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Jay Swaminathan

Jay Swaminathan Is an Academic Leader with a Global Perspective

Jayashankar “Jay” Swaminathan has served in just about every academic role at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School you can imagine. “UNC Kenan-Flagler is a great place, and I have great colleagues,” says Swaminathan, the GlaxoSmithKline Distinguished Professor of Operations. “The school is a reflection of who I am and my… Read more »

UNC Kenan-Flagler Professor Examines Impact of Intercultural Relationships on Creativity

Examples of extraordinarily successful and creative individuals who, early in their lives, cultivated relationships with people from other cultures are easy to find. Marie Curie was born in Poland, but moved to Paris where she met and married Pierre Curie. They conducted groundbreaking research on radioactivity and won a Nobel Prize for their achievements. When… Read more »

Christian Lundblad Puts Global Business Theory into Practice

November 10, 2017

Back in 2000, Christian Lundblad, having completed his doctoral degree in financial economics, went to work at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, D.C. as an advisor on international financial market developments. That experience helped define his approach to academia. “It’s a very interesting institution,” Lundblad says of the Federal Reserve. “It’s at the intersection… Read more »

Kenan-Flagler Graduate Empowers Youth in Rwanda through Basketball Nonprofit

Jake Mendys ’16 is working as a Basketball Health Corps Fellow with Shooting Touch in Kayonza, Eastern Rwanda. The nonprofit uses the power of basketball to educate and empower at-risk youth to reach their full potential by providing access to basketball through courts, coaches and equipment; changes attitudes and behaviors through health-education curriculum; and ensures access to adequate care… Read more »

Kenan-Flagler GLOBE Student Learns the Power of Community

Resilient is one way to describe Karina Gonzalez Sanchez ’17, who despite her youth, is already a global citizen. During the summer of 2016, she was making plans complete her studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School in December – a semester ahead of schedule – when her mother was diagnosed with mesothelioma.

Hecht Gives Keynote Speech at 2017 Emerging Markets Day

Working internationally means more than just learning how to sleep on long-haul flights or trying new foods. According to Jeanne Hecht, chief operating officer of Median Technologies, working around the globe requires self-awareness, a knowledge of other cultures and, more importantly, building real connections. As the former global head of sales for Quintiles and the… Read more »