Business and Finance

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

Posted: October 31, 2019 at 6:18 pm, Last Updated: April 23, 2020 at 7:52 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

Posted: February 14, 2018 at 8:02 pm, Last Updated: April 23, 2020 at 3:30 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. Presentation is available remotely/virtually.

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: April 23, 2020 at 3:29 pm

Available to present remotely/virtually. Professor Mahesh Joshi is an academic, a consultant, and an entrepreneur. He is the Director of Research & Practice (Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship) and Associate Professor of Global Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the School of Business, George Mason University, Virginia, USA; and he is the President of Joshi International, Inc., […]

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 19, 2016 at 2:57 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 […]

Software Quality Matters

Posted: September 29, 2014 at 7:37 pm, Last Updated: July 23, 2019 at 5:57 pm

It seems that every day we hear about another software disaster that costs huge amounts of money, destroys equipment, leaks personal data, or kills. This is in addition to the many times every day we, as normal users, get tripped up by software bugs and poor design. Why? What can we do? This talk draws […]

A/V requirements: Laptop, LCD, Screen

Jeff Offutt

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: April 23, 2020 at 7:33 pm

Dr. Shafroth can speak on a variety of topics regarding state and local government. Presentation is available remotely/virtually.

A/V requirements: None

Frank Shafroth

So What is Intercultural Communication?

Posted: September 29, 2014 at 3:04 pm, Last Updated: April 22, 2020 at 3:55 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. Presentation is available remotely/virtually.

A/V requirements: None

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

Quality Management through Debate

Posted: September 29, 2014 at 2:23 pm, Last Updated: April 23, 2020 at 3:52 pm

Explains the value of debate as a means of increasing discussion and insight into problems and decisions faced by different organizations. Provides advice on incorporating debate as a part of quality management and innovative business techniques. Presentation is available remotely/virtually.

A/V requirements: LCD, Screen, TV/VCR

Star Muir

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

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: April 23, 2020 at 7:28 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: April 23, 2020 at 7:37 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. Presentation is available remotely/virtually.

A/V requirements: LCD, Screen

Linda Seligmann