The World Affairs Council of Austin, in collaboration with the Kozmetsky Center at St. Edward’s University, is pleased to present Dr. Lourdes Casanova, Senior Lecturer and Director of the Center for Emerging Markets Institute (EMI), S. C. Johnson School of Management at Cornell University. Dr. Casanova specializes in international business with a focus on emerging market multinationals. Her presentation entitled “Tapping into the Trade Opportunities of Global Emerging Markets” will provide an introductory overview of regional opportunities and priority new investment areas throughout the world and identify prerequisites for successfully investing and conducting business projects among emerging markets.
Dr. Lourdes Casanova earned her MA degree as a Fulbright scholar at the University of Southern California and holds a PhD from the University of Barcelona. Dr. Casanova previously taught and directed executive programs for senior managers at INSEAD, one of the world’s leading and largest graduate business schools with campuses in the Middle East, Europe and North America. Her major publications include Entrepreneurship and the Finance of Innovation in Emerging Markets, Elsevier, 2017, Emerging Market Multinationals Report 2016: The China Surge, The Political Economy of an Emerging Global Power: In Search of the Brazil Dream, Palgrave Macmillan 2014, Global Latinas: Latin America’s Emerging Multinationals, Palgrave Macmillan 2009, Innovalatino, Fostering Innovation in Latin America, Ariel 2011 as well as articles in leading journals including Beijing Business Review, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Business and Politics and Foreign Affairs Latinoamérica. Dr. Casanova is a regular contributor on global business issues to CNN en español, member of the Latin America Global Agenda Council, Competitiveness in Latin America taskforce of World Economic Forum, B20 Task Force on ICT and Innovation in G20 summit, Los Cabos (2012), and led the Goldman Sachs 10,000 women initiative at INSEAD. She was previously a Faculty Fellow at the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, Visiting Professor, Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, Latin American Centre, University of Oxford, University of Zurich, and Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona. Consultant Inter-American Development Bank. In 2014 and 2015, Professor Casanova was recognized by Esglobal as one of the 50 most influential Iberoamerican intellectuals and in 2017 one of the 30 most influential Iberoamerican women intellectuals.