Business/Finance

Artificial Intelligence (AI) Nightmare Scenarios: Summoning the Demons?

Posted: October 31, 2019 at 6:18 pm, Last Updated: June 22, 2021 at 5:24 pm

Some may think of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in terms of Boston Dynamics’ Robot dog, Spot or of software that can defeat the very best human player in Go or Jeopardy. This course is about a much more sinister and serious aspect of AI, the various “nightmare scenarios” that are appearing regularly in the technical literature […]

A/V requirements: LCD Projector, Screen, Laptop

Steve Ruth

Business Management and Strategic Thinking, Corporate Entrepreneurship, Understanding Business Models

Posted: February 14, 2018 at 8:02 pm, Last Updated: July 7, 2021 at 2:45 pm

Professor Joshi can address the following topics: Strategic Decision making, effective strategic thinking, Managing Innovation Management, Corporate Entrepreneurship; Strategy Formulation and Strategy Implementation, Global Strategies, Managing Change, Business Model Analysis, Cross Cultural Management  

A/V requirements: Laptop, Flip Chart, White Board and Markers

Mahesh P. Joshi

Mahesh P. Joshi

Posted: February 14, 2018 at 8:00 pm, Last Updated: July 7, 2021 at 2:43 pm

Mahesh P. Joshi is an academic, an entrepreneur and a consultant. He was the founding Director of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the School of Business, George Mason University. Currently he is an Associate Professor of Global Strategy and Entrepreneurship, the School of Business, George Mason University. He is also the President of […]

Leadership

Posted: February 25, 2015 at 4:53 pm

A/V requirements: White Board and Markers

Brad Edwards

Brad Edwards

Posted: February 25, 2015 at 4:51 pm, Last Updated: July 13, 2021 at 5:22 pm

BRAD EDWARDS, ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT/DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS Brad Edwards became the fifth athletic director in George Mason’s history on July 1, 2014. Prior to Mason, he served as athletic director at Jacksonville University and at Newberry College. He began his work in intercollegiate athletics in 1999 after a successful nine-year career in the NFL, joining […]

Subprime and Alternative Mortgage Instruments and Effects on Housing and the Economy

Posted: September 29, 2014 at 3:21 pm

What has been the effect on residential property sales and prices as a result of the creation of alternative mortgage instruments usually designated as subprime or Alt-A? This discussion will focus on the effects of these types of housing finance on the housing and financial markets and the global economy and economic stability.

A/V requirements: LCD, Screen

Jerry Hanweck

State and Local Government

Posted: September 29, 2014 at 3:16 pm, Last Updated: March 29, 2021 at 7:41 pm

Dr. Shafroth can speak on a variety of topics regarding state and local government.

A/V requirements: None

Frank Shafroth

Sports Industry, NCAA, Sport Governance, Olympics, Sport Management, Sport Diplomacy and Coaching

Posted: September 29, 2014 at 3:12 pm, Last Updated: June 22, 2021 at 5:45 pm

Willing to talk about the sports industry, sports management program at Mason, college athletics, professional sports, youth sports, Sport Diplomacy, the coaching profession, the Olympics, basketball and basketball coaching.

A/V requirements: None

Craig Esherick

So What is Intercultural Communication?

Posted: September 29, 2014 at 3:04 pm, Last Updated: July 8, 2021 at 2:46 pm

In the current globalization people frequently meet other people from different cultures. This presentation covers some of the basic principles and vocabulary to help us understand why what we said is not what is heard by a person from the other culture.

A/V requirements: PowerPoint

Don Boileau

Running a Small Press

Posted: September 29, 2014 at 2:46 pm

The speaker presents his experience in publishing poetry and neglected work, and in making unlikely books into a respected and self-sustaining publishing company, Orchises Press.

A/V requirements: None

Roger Lathbury

Public Sector Management Reform

Posted: September 29, 2014 at 2:22 pm

Details how performance-based management and accountability helped New Zealand radically improve the quality of its government-delivered services.

