic globalization, beyond exchange and study abroad programs, sends some university administrators and faculty running for cover. Around the globe, institutions of higher education are wary of internationalizing their campuses and programs for fear of losing control over quality and academic freedom. These are legitimate concerns, especially when trying to operate in a country that is far from your home campus and embodies a culture that may conflict with your own.
Yet the same virtuous cycle that exists in the global marketplace can be adapted to serve the academic community.
The George Washington University School of Business (GWSB), in partnership with the International Women’s Forum (IWF), is proud to launch On the Board, the first of its kind, globally focused, comprehensive training and placement program for the world’s top female executives.
On the Board is an elite fellowship program designed to prepare and place women leaders on corporate boards. Made possible through a generous gift from Linda Rabbitt, founder and CEO of Rand Construction Corporation, GW Trustee and IWF member, On the Board promises to reshape the business landscape by building a pipeline of women prepared to serve on the boards of leading international companies.
Representing a powerful cohort of high-potential 21st-century leadership, On the Board formally announced this history-making program with an event and forum featuring a wide range of speakers and panelists from Fortune 500 corporate boards, global stock exchanges, and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
The event introduced to the world On the Board’s inaugural class of 15 fellows, a select group of women executives chosen on the basis of their leadership achievements and potential to serve as effective corporate directors.
Doug Guthrie, Dean and Professor of the George Washington University School of Business, argues that businesses should move away from the “doom and gloom” view of China and pay attention to how the country is succeeding. Guthrie asserts that the United States, the standard-bearer of capitalism, can learn something from the “institutional innovation” of China.
Posted by gwsb on February 13, 2013 | Filed under: Dean,Video.
As part of the University’s new campaign, “GW Making History,” Dean Guthrie was interviewed about GWSB and, specifically, the course that Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke taught last spring on the role of the Fed in society.
Posted by gwsb on January 28, 2013 | Filed under: Dean,Video.
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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