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From Board Room to Tech Frontier: An International Entrepreneur’s Journey

Monday, Oct. 25
4-5:30 p.m. ET
In person and virtual
Free and open to the public
Register online 

  • Featuring Fabio Rozenblum, investor and CCO, Voltu Motor, and founding partner and CCO, Inkan
  • Join us for a fascinating discussion of the disruptive innovations in the electric vehicle and block chain industries, and how you can leverage your career as an “intrapreneur” in a multinational corporation to “entrepreneur” at the tech frontier in three continents.

With generous support from The Rachel and Jim Hodges Fund and in partnership with the Sonoco Visiting Fellows Program

McMullins and Wilkins

Remaking America’s Geopolitical and Business Leadership

Thursday, Oct. 28
4-6 p.m. ET
In person and virtual
Free and open to the public
Register online

  • Featuring Ambassador Edward T. McMullen Jr., former U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein, and Ambassador David Wilkins, former U.S. Ambassador to Canada
  • Join us to hear insights from two prominent U.S. Ambassadors from South Carolina about the opportunities and challenges they faced in international business and diplomacy

With generous support from The Rachel and Jim Hodges Fund and in partnership with The Walker Institute

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Sustaining prominence in international business

Sept. 16, 2021

Creativity and innovation have been the driving impetuses for the Moore School’s international business program. Karen Brosius, executive director of the Folks Center for International Business, talked with Randy Folks, the former department chair who started the international business program at the Moore School, along with Kendall Roth, immediate past chair and senior associate dean of international programs and partnerships, to share their insights about how the Sonoco International Business Department came to fruition.

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Gerry McDermott

Finding solutions for international strategy in an era of uncertainty

Sept. 9, 2021

Long gone are the days when the generic risk algorithms and value-creating strategies underpinned by assumptions of globalization would guide your firm’s performance and even your career development. This is a time of disruption — be it from global pandemics, trade and supply chain uncertainty or the rise of the digital economy.

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Investing in international business

Sept. 9, 2021

University investment comes in many forms: from endowments and successful alumni taking pride in their alma mater to federally funded grants and impact initiatives of private companies. For the past four years, UPS and The UPS Foundation, headquartered in Atlanta, have invested in the Folks Center for International Business at the UofSC Darla Moore School of Business by providing transformative support to underrepresented students studying international business.

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Expanding global business

Sept. 9, 2021

Alumnus Brian Lu (’90 UofSC mechanical engineering master’s, ’93 MIBS) knows that the hallmark of the No. 1 international business program is the ability to travel the world. That is what inspired him to contribute $100,000 in 2020 to the Moore School, which established the Brian Lu Fund for International Business.

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The difficulties of making sustainability affordable

Sept. 9, 2021

Virtually all the top multinational firms and especially multinational retailers declare support for sustainability policies around the world. But few can actually deliver on this.

The case of Walmart’s efforts to be a leader in affordable sustainability is incredibly telling about the strengths and weaknesses of sustainability strategies and how companies struggle to reconcile the traditional “bottom line” with the new “triple bottom line.” 

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Folks Center board member and UPS president Romaine Seguin imparts vast knowledge of international business  

April 12, 2021

UPS president of global freight forwarding Romaine Seguin has had a storied career with the multinational shipping conglomerate and wants to share what she’s learned over her almost 40-year career with Moore School international business students and faculty.

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Moore School international business students receive prestigious language scholarship

March 15, 2021

Two students at the Darla Moore School of Business have received the U.S. State Department’s prestigious Critical Language Scholarships for summer 2021. This fully funded intensive language program supports students interested in furthering their skills in languages deemed critical to the U.S. Recipients include:

Ashley Labrie (class of ’21) is a UPS Global Scholar, Sims Scholarship and Freeman Scholarship recipient studying International Business, Finance, and Management from Cincinnati, Ohio. development.

Timothy Fritts (class of ’23) is a South Carolina Honors College student majoring in International Business and Supply Chain and Operations with minors in Spanish and Russian from Dalton, Ohio.

Learn more about Labrie and Fritts.

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First-generation student is UPS Global Scholar; hopes to someday sell his family’s coffee

Oct. 14, 2020

First-generation college student and international business major William Mendoza is one of the students to be awarded funding from the UPS Global Scholars program at the Moore School. The UPS Global Scholars program provides support for Mendoza and a number of other students to strengthen diversity among students studying international business.

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Gerry McDermott

Let's Get Business Moving: A New Plan for Supply Chain Innovation

Oct. 7, 2020

Gerry McDermott (pictured), professor of international business at the Darla Moore School of Business, was featured in “A Panel Discussion in Supply Chain Updates: A Solutions Approach series.” Moderated by Suzanne Dickerson, this was a live, online discussion with industry experts.

Learn more about the event.

Gerry McDermott

The Impact of International Trade and Investment on South Carolina: Implications for Small and Medium-Sized Firms in the Era of Coronavirus

June 17, 2020

Gerald McDermottprofessor of international business, led a discussion on the impact of international trade and investment on South Carolina as part of the COVID-19 Managerial Insights radio series. Discussion topics included the impact of changing international trade and investment in South Carolina, with an emphasis on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and how S.C. firms can improve their international competitiveness and take advantage of their international ties during these uncertain times.

Watch the live Zoom Q&A.
View the full series.

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Rebuilding institutional capacity: the core solution to the COVID-19 crisis

May 12, 2020

International business professor Gerald McDermott and his colleague from the Emory University political science department have suggestions for how the United States can begin to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. McDermott is also the faculty director for the Folks Center for International Business.

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A Conversation with Christina Ahmadjian, Professor of Management at Hitotsubashi University

Feb. 20, 2020

Christina Ahmadjian, an expert on corporate governance and professor of management at Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo, shares her business insights as a board member in Japan. Hitotsubashi University, one of the Moore School’s 80 top-ranked international academic partners, is a powerhouse for training Japan’s global business leaders as well as one of the top research universities in Japan.

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Remaking America’s Geopolitical and Business Leadership

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