Recent News and Press Releases
Professor Thomas Brewer Travels the Globe, Discusses Need for International Efforts in Climate Change Policy
From Washington D.C., to Italy, Associate Professor Thomas Brewer has spent his summer traveling the globe in support of business-driven climate change policy. The highly qualified expert, who joined the McDonough School of Business in 1985, specializes in issues associated with climate change, including the intersections of climate change issues with international trade, technology transfer, and investment issues.
Brewer's most recent work has been in demand for several high-level conferences on the topic, and this summer he presented his research at:
Professor Ron Goodstein, Associate Professor in the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, recently participated as a Witness for the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs. The hearing was held on July 15, 2008, regarding the implementation of the recent decision by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to use television advertising and marketing in its outreach plan toward veterans.
The Undergraduate Dean's Office at the McDonough School of Business successfully teamed up with Georgetown's chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi, the honors business fraternity, to launch the Young Alumni Mentor Program in the Fall of 2007.
The Georgetown University Library Associates collaborated with Lynx Investment Advisory to organize, "Economic Slowdown, Market Fallout and the Path to Financial Recovery," which was presented at Lauinger Library on July 1.
The panel participants were Dennis Lockhart, President of Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank; Lila Hunnewell of Cambridge Associates; Matthew Gelfand of Lynx Investment Advisory; and Lawrence Kochard, Georgetown's chief investment officer.
On Thursday, June 5, Mark Smith, a 2007 graduate of the McDonough School's International Executive MBA program, appeared on CNBC's "The Call" with host Trish Regan. Smith and fellow 2007 IEMBA alumnus Pete Messman, co-founded Claren Power, an innovative venture that uses a byproduct of sugarcane ethanol and sugar production to generate electricity. This technology has a 20-gigawatt power potential in Brazil alone, and according to Smith, a $24 billion market for this process already exists. To learn more, you can view the interview here:
Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business has teamed up with the University's Walsh School of Foreign Service and ESADE Business School in Spain to launch the Georgetown-ESADE Global Executive MBA program (GEMBA). Students in the new program will travel across four continents, participating in six residency modules designed to both immerse them in the complexities of international business, and help them develop new skills in management and leadership.
A recent study released by McDonough School faculty Michael R. Czinkota and Ilkka A. Ronkainen forecasts some of the most important international trends that business leaders should expect to face in coming years. The report, titled "Trends and Indications in International Business: A Delphi Study," identifies how issues including terrorism, globalization, and corruption will affect the future business climate worldwide.
U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Carlos M. Gutierrez, Delivers the 2008 Undergraduate Commencement Address
Remarks as prepared for delivery.
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos M. Gutierrez
Commencement Address to the Georgetown University
McDonough School of Business 2008 Undergraduate Class
May 17, 2008
Congratulations, graduates. Today marks the beginning of a new chapter in your life. I'm honored to be here with you.
On May 16, Kenneth Chenault, Chairman and CEO of American Express, addressed the graduating class of MBAs at the McDonough School's 2008 commencement ceremony. The following is a transcript of his speech:
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez and American Express CEO Kenneth Chenault to Address Class of 2008
American Express Chairman and CEO Kenneth I. Chenault and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos M. Gutierrez will address members of the class of 2008 at this year's McDonough School of Business commencement ceremonies. Mr. Chenault will address graduates of the School's MBA program on May 16, and Secretary Gutierrez will address the undergraduates on May 17.