Vol. III No. 12  February 2011
Aspen Institute Center For Business Education: Preparing leaders for social and environmental stewardship. E-newsletter

Featured Topic              

Leadership summits:  

The Future of Business Education

Feb1 Photo

Deans Guthrie and Bruner (from GW Business School and Darden) speaking to the summit group at The Roosevelt House in New York City on February 1. 

On February 1, in New York City, we convened the second in a series of dialogues about the future of management education.                  

Business school deans, business leaders and key influencers gathered to reflect on the current state of business education - especially its ability to produce responsible leaders - and to identify ways they can advance changes that may be needed. See report.


Rethinking Finance Education 


In October 2010, a group of business school academics, primarily in finance, met in Aspen, Colorado, to consider if and how the teaching of finance should change, particularly in light of the financial crisis. 

See participant list and summary of the meeting and ongoing plans for this group.   

Call for Business Faculty Engaged in Low-Wage Work Issues 


Aspen is convening a network of business faculty who are engaged with or interested in low-wage/front-line work issues to form supportive, collaborative relationships and create an agenda for the better integration of these topics into business school teaching and faculty research.  If you or someone you know is interested in joining this network, please contact

New This Week at CasePlace.org  

Check out these and other new materials at our "New @ CasePlace" page, updated weekly on CasePlace.org.
  • Trips and Tips for Negotiation Self-defense: Forewarned Is Forearmed
  • Danimal in South Africa: Management Innovation at the Bottom of the Pyramid
  • The Global Sight Network Initiative 
  • Mitre Corporation: Using Social Technologies to Get Connected
  • Bailouts and Bonuses on Wall Street 
  • Asian Agri and the Future of Palm Oil 
  • Winds of Change: CSR in China 
  • Global Expansion at Sanford C. Bernstein 
  • CME Group 
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Teaching Business and the Arab World   

As political uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt and other countries in the Arab world unfold, businessmen and educators alike are looking to better understand the financial, social and political nature of business in these key regions.  


Visit CasePlace.org to see Middle East related teaching materials:   


  • SABIS - A Global Educational Venture From Lebanon 
  • MTV Networks: The Arabian Challenge 
  • BOSSit: Tales of a Jordanian Information Technology Start-up 
  • Responsible Competitiveness In The Arab World 2009 

Click here for more CasePlace readings on teaching business and the Middle East. 

Economics and Peace Faculty Network Holds First Convening

The Economics and Peace Faculty Network is a consortium of business faculty and leading scholars studying the linkages between peace, business and economic development, with the goal of stimulating new academic research and business school curriculum.  


The Network held its first convening on January 28-29 at American University's Kogod School of Business in Washington, DC.  Numerous teaching and research project ideas came out of the lively discussion.   


For more information, please see our website or contact . 

On Our Radar


View upcoming conferences, position openings for business school faculty and senior administrators and other announcements. 


The Aspen Institute's Center for Business Education encourages future business leaders to innovate at the intersection of corporate profits and social impacts.  Our goal is bold and long-term: to radically re-orient the MBA degree to embrace the principles of corporate citizenship and sustainability.


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