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Center for the Future of Management


Virtual Fireside Chat with Penn Prof. Diana C. Mutz

Thursday, November 4, 2021
2:00pm to 3:00pm

University of Pennsylvania Prof. Diana C. Mutz joins NYU Stern's Steven Altman for a virtual "fireside chat" to share insights from her new book Winners and Losers: The Psychology of Foreign Trade. Prof Mutz's research challenges conventional wisdom about what drives public opinion on international trade, identifying psychological factors that shape trade policy preferences and showing how understanding public opinion can lead to lasting economic and societal benefits.

Registration is required. Capacity is limited and attendance is on a "first-come, first served" basis.

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Joint Panel: NYU Stern’s CFM and NYU Abu Dhabi’s CITIES

Wednesday, April 28, 2021
9:00am to 10:00am

NYU Stern’s CFM and NYU Abu Dhabi’s CITIES present a joint panel on post-pandemic job opportunities in cities.
This event will feature NYU Stern professors Ashish Bhatia and Arpit Gupta.

Please email Prof. Rob Seamans ( for additional details (registration link will be available closer to the event date)

Virtual Fireside Chat with Wharton Prof. Mauro F. Guillén + Sinziana Dorobantu

Thursday, April 15, 2021
6:00pm to 7:00pm

Prof. Mauro F. Guillén will join NYU Stern Professor Sinziana Dorobantu to share insights and answer questions from his new book 2030: How Today's Biggest Trends Will Collide and Reshape the Future of Everything. He will relate this new work to his foundational research on globalization. Prof. Guillén's research agenda addresses both how companies internationalize and how globalization affects patterns of organization and the diffusion of innovations and crises. Guillén is the Dr. Felix Zandman Professor of International Management at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.  He received a PhD in sociology from Yale University and a Doctorate in political economy from the University of Oviedo in his native Spain.

Registration is required. Capacity is limited and attendance is on a "first come, first served" basis.

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3rd Annual AI in Strategic Management Workshop

Friday, March 19, 2021
9:00am to 2:00pm

We have four junior faculty who will present early stage research in this workshop:
Tania Babina (Columbia), Hyunjin Kim (INSEAD), Arianna Marchetti (LBS), Yash Shretha (ETH Zurich).

Please email Prof. Rob Seamans ( for more details.

Virtual Fireside Chat + Q&A with John Pearson and Raghu Sundaram

Thursday, March 4, 2021
11:00am to 12:00pm

DHL Express CEO John Pearson joins NYU Stern Dean Raghu Sundaram in a "fireside chat" to inaugurate the DHL Initiative on Globalization Speaker Series at NYU Stern's new Center for the Future of Management. Pearson will share insights and lessons from his 35 years in the logistics industry and his rise to the top of the world's most global express logistics business. Prior to his appointment as CEO of DHL Express in January 2019, Pearson served in leadership roles within the company in the Middle East, Oceania, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, and Europe. His career has also spanned the functions of sales, marketing, and general management.  After a lively conversation spanning topics from career insights to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on global trade, John Pearson will answer questions from our audience.

Registration is required. Capacity is limited and attendance is on a "first come, first served" basis.

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Cambodia and the State of Globalization in 2020

Free Webinar
Hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce in Cambodia
Date and Time: December 22, 2020 at 9AM local time in Cambodia (December 21, 2020 at 9PM EST)
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Event Description:
Steven A. Altman and Phillip Bastian of NYU Stern will present results of the newly released DHL Global Connectedness Index 2020, covering both the state of globalization during the Covid-19 pandemic and unique features of Cambodia's international flows. In this year's report, Cambodia ranked as the country whose international flows beat expectations by the widest margin. The co-authors will present for about 30 minutes and then answer audience questions. The report is available for free download here.   

Globalization Beyond 2020: Time for a Reset? (Panel Discussion)

Co-hosted by NYU Stern and DHL
Date: December 3, 2020
Time: 11:00 AM (EST)
This session was recorded.  Follow this link to watch the recording.  
Speakers / Panelists:
Catherine Mann, Global Chief Economist at Citibank
Ian Goldin, Professor of Globalisation and Development at the University of Oxford
John Pearson, CEO of DHL Express 
Steven A. Altman, Senior Research Scholar at the NYU Stern School of Business 
Moderator: Sarah Kelly, TV News Anchor and Journalist 

Panel Description:
The most severe pandemic in a century has not only caused a worldwide health crisis, it has also put globalization under great strain. But how have global flows actually been affected and what are the prospects for international trade and exchange?

This panel – hosted by DHL and the Initiative on Globalization at NYU Stern's Center for the Future of Management – will look at how the events in 2020 have impacted international business, and will discuss their implications for years to come. It will explore the resilience of global supply chains and the extent to which international connectedness can help us mitigate the effects of the pandemic.

In the future, will we see a fragmenting world order and a fracturing global economy? Or is there still more room for globalization? How will international flows change as people, companies and countries find new ways to do business with one another? Is globalization adapting to the new challenges or does it need a reset? What should we change and what should we reinforce to foster a healthier, more prosperous and more resilient world.