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Doing Business With China - The Opportunities and Challenges of RMB Internationalization
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When: 1/25/2012
Where: Online

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Change is happening on the world currency stage. There is a steady effort to internationalize the yuan, which the World Bank predicts will become a pillar of a new multi-currency system. RMB internationalization will have effects on trade and investment around the globe. But with all of the opportunities, especially throughout emerging markets in Latin America, Africa and Asia, there are some challenges to be faced.

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In this webinar you will learn from a leading business scholar who is working in China about these opportunities and challenges. Join the discussion! Hear what is happening in China today and share your experience and insight in what promises to be a lively discussion.


Ron Schramm

Professor, Columbia Business School

Professor Ron Schramm has been conducting research related to China since the early 1990s and has taught at Columbia Business School in New York since 1984. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Harvard University (with honors) and Master of Arts, Master of Philosophy and PhD in Economics from Columbia University. He was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing (where he taught the first course ever in corporate valuation — 2003) ; a Visiting Scholar at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (2000); and a Visiting Scholar at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (1997). He was a Visiting Professor at Chinese-European International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai IN 2008 and 2009.

In 2010, Professor Schramm taught the inaugural course in a new Kenyan EMBA program jointly sponsored by Columbia Business School, Goldman-Sachs and USIU. The course in corporate finance was offered in Nairobi, Kenya. He leads the China Business and Economy Group of the Harvard Club of New York City.

Professor Schramm has taught the widest range of courses of any faculty member at Columbia —having taught the PhD course in econometrics, forecasting, managerial economics, macroeconomics, international business, international financial management, international valuation and corporate finance. He was the first recipient of the prestigious Chazen Institute Award for case writing on an international topic. He has led Columbia’s MBA and EMBA course in China for over 13 years. In addition to his research related to China,


Professor Schramm specializes in international financial management. As an Economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in the early 1990s, Professor Schramm worked on debt workouts for heavily indebted countries and was instrumental in the reform of the foreign exchange system of Uganda.

Russell Flannery

Senior Editor, Shanghai Bureau Chief
Forbes magazine

Russell is a senior editor and the Shanghai bureau chief of Forbes magazine. A fluent Mandarin Chinese speaker now in his 11th year at Forbes, Russell compiles the Forbes China Rich List, Hong Kong Rich List, and Taiwan Rich List. Russell was previously a correspondent for Bloomberg News in Taipei and Shanghai and for the Asian Wall Street Journal in Taipei. A Massachusetts native, he holds degrees from the University of Vermont and the University of Wisconsin at Madison.


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