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The Biggest Global Financial Risks for 2021

Nov. 12, 2020

The Folks Center for International Business and Risk and Uncertainty Management Center at the Darla Moore School of Business recently hosted an online forum featuring financial and risk expert Preston Keat who discussed the biggest global financial risks for 2021. Close to 500 registrants from a cross-section of business, government and academia attended the event.

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U.S.-China Relations: Issues, Challenges and Prospects 

Oct. 1, 2020

The Folks Center for International Business hosted a virtual forum with David Firestein, the president and CEO of the George H. W. Bush Foundation for U.S.-China Relations. More than 450 people from 15 countries registered for the virtual discussion, which focused on the tumultuous relationship between the U.S. and China.

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As part of Firestein's public forum, UofSC faculty offered additional insights on U.S.-China relations.

Michael Murphree, assistant professor of international business, discussed global value chains and offered insights on how the economic policies and rising tensions have impacted South Carolina exports and investment.

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Anli Xiao, assistant professor of communications at the College of Information and Communications, spoke about U.S.-China relations from a communications perspective.

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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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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.

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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.

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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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Vladimir Putin and the Future of Europe: The New Hybrid War

Nov. 6, 2019

The Folks Center for International Business drew a standing-room-only crowd for a recent discussion about Vladimir Putin and the future of Europe with Mitchell Orenstein, renowned Russian scholar and a professor for Russian and East European Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.

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International Strategy in an Era of Trade Uncertainty forum

May 10, 2019

The Folks Center for International Business held the International Strategy in an Era of Trade Uncertainty forum for business and industry leaders to address international trade trends. The forum focused on recent shifts in the global trading sphere and the subsequent impact on U.S. trade policy and practices. 

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