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Open to JSIS Graduate Students! Spring 2021 Global Business Forum: EAC, SAC and CGS Partner with NBR

Paccar Hall, home of the UW Foster School of Business.

May 3, 2021

The East Asia Center (EAC), South Asia Center (SAC) and Center for Global Studies (CGS) are pleased to support the Spring Quarter 2021 Global Business Forum taught by Professor Christina Fong, in partnership with the Foster School’s Global Business Center, the School of Law’s Global Business Law Institute, and The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR).

The Global Business Forum (GBF) is an engaging MBA class and discussion forum where professionals from around the world share their insights into the complexities of doing business globally. The GBF is designed to connect students directly with global business leaders, and this is accomplished in part by inviting such leaders for panel discussions around a specific topic chosen for each quarter the course is offered.

The Spring 2021 GBF course topic is, “The COVID-19 Global Heath Crisis: One Year Later.”

Distinguished guests will join the course to describe how their companies and industries have changed since the spring of last year. In particular, they will address questions such as: Will the global travel industry have recovered? What new technologies/companies have arisen to address the challenges presented by the crisis? Which global economies rebounded the most quickly and why?

The EAC, SAC and CGS are especially pleased to partner with NBR to bring Linda Distlerath, Senior Advisor of NBR and Trustee of the South Carolina Research Authority, to this quarter’s GBF. The full list of guests are as follows:

**Sessions are open to JSIS Graduate Students – contact for access. These class sessions will not be recorded and are not open to the public.**

May 3: Global Supply Chains Panel

Alexis DePreeChief Supply Chain Officer, Nordstrom
Jeff DickermanSenior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Expeditors

May 17: Global Pharmaceuticals Panel

Linda Distlerath, Senior Advisor, The National Bureau of Asian Research and Trustee, South Carolina Research Authority
Edward Nowicki, Senior Vice President, Corporate Compliance, Pfizer

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The 2020-21 Global Business Forum