Recent News and Press Releases
WASHINGTON, DC. - Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business Dean George Daly today announced the appointment of Chris M. Kormis as the school's new Associate Dean for Marketing and Communications.
Kormis will lead, develop, and implement strategic marketing and communications efforts that will advance the McDonough School of Business. She will serve as the primary spokesperson, after the Dean, to all external audiences, and will direct communications strategies to promote the school as well as raise its visibility among the news media, key stakeholders, and alumni.
With new articles on strategies and tools for trade in Latin America, Globalization, Competitiveness and Governability has taken another step in establishing itself as an influential journal in the field of international trade. The journal was founded by McDonough Deputy Dean Ricardo Ernst (left), who also serves as its editor in chief.
On New Year's Day, 2003, McDonough School MBA student and missionary Mike Kim
packed a couple of duffle bags and set out from Southern California for the China-North
Korea border on a one-way ticket. He would spend the next four years leading North
Korean refugees through the 6,000 mile underground railroad, an experience that would
become the basis of his recently released book, Escaping North Korea: Secrets of the
World's Most Isolated Country.
Investment groups from the Middle East have been especially interested in Latin America recently, according to Ricardo Ernst, deputy dean of the McDonough School and co-director of the Global Logistics Research Program.
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In a November 13 speech to the Georgetown community, former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar called for G-20 leaders meeting in Washington two days later to resist the temptation to intervene too heavily in the world financial system.
"Expansive intervention will be politically a present temptation," he said, "one very difficult to resist and avoid, but we must oppose it. We don't need more intervention. We know very well what State intervention achieved in the past."
Fox 5 in Washington, DC interviewed McDonough School of Business Professor, Lee Pinkowitz, about the current economic situation and the rise and fall of the stock market.
Georgetown MBA features a unique international program, The Global Integrative. This program, required of all students, offers an outstanding way to get both in-depth classroom knowledge about international business practices and real-world consulting experience with foreign clients or US multinationals.
On-campus classes consist of lectures and case studies focused on a country's economic system, government, regulatory practices and culture. During the classroom sessions, students develop faculty-supervised team projects that address a business problem of the selected client.
In a major address to the Georgetown community on Friday, October 10, Nestle Chairman Peter Brabeck made a strong case for sustainable development and described Nestle's efforts to lead the way by incorporating sustainability into its business practices.