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GBSN March eNewsletter
GBSN March eNewsletter - Visiting Tunis After the Jasmine Revolution
Global Business School Network: Building Capacity to Change the World - 10 years and counting

In This Issue

>> ANDE Entrepreneur Ecosystem
>> Thunderbird for Good
>> University of Cape Town GSB
>> Teaching Entrepreneurship
>> Agribusiness in Africa
>> Social Business Webinar Apr 15
>> MBA Challenge Video Contest
>> Opportunities

GBSN Conference in Tunisia 'Education, Employment and Entrepreneurship'

>> Register Today for the 2013 GBSN Annual Conference


Upcoming Events

CEEMAN Program Management Seminar
April 3 - 5, 2013
Bled, Slovenia

2013 EFMD Conference in the MENA Region
April 14 - 16, 2013
Abu Dhabi

Bringing Social Business to Your School - GBSN Webinar
April 15, 2013

CEEMAN ExEd Forum 2013
April 18 - 19, 2013
Kiev, Ukraine

Promoting Reunions & Events Through Social Media - GBSN Alumni Services Working Group
April 26, 2013 10:00 am EST

Integrity Leadership for Africa Course
April 29 - May 4, 2013
Nairobi, Kenya

Capturing Impact: Interactive Workshop on Outcomes Data Collection & Analysis
May 7 - 9, 2013
Johannesburg, South Africa

11th Annual BMDA Conference "The Role of Management Empowering Innovations and Creativity"
May 9 - 10, 2013
Kaunas, Lithuania

Kogod Global Management Institute (KGMI)
May 12 - 18, 2013
Washington, DC

AABS Connect: Annual Conference 2013 - Business Schools as generators of African Competitiveness
May 13 - 14, 2013
Casablanca, Morocco

Association of MBAs International Conference for Deans and Directors
May 15 - 17, 2013
Warsaw, Poland

AABS Research Excellence Workshop 2013
May 15 - 17, 2013
Casablanca, Morocco

Business, Entrepreneurship and Microfinance in Africa
May 23 - 25, 2013
Kampala, Uganda
Makerere University Business School

Affinity Networking - Identifying the Most Meaningful Connections - GBSN Alumni Services Working Group
May 24, 2013 10:00 am EST

International Management Teachers Academy
June 2 - 14, 2013
Bled, Slovenia

Quality & Governance in Higher Education Conference
June 6 - 7, 2013
Dubrovnik, Croatia

GBSN Annual Conference "Education, Employment and Entrepreneurship"
June 10-12, 2013
Tunis, Tunisia
Co-hosted by Babson College and Mediterranean School of Business

AABS Teaching the Practice of Management 2013
June 18 - 22, 2013
Johannesburg, South Africa

AABS Case Writing Workshop 2013
June 24 - 25, 2013
Johannesburg, South Africa

9th Annual Global Integrity School Leadership and Management for Integrity Course
July 1 - 6, 2013
Budapest, Hungary

PRME Summit/CEEMAN Conference
September 25 - 26, 2013
Bled, Slovenia

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Guy Visits Tunis in Advance of the GBSN Annual Conference in June
Greetings From Guy

Guy PfeffermannTunis(as pictured above) is a fascinating city. I spent a week meeting with academics, cabinet ministers, NGOs, international financial institutions and corporate leaders ahead of GBSN’s June 11-12 annual conference. The indefatigable Dr. Mahmoud Triki, founder of the groundbreaking Mediterranean Business School, was my companion and guide.

Our conference theme: Education, Employment and Entrepreneurship is hugely relevant to Tunisia and may other countries in the developing world. In the wake of the "Jasmine Revolution” of two years ago a host of innovative initiatives have sprung up in Tunisia. The Souk At-Tanmia (Arabic for Development Marketplace) is a partnership framework designed by the African Development Bank, which is headquartered in Tunis, to support entrepreneurial projects, most of them initiated by young people. Mentoring and some funding are provided by public and private sector partner organizations. To date 3,000 projects were submitted. Souk At-Tanmia will be a vibrant participant in GBSN conference‘s Innovation Showcase.

>> Click here to read Guy's full article


Aspen Network of Development EntrepreneursANDE is Working to Build an Ecosystem to Support Social Entrepreneurs in East Africa

The first of three legs that they build this plan on is on developing ways to train management talent. We look forward to GBSN's involvement in this initiative and encourage you to take a look at the ideas they lay out.

>> Click here for the full article

Nora, Kellie and Wynona at the Award Ceremony in Washington, DCMember Spotlight: Thunderbird for Good Honored for International Women'sDay
By Nora Brown, COO

In celebration of International Women's Day, I had the great pleasure of joining our friends Kellie Kreiser and Wynona Heim from Thunderbird for Good at this year's International Women of Courage Awards celebration. This award was established by the U.S. Department of State in 2001 to honor women who are making a substantial difference in the lives of women in countries around the globe.

>> Click here to learn more

UCT Graduate School of BusinessMember Spotlight: University of Cape Town GSB Student Team Showcases African Innovation on an International Stage

Congratulations to the team from GBSN Member School UCT GSB on the success of their team at the Hult Prize London region competition!

"They manufacture a product that makes gardening easy despite education and language barriers, and when you pair that with the thinking around global food security issues, the potential for massive impact becomes obvious.”

>> Click here for more on their innovative gardening project

Jose Ernesto AmarosTransforming Your MBA Curriculum for an Entrepreneurial World: Webinar Summary

Professor Amorós talked about the large transition that UDD’s MBA program has made since 2008. The school went through a complete curriculum revision and adapted their MBA program to better prepare students to be entrepreneurial leaders, "providing a holistic view of business based on a new business cycle.

>> Click here to read the summary of the webinar and watch the recording

African Business JournalGuy Discusses Agribusiness in the African Business Journal

Last week's issue of the African Business Journal features an article on agribusiness with a roundtable of experts talking about different aspects of the sector. Our own Guy Pfeffermann shares his perspective on the role of management education in agribusiness,the future of technology, and the challenges farmers face.

>> Click here to read the article

GBSN WebinarGBSN Webinar on Bringing Social Business to Your School on April 15th

More and more social businesses are created with the clear focus on solving social problems in a financially self-sustainable way, addressing social problems within healthcare, environment, education, and many other areas. This webinar will present many ideas how universities can get involved in the social business movement.

>> Click here to learn more and register

MBA+ Challenge Video ContestOnline Voting Open April 1- 14 - Choose your favorite videos!

The voting will determine the top 5 videos which will then be presented to the selection panel, which will choose the winner. The public is welcome to vote!

>> Click here to vote April 1 - 14

Recently Posted Opportunities

>> Dean, School of Public Policy of Nazarbayev University
The Dean will work closely with the University Provost to establish and realise the new Graduate School of Public Policy and will provide academic, intellectual, and administrative leadership for public policy scholarship in Kazakhstan.

>> Kiva Fellowship
Kiva Fellows have a unique opportunity to witness the realities of microfinance firsthand by working directly with a Kiva field partner, or supporting Kiva’s newest initiative (Kiva Zip), for a minimum of 16 weeks.

>> EFMD Excellence in Practice Awards
Deadline is April 15th

>> Internships at BRICS Forum for Students
Seeking motivated professionals in Brazil, Russia, India, China & South Africa.

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