Welcome to the Spring 2012 online newsletter from the Carlson Global Institute! The academic year of 2011-12 continues to be exciting and successful. In January, over 200 graduate and undergraduate students directly experienced some part of the world through one of our Global Enrichment programs. Through our exchange partners, we welcomed 32 students from 14 countries to The Carlson School this spring. A new program focused on medical technology sent undergraduate students to South Africa for a fulfilling exposure to the promises and challenges of doing business in Africa.

The excitement reached new heights when the next dean of the Carlson School was announced. Professor Srilata Zaheer, a 20-year veteran of the Carlson School faculty, was selected as the new dean. Professor Zaheer is an expert in international business and committed to the global identity of the Carlson School. She has taught in our Global Executive MBA Programs in China and Poland. CGI looks forward to moving ahead with Professor Zaheer at the helm of the school. You can learn more about Dean Zaheer's appointment on our website.


Michael Houston, Associate Dean of Global Initiatives

Anne D'Angelo, Assistant Dean of Global Initiatives