A/V requirements: None

Maurice McTigue

New Zealand’s Tax Reform

Posted: September 26, 2014 at 9:23 pm

An account of New Zealand’s decision to mix a sales and a flat tax system, and its reform of revenue collection (New Zealand’s equivalent to the IRS).

A/V requirements: None

Maurice McTigue

Markets for Financial Derivatives

Posted: September 26, 2014 at 8:31 pm

Impact of financial derivatives for risk hedging and current market developments. What role have they played in the financial crisis of 2007-2010?

A/V requirements: Internet, Laptop, LCD, Screen

Jerry Hanweck

Managing Risk

Posted: September 26, 2014 at 8:28 pm

Discusses the elements of risk management, the need to manage or control risks, and risk control measures and procedures. Is insurance necessary?

A/V requirements: Internet, Laptop, LCD, Screen

Jerry Hanweck

Impact of Operations Research on U.S. Industry

Posted: September 26, 2014 at 7:28 pm, Last Updated: July 6, 2021 at 3:00 pm

The field of operations research, and its development of analytics tool that transform “big data” into useful information for management decision making is transforming the way companies perform. This talk will illustrate how the field has impacted the transformation of many companies and how the field is continuing to change with the advent of cloud […]

A/V requirements: Laptop, LCD, Screen

Karla Hoffman

Financial Regulations

Posted: September 26, 2014 at 6:04 pm

Current federal and state regulations of financial services companies and their impact on financial institution and market performance.

A/V requirements: Internet, Laptop, LCD, Screen

Jerry Hanweck

Financial Markets and Investment Management

Posted: September 26, 2014 at 6:01 pm, Last Updated: September 26, 2014 at 6:02 pm

Topic includes a discussion of alternative investment opportunities available to individuals and professionals.

A/V requirements: Internet, LCD, Screen

Jerry Hanweck

Financial Institution Capital Adequacy Issues

Posted: September 26, 2014 at 5:59 pm

Issues regarding the capital requirements of global financial institutions and regulatory policies for mitigating financial and systemic institution risk-taking.

A/V requirements: Internet, Laptop, LCD, Screen

Jerry Hanweck

Current Economic Developments: National, Global, and Local

Posted: September 10, 2014 at 12:15 pm, Last Updated: September 23, 2014 at 9:29 pm

Current economic and financial developments affecting industry and financial services, globally and locally.

A/V requirements: Laptop, LCD, Screen, Web

Jerry Hanweck

Creating the Triple Bottom Line for Businesses: Reframing Sustainability Practices for Strategic Advantage in Your Organization

Posted: September 10, 2014 at 12:13 pm, Last Updated: March 29, 2021 at 7:50 pm

Sustainability has become a widely held value in many walks of life and has generated new hopes for citizen involvement. It is now possible to do one’s part in creating a sustainable value as well as influence public policy that may mandate various “green” initiatives. Based on his recent book- Positive Design and Appreciative Construction: […]

A/V requirements: LCD, Screen, Lavalier Microphone, Two Speakers

Tojo Thatchenkery

Andean Markets

Posted: September 9, 2014 at 8:32 pm, Last Updated: June 22, 2021 at 5:57 pm

Speaker will address the markets of the Peruvian Andes, with special attention to gender relationships and the impacts of neoliberali economic policies, tourism, and decentralization. Addresses intersection of informal and formal economies.

A/V requirements: LCD, Screen

Linda Seligmann

Auction Use by the Federal Government

Posted: September 9, 2014 at 8:17 pm, Last Updated: July 6, 2021 at 3:01 pm

A variety of government agencies use various auction strategies to both buy and sell goods and services. This talk will discuss auction designs and their uses within the federal government.

A/V requirements: Laptop, LCD, Screen

Karla Hoffman

Application of Math Modeling in the Airline Industry

Posted: September 9, 2014 at 8:10 pm, Last Updated: July 6, 2021 at 3:02 pm

This talk explains how mathematical and economic modeling is used in almost every aspect of an airline’s operations, including scheduling, pricing, facility location and layout, and capital investments and will also highlight recent FAA activities in handling congestion at the busiest airports.

A/V requirements: Laptop, LCD, Screen

Karla Hoffman