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GBF 2009: Rebuilding the Global Financial System

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Rebuilding the Global Financial System

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During February 23-27, 2009, the McBride Center for International Business at Baylor University hosted a full week of activities related to the theme, "Rebuilding the Global Financial System." The week included prominent international speakers,film presentations, and a panel of international students who discussed the impact of the financial system on their countries and their personal lives.

A highlight of the week was the Global Business Forum on February 25-26, when a group of the world's leading scholars on the global financial system exchanged views with business executives who have worked in international financial markets for decades.

Most of these events are free and open to the public.

View the Speakers for February 2009

February 23, 2009
Time/Location Event
Blume Conference Center

Video Presentation

  • "House of Cards"

February 24, 2009
Time/Location Event
Cashion 303

Young People in the Global Financial System

  • A Panel of Baylor International Students
    • Ana Karen Velazquez (Mexico)
    • Jerome Lespinasse (France)
    • Gaurav Gupta (India)
    • Edna Ndichu (Kenya)
    • Huong Nguyen (Vietnam)

February 25, 2009
Time/Location Event
Banquet Room

Opening Dinner/Keynote - "Capitalism on the Bring"

  • Welcome - Dean Terry Maness (Baylor University)
  • Chair - Steve Gardner (Baylor University)
  • Speaker - Dr. Jeffrey Frieden (Harvard University)

February 26, 2009
Time/Location Event
Blume Conference Room

Washington Update

  • Congressman Chet Edwards (via videoteleconference)
Blume Conference Room

Global Markets: Changing the Rules (Part 1)

  • Chair - Steve Gardner (Baylor University)
  • Randall Dodd (International Monetary Fund)
  • David Andrew Singer (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Blume Conference Center

Global Markets: Changing the Rules (Part 2)

  • Chair - Joseph McKinney (Baylor University)
  • Rui Li (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences)
  • Arvind Mahajan (Texas A & M University)
  • Stormy-Annika Mildner (German Institute for International and Security)
Banquet Room

Lunch/Keynote - Financial Risk: A Global Survey

  • Welcome - Dean Terry Maness (Baylor University)
  • Chair - Steve Gardner (Baylor University)
  • Speaker - Hans Belcsak (SJ Rundt and Associates)
Blume Conference Room

Current Experience in Global Finance

  • Chair - Susie Etheredge (Baylor University)
  • Eugene W. Perry (Exterran)
  • Hector Retta (Wells Fargo)
  • David A. Weidinger (McGraw Hill)
Blume Conference Room

Public Support for Exporters

  • Chair - Alan Cook (Baylor University)
  • Kelly Kemp (US Export-Import Bank)
  • Rick Schulze (Small Business Administration)

February 27, 2009
Time/Location Event
Blume Conference Room

Video Presentation

  • "Inside the Meltdown"

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