Global Network for Advanced Management

Global Network Week: Dispatches from Quito #GNW2016

Monday, October 17, 2016

This month, MBA students from throughout the Global Network for Advanced Management are participating in Global Network Week, traveling across the globe for 15 sessions from October 17 to 21. Writer Matthew O'Rourke is spending the week in Quito, Ecuador, where students are participating in the first joint Global Network Week, exploring urban resilience. The module, held in conjunction with the United Nations Habitat III Conference, a conference held once every 20 years to address problems associated with urbanization, is titled “Customized Resilience and the New Urban Agenda: Contexts, Cultures, and Collaborative Structures.”

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October 21, 2016

#GNW2016: Student Profile: Rodrigo Parra, FGV
Parra, an FGV MBA student, joined the Network Week in Quito to expand his environmental skillset. 

October 20, 2016

#GNW2016: Working Across National, Local, and Environmental Borders
Students on the Choco Andino project met with local leaders to learn their thoughts about proposed mining.

October 19, 2016

#GNW2016: How Can Tackling Urban Resilience Shape Business Leaders?
Murali Chandrashekaran of the Sauder School of Business discusses using a multidisciplinary topic to teach leadership skills. 

#GNW2016: Revitalizing Quito’s Historic City Center
Student teams toured the city center to learn about the issues the city is facing with one of its most popular attractions.

October 18, 2016

#GNW2016: Gondolas as an Alternative to Buses
Students visited a neighborhood where the Quito Cables may one day connect the eastern part of the city to the west. 

October 17, 2016

#GNW2016: Students Begin ‘Resilient Cities’ Project Work in Quito
In Quito, students are introduced to some of the projects they will tackle during the week.

October 13, 2016

Global Network Students Prepare for Joint Network Week in Quito
Students from across the Global Network will travel to Quito for a Global Network Week in conjunction with the United Nations Habitat III Conference.