May 25, 2014 11:35 pm

The Academic Week Ahead

Monday – May 26

Study in Qatar

As part of a partnership with the 2013 French Open at Roland Garros, HEC Paris is showcasing its executive education in the Middle East with a Qatar-themed pavilion. Open to the public until Wednesday, the pavilion will feature Arabian carpets, fabrics and photos of Qatar.

Tuesday – May 27

Improve economics

Guests from government, academia, private industry and civil society are convening at the University of Oxford Saïd Business School for a forum that will investigate the relationship between women and the world of finance. The forum links to an e-discussion titled Make Financial Markets Work for Women that will run until June 6th.

Wednesday – May 28

Shake-up business

Pascal Lamy, former director-general of the World Trade Organisation, is visiting the University of Technology Sydney Business School to discuss the report Now for the Long Term. The report includes comment from 19 international leaders addressing the growing short-term preoccupations of modern politics and business.

Be a multiplier

Liz Wiseman, president of Wiseman Group, is running a webinar for members of the Forté Foundation, where she will explain how leaders who inspire employees to stretch themselves – multipliers – have a positive and profitable effect on organisations.

Thursday – May 29

Test your knowledge

Winners of the inaugural Financial Times Business School Challenge will be presented with their trophy at Imperial College Business School. To find out more about the challenge, which will take place again in January 2015, read the MBA blog post.

Friday – May 30

Have a think

The University of Toronto Rotman School of Management is hosting its 16th annual life-long learning conference. The day’s theme is Thinking About Thinking and speakers include Richard Wurman, founder of TED Conference, and Alan Iny, senior specialist for creativity and scenarios at the Boston Consulting Group.

Email forthcoming events to charlotte.clarke@ft.com

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