November 17, 2013 9:00 pm

The Academic Week Ahead

Monday – Nov 18

Test your knowledge

Teams from Insead, Harvard, London Business School and Wharton are competing against each other in an annual wine tasting competition held this year at the Financial Times. The event is supported by Champagne Pol Roger. Contestants will be marked on their ability to identify grape variety, country, wine region, the subdistrict and vintage.

Tuesday – Nov 19

Attend a power lunch

The University of California at Irvine Paul Merage School of Business is hosting a complimentary lunch to give prospective students a brief overview of its FEMBA programme. The admissions team, students and alumni will be available to answer questions.

Be innovative

Stanford Graduate School of Business is hosting a Social Innovation Summit that offers the opportunity to discuss global challenges and build partnerships. Networking opportunities are included.

Wednesday – Nov 20

Learn about moral capitalism

City University Cass Business School is hosting an evening with Michael Woodford MBE, the first chief executive to become a whistleblower at his own corporation. While head of Olympus, the digital camera company, Mr Woodford exposed a $1.7bn fraud and was sacked for doing so. His lecture will be followed by a book signing reception.

Thursday – Nov 21

Join a masterclass

Philippe Gaud, HEC affiliate professor and former HR director of Apple Europe, is hosting a masterclass at HEC Paris to show participants how to approach employees about applying for an MBA.

Alumni event: Australia

The University of Sydney Business School is hosting a cocktail reception with Julie McKay, executive director of the Australian National Committee for UN Women. Ms McKay works with a range of business and government leaders to address the issues of gender equality at work.

Friday – Nov 22

Reward others

International managers are invited to discover how reward and recognition can help their organisation implement strategy and gain competitive advantage at Vlerick Business School in Brussels. Vlerick training experts will be available for consultation, including Xavier Baeten, founder of the Vlerick Reward Centre.

Email forthcoming events to charlotte.clarke@ft.com

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