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3rd Annual Business Response Conference

The George Washington University Energy Club, in conjunction with the GW Net Impact Chapter, will be hosting the 3rd Annual Business Response Conference on February 24th at the Jack Morton Auditorium in the George Washington Media and Public Affairs Building (805 21st St. NW) . This event will dissect the issues of rising energy demand and supply side solutions through three panel discussions: The Role of Policy, Project Finance, and Corporate Strategy. 

Confirmed speakers include:
Michael Ware, Founder, Advanced Capital Markets
Michael Kagen, President of Retail Power, Constellation Energy Group, Inc.
Chris Lloyd, Executive Director of Public Policy & Corporate Responsibility, Verizon
Peter Molinaro, Vice President of Federal and State Government Affairs, Dow Chemical Co.
Bo Poats, Executive Vice President, Pace Financial Services
Katherine Gensler, Director of Regulatory Affairs, Solar Energy Industry Association
The conference will run from 9:00am – 4:00pm with a cocktail reception to follow; breakfast and lunch will be provided.  We will also be holding an industry specific career fair from 4:00pm – 5:30pm for graduate and undergraduate students interested in the energy sector.  For more information on speakers, topics, and to register, please visit

International Student Institute Workshop

The GW School of Business is hosting an International Student Institute Workshop for incoming international students on Thursday, January 19th and Friday, January 20th from 9am-1pm in Duques 651..

The workshop will cover:

  • GWSB Academic Culture
  • Presentation Skills Workshop
  • Tools for Academic Writing
  • Career Center Strategies for Success

To RSVP, please email

The GWSB International Education & Programs Office is also looking current students to act as panelists at the workshop, so please email if you would like to help out.

    GWSB: Toys for Tots Drive

    In honor of the upcoming holidays, the School of Business is hosting our 2nd annual Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation toy drive for local needy children. 

    What:  Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation toy drive for local needy children (e.g. hospitals, hospices, shelters)
    Where:  Duques 5th Floor Graduate Lounge (552)
    When:  Now – 10 December
    How:  Drop off unwrapped toys for children under 13 at the location above and warm a needy child’s heart.
    Last day to drop off toys will be Saturday, December 10th, so put your toy or toys in the 5th floor grad lounge soon! 

    What kinds of toys are not allowed?

    Toys with military theme. Toys related to weapons/law enforcement type toys. Toys with candy. Used toys.   No chemicals (i.e. experimental labs, acid, crystal projects, etc.). The Toys For Tots Program does not allow these toys. Toys For Tots of the Marine Corps Reserve will not distribute toys fitting this description that are donated to the Program to children. Instead, these toys will be donated to another charitable organization.
    What kind of toys can I donate?

    New, unwrapped toys preferably around the $10 or above price range. It is unsafe to distribute dangerous or dirty toys that could cause injury or illness to a child.

    United Arab Emirates: Strategic Brand Management (MKTG 6255.60) & Advanced Marketing Management (MKTG 6241.60)

    *Please contact Anne Koprince if you would like to see if this qualifies as an elective!*

    United Arab Emirates: Strategic Brand Management (MKTG 6255.60) & Advanced Marketing Management (MKTG 6241.60) [6 credits]
    Application Deadline: October 7, 2011
    Info-session led by Dr. Hassan and Dr. Dyer:         
    Tuesday, October 4
                Duques 651
    Course Description
    GW School of Business MBA candidates will enjoy a unique learning experience through a faculty-led study abroad program to Dubai, UAE.  This will be the fourth time the program is offered through the University.  The course addresses issues on advanced marketing strategy and market behavior in the Middle East by combining two marketing courses that focus on case studies, seminars, applied projects, site visits and guest speakers.  MBA students work on consulting teams to assist firms active or interested in entering the high growth market in the Middle East.  The course begins with intensive pre-departure classes on Foggy-Bottom campus in December.  Students then travel to the UAE in early January and return to Foggy-Bottom for post-travel debriefing sessions in late January. 
    This six credit academic program integrates Advanced Marketing Management and Strategic Brand Management. The Advanced Marketing Management course focuses on marketing strategies and practices and includes cases, readings, and assignments related to advanced marketing topics that are custom-tailored to shed light on the explosion of interest and activity in Dubai. Some of the areas addressed by this course include marketing real-estate developments, Dubai as a regional hub for communications & tourism, and Dubai’s technologically sophisticated port city.
    Strategic Brand Management examines the cultural and organizational contexts of strategic branding associated with global vs. local brands. While managerial implications for multinational corporations and domestic businesses will be discussed, this course will also examine perceived brand globalness in the Gulf Region as manifested in demanding more globally recognizable branded products and services. Some of the related topics addressed include nation branding, brand portfolio management, and Dubai as a destination brand.
    Students can apply here: