The Academic Week Ahead

Key events taking place at business schools Sept 22 – 26

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Monday – Sept 22

Discuss economics

British economist Jim O’Neill will be in conversation with Andy Bounds, Financial Times Enterprise Editor, at the University of Manchester, discussing what is next for the global and UK economies. Mr O’Neill is known for coining the terms Bric (Brazil, Russia, India and China) and Mint (Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey).

Be positive

Scholars at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business are discussing how positive leaders are able to expand their company’s capacity for excellence. Examples include Wells Fargo, Ford and Burt’s Bees. Entrance is free.

Tuesday – Sept 23

Tweet business

The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School is hosting a lecture on entrepreneurship and philanthropy. Jack Dorsey, chief executive of Square and co-founder of Twitter will feature on the panel.

Meet an entrepreneur

The Hult Prize Final is taking place in New York, where $1m in start-up funding will be awarded to one team. The challenge this year is Healthcare: solving non-communicable disease in the urban slum. Participating teams represent Esade, HEC Paris, the Indian School of Business, the University of Pennsylvania, MIT and York University.

Wednesday – Sept 24

Make peace

General Tony Zinni, (retired) a former Commander in Chief of the United States Central Command, is speaking at a Kellogg Executive Women’s Network event on military action. Is it always the most appropriate response? Since retiring, he has published a book titled The Battle for Peace and Leading the Charge.

Thursday – Sept 25

Study Chinese finance

Esade and the Guanghua School of Management are holding a presentation in Beijing of the report Chinese Investment in Europe 2014. The report is by Ivana Casaburi, director of Esade’s China-Europe Club and a professor at both schools.

Friday – Sept 26

Attend a conference

The Center for Global Supply Chain Management at the University Of Southern California Marshall School Of Business is holding its second annual conference on supply chain management.

Set sail

A total of 21 business schools, including Harvard, HEC Paris, Iese, Ceibs and London Business School, are gathering on the Mediterranean coast to compete in the 2014 Rolex MBA’s Conference & Regatta. The event is organised by the Sailing Club of SDA Bocconi School of Management and Yacht Club Italiano, in partnership with Rolex.

Email forthcoming events to charlotte.clarke@ft.com

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