March 22, 2019

Trump, technology topics of QU international biz symposium

PHOTO | Contributed
PHOTO | Contributed
Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld of the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University.

"Global Disruptions" will be the principal subject of Quinnipiac University's annual symposium of the U.S. Northeast chapter of the Academy of International Business this month.

The free event is open to the public. It starts at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 26, in the university's Clarice L. Buckman Theater, 275 Mount Carmel Ave.

Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld, a professor at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University, will deliver the keynote address, "Negotiation at a Time of Global Disruptions."

Cutcher-Gershenfeld plans to discuss President Donald Trump's negotiation style and how it is impacting the country's relationship with other countries. The speech will also cover how technological disruptions are impacting our lives.

Mohammad Elahee, professor of international business at Quinnipiac and symposium organizer said the symposium will "provide new insights about these disruptions."

"The openness and growing interconnectedness among nations that has become the hallmark of the latter part of the 20th century is now being disrupted by both new technologies and government policies," Elahee said.

Cutcher-Gershenfeld is the editor for the "Negotiation Journal" at the program on negotiation at the Harvard Law School and a past president of the Labor and Employment Relations Association. He has co-authored or co-edited 12 books and more than 100 articles, book chapters and policy papers on new technology, high-performance work systems, labor-management partnership, negotiations, conflict resolution and institutional transformation.

The event will also feature a panel discussion, "President Trump's Negotiation Style," from 11 a.m. to noon. Charles Pillsbury, co-director of the Center on Dispute Resolution at the Quinnipiac University School of Law, will moderate. Panelists include Susan Hackley of the Harvard Program on Negotiation, Márton Kis-Dörnyei, head of the planning cell, office of the Prime Minister of Hungary, and Eugene Kogan of the Harvard Kennedy School of Business.

Margaret Goralski, chair and associate professor of entrepreneurship and strategy at the School of Business at Quinnipiac, will moderate a panel on "Brexit" from 2 to 3:30 p.m. She will be joined by Christopher Ball, executive director of the Central European Institute at Quinnipiac, professor of economics and honorary consul general of Hungary; Sean Duffy, executive director of the Albert Schweitzer Institute and professor of political science at Quinnipiac, and Kis-Dörnyei.

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