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College of Business
November 21, 2002 -- News Brief
A recent College of Business Round Table featured the Illinois Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) program.
Professor and CIBER Director Joseph L. Cheng (far left) served as moderator. William S. Barron (middle, '66 Commerce), general manager and vice president of Littelfuse, Inc., and Robert A. Center (right, '70 Finance), global director of Japanese Business at Ernst & Young International, served on the panel. The discussion focused on the nations capacity for international understanding and competitiveness.
In addition to the many alumni and College friends in attendance, several international students from the Illinois MBA Program were present. Tim Durst, associate director of development (below, far right), coordinated the session.
Illinois CIBER works to empower students, faculty, and business professionals to meet the globalization challenge of the 21st century. The program offers teaching, research, and outreach programs that help advance global knowledge and cross-cultural skills. The center raises awareness of international business by organizing and participating in conferences, seminars, and workshops; promotes interdisciplinary studies by combining the teaching of international business with foreign language and cultural training; coordinates research in international business; and serves as a regional and national resource for international business teaching, research, and professional development.
Organized and hosted by the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs, the Round Tables are quarterly opportunities to learn about College initiatives. The Round Tables are usually held at the Illini Center but occasionally are held at other venues.
The next Round Table will be held on February 25, 2003, at the University Club in Chicago. The topic will be "Terrorism Insurance." If you are interested in learning about upcoming Round Tables, send your name and email address to Deanna Dale.