February 9, 2014 11:19 pm

The Academic Week Ahead

Monday – Feb 10

Enter a challenge

The third annual FT MBA Challenge is registering teams of business school students in support of World Child Cancer. This year’s problem focuses on the lack of hospital resources in developing countries for children with cancer.

Tuesday – Feb 11

Become a leader

Vlerick Business School in Belgium is hosting a seminar to trigger self-reflection and action in leadership. Speakers include Katleen De Stobbeleir, professor of leadership and human resource management at Vlerick. She will discuss Generation Y ‘feedback junkies.’

Meet an author

Eswar Prasad is discussing his new book The Dollar Trap: How the U.S. Dollar Tightened Its Grip on Global Finance at Cornell University Johnson School of Business in the US.

Wednesday – Feb 12

Harness technology

In order to show participants the value of using technology as a means to collaborate, the University of Westminster Business School in the UK is hosting a seminar with Keith Patrick, senior lecturer in business information management.

Thursday – Feb 13

Discuss retail

Georgetown University and Esade Business School are hosting a conference on the Indian retail trade in New Delhi. Questions up for discussion include what will happen to consumer behaviour and foreign direct investment.

Find out about trade

Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint, formerly Minister of State for Trade and Investment and group chairman of HSBC Holdings, is delivering a talk at the University of Oxford Saïd Business School entitled ‘The Global Shift from West to East: Opportunities and Challenges All Round’.

Friday – Feb 14

Win a scholarship

More than $300,000 in scholarship money to the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management MBA programme is available for the winners of the second annual Rotman Problem Solving Challenge. This year’s challenge has three rounds. The deadline of the first round is today.

Email forthcoming events to charlotte.clarke@ft.com

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