Community College Global Education Symposium: The Global Economy

November 12-13, 2014

Currencies from around the world

Co-sponsored by the UNC Global Business Center | Flyer | Schedule at a Glance Session DescriptionsPlenary Speakers

World View’s 2014 Community College Symposium explores a topic that is vital to understanding globalization and preparing our state’s workforce: The Global Economy.  Faculty from UNC, Duke, and community colleges will join business leaders to explore globalization from an economic perspective. This program is designed for administrators and faculty in all disciplines, offering plenary and concurrent sessions on a range of issues relating to the global economy and resources for integrating global themes into your courses.  Professional Development Contact Hours will be offered.

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Plenary Speakers (listed in presentation order) 

jb_skeenkamp_hires07Jan-Benedict Steenkamp. Jan-Benedict E.M. Steenkamp  is the Knox Massey Distinguished Professor of Marketing and Area Chair of Marketing. He is the author of Private Label Strategy: How to Meet the Store Brand Challenge (Harvard Business School Press, 2007) and Brand Breakout: How Emerging Market Brands Will Go Global (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013). He was ranked No. 1 in the world on scholarly influence in marketing in the last decade. An award-winning researcher, he has also written over 150 scholarly publications, and his work has received over 20,000 citations.He is executive director of AiMark, a global center studying key marketing strategy issues, which brings together academics around the world, two of the top-four market research agencies, and brand manufacturers. He has consulted with numerous multinational companies, including Procter & Gamble, Kraft, General Mills, Johnson & Johnson, Unilever,Bristol-Myers, and Sara Lee among others. He has taught at universities in Austria, Belgium, China, India, the Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, South Africa, United Kingdom and the United States. He received his Ph.D., master’s, and bachelor’s degrees, all summa cum laude, from Wageningen University in the Netherlands, and a Doctor Honoris Causa (Honorary Doctorate) from Aarhus University, Denmark. 

u5085Phyllis Pomerantz. Phyllis Pomerantz is professor of the Practice of Public Policy at the Center for International Development at the Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University, where she teaches graduate seminars on themes related to aid effectiveness,global poverty reduction,leadership, governance and global public goods/programs. Pomerantz started working for the World Bank in 1979 as an economist and rural development specialist in the Latin America and Caribbean region. She subsequently held a series of managerial positions, including Chief of Brazil Agriculture, Chief of Infrastructure Operations in Southern Africa, and Country Manager and Country Director of Zambia and Mozambique). Previously, Pomerantz served as an assistant professor of political science at Hartwick College. Pomerantz holds an M.A. in international relations, an MALD.(International Development) and a Ph.D. in international relations/international development from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.  She is fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, and she has worked in over 20 countries around the world.

DanGitterman-200x300Daniel Gitterman. Daniel Gitterman is the Thomas Willis Lambeth Distinguished Chair in Public Policy at UNC at Chapel Hill. Gitterman received a B.A. from Connecticut College, an M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, and an A.M. and Ph.D. in political science from Brown University. He has received the Tanner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and the John L. Sanders Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and Service at Carolina. His book,Boosting Paychecks: The Politics of Supporting America’s Working Poor,, examines the role of federal income tax and minimum wage in supporting low-income working families in the United States. He is co-author/editor (with Peter A. Coclanis) of A Way Forward: Building a Globally Competitive South, published by the Global Research Institute and distributed as an e-book by UNC Press. As part of the GRI’s 2013-14 theme, Making Scarce Water Work for All, Gitterman and Peter Coclanis are working on a project entitled Blue Jobs for North Carolina, which explores  some of the conceptual connections between water and economic development, with a specific focus on the creation and expansion of ‘blue jobs’ in North Carolina.

carol_seagle_hires08Carol Hee. Carol Hee is the director of the Center for Sustainable Enterprise and assistant professor of strategy and entrepreneurship. Hee teaches sustainable enterprise and environmental strategy in the MBA program. Her research interests concern how companies can reduce costs, minimize risk, and gain competitive advantage by implementing strategies guided by environmental and social concerns. Hee joined UNC Kenan-Flagler after working at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a science writer and systems analyst.  She assisted in the improvement of its scientific information management system, wrote for the EPA web site, and edited such influential works as the Air Quality Criteria for Particulate Matter and Perchlorate Environmental Contamination: Toxicological Review and Risk Characterization. She earned her Ph.D. from UNC’s Department of Marine Sciences ; MBA from UNC Kenan-Flagler; and B.S. in biology from the University of Scranton.

Schedule at a glance

Wednesday, November 12 Thursday, November 13
8:00 Check In and Registration 8:00 Coffee, Juice, and Pastries
8:30 Welcome
Charlé LaMonica, Director
World View UNC at Chapel Hill
Carol Tresolini, Vice Provost for Academic Initiatives UNC at Chapel Hill
Scott Ralls, President North Carolina Community College System
8:30 NC Colleges in the New Economy
Daniel Gitterman, Public Policy
UNC at Chapel Hill
8:45 Emerging Markets in the Global Economy
Jan-Benedict Steenkamp
Kenan-Flagler Business School
UNC at Chapel Hill
9:45 BREAK
10:00 BREAK 10:00 Panel: The World is Where We Work
Steve Brantley
Orange County Department of Economic Development
Jason Mudd, Process Innovation, IBM
John Loyack
Global Business Services Economic Development Partnership of
North Carolina
Miguel Nunez-Wolff
Latin America & Caribbean Process Sales IKA Works, INC.Facilitator: Julia Kruse
Global Business Center
UNC at Chapel Hill
10:15 Global Poverty and International Development
Phyllis Pomerantz
Sanford School of Public Policy
Duke University 
11:00 The Environment and Sustainability in the Global Economy
Carol Hee, Kenan-Flagler Business School UNC at Chapel Hill
11:15 Concurrent Sessions I: 12:00 Next Steps and Adjournment
Charlé LaMonica
World View
UNC at Chapel Hill
1. Global Ethical Issues Affecting Corporate Managers and Corporate Governance
Ellen Peirce
Kenan-Flagler Business School
UNC at Chapel Hill
2. North Carolina in the Global Economy Lukas Brun, Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness
Duke University
 12:15  Lunch (provided)
 1:15 Concurrent Sessions II: 
1. Globalizing Your Course
Jane Cline, Business and Information Technologies Division
Forsyth Technical Community College
Frank Higginbotham, Business Administration Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
Kelly McEnany, Behavioral Sciences
Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
2. The Indian Economy and Business Innovation
Jayashankar Swaminathan
Kenan-Flagler Business School
UNC at Chapel Hill
3. Mexico in the Global Economy
Robert Donnelly
Carolina Center for Community Capital
UNC at Chapel Hill
 2:30 BREAK
 2:45 Concurrent Sessions III: 
1. From Static to Dynamic: Engaging Students with Global Issues
Katharine Robinson, World View
UNC at Chapel Hill
2. “Africa’s-Place-in-the-World”
Anne-Maria Makhulu, Department of Cultural Anthropology and Department of African & African American Studies
Duke University
3. Regional Briefing: Europe
Holger Moroff, Department of Political Science UNC at Chapel Hill
 4:00 The North Carolina Global Distinction Initiative: Bringing Global Issues to Your Classroom and College
Facilitator: Katharine Robinson, World View
Suzanne LaVenture, Department of Spanish and Humanities
Davidson County Community College
Nadine Russell, Department of Global Learning Central Piedmont Community CollegeAnu Williams, Humanities, Communications, and Fine Arts
Forsyth Technical Community College
 5:00 Reception
Friday Center for Continuing Education UNC at Chapel Hill