This past fall we launched two new endeavors under the Global Matters moniker, a semi-annual speaker forum and a subsequent video series available to participants and others to encourage continued dialogue and learning.

The speaker forum was inaugurated on November 20 with Dr. Mansour Javidan, Carlson School alumnus and an expert on the concept of global mindset, sharing his insights with more than 150 professionals, faculty, and students. In April, we host our second event featuring Shari Ballard, president of international and chief HR officer for Best Buy, who will be speaking on the topic of "Leadership Lessons from the Front Lines of Global Business." Simultaneously, we have established a video series that is hosted as a playlist on the Carlson School of Management YouTube channel which features short interviews with experts from academia and business speaking on timely global business topics. There are currently three available and we anticipate adding topics regularly.

We hope you enjoy this edition of Going Global. It features some unique perspectives on the student and faculty experience in international business education, new professional education opportunities, and new emerging research on cultural equity and branding.

Also, if you're in Minnesota on April 17, plan to join us at Global Matters!


Michael Houston, Associate Dean of Global Initiatives
Anne D'Angelo, Assistant Dean of Global Initiatives


Michael J. Houston
Associate Dean, Global Initiatives

Anne M. D'Angelo