About this Event
The San Diego Diplomacy Council is pleased to partner with San Diego State University’s Center for Advancing Global Business to present Congresswoman Susan Davis and Ms. Annie Pforzheimer, former Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Afghanistan. The E-Talk-About Event will take place over Zoom next Tuesday, June 2 at 5 PM Pacific Time. Congresswoman Susan Davis will give a welcoming remark and Ms. Pforzheimer will give "A Briefing on Afghanistan: How We Got Where We Are Today". She will discuss the trajectory of US engagement in Afghanistan, the international civilian and military efforts and the Afghan government's role, and where the situation stands as the parties' approach peace negotiations.
Ms. Pforzheimer is a retired career diplomat with the rank of Minister Counselor from the U.S. Department of State, a Senior Non-Resident Associate at CSIS, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a public commentator on Afghanistan and rule of law issues. She was the Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Afghanistan until March 2019 and from 2017-2018 was the Deputy Chief of Mission in Kabul, one of the largest U.S. embassies in the world, during a period of both intensified violence and the beginnings of the ongoing peace process. Her thirty-year diplomatic career focused on security, rule of law, and human rights policy. She managed the implementation of the Obama Administration’s Central America strategy, overseeing a government-wide effort to resolve the drivers of uncontrolled migration to the United States from that region.
Since 2001, Congresswoman Susan A. Davis has proudly represented California’s 53rd Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives. Susan is a senior member of the House Committee on Education and Labor, serving as Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Investment. She is also a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee and the Committee on House Administration. Susan’s signature issues include education, health care, defense, veterans’ affairs, and election reform. Prior to Congress, Susan served six years in the California State Assembly and nine years on the San Diego Unified School District Board of Education. After growing up in northern California and graduating from the University of California at Berkeley, Susan earned a master’s degree in Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A Mid-City resident, Susan has been active in the San Diego community for four decades. She is married to Dr. Steven Davis and they have two sons and three grandchildren.
Transforming Business Series- Global Natural Resources:
The Water, Sun, and Food We Share
Friday, April 24th
Japan 2020 FDIB: Redesigning the Business Perspective
June 7 - 16, 2020 Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe
UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY: Japan, a culture ingrained with a deep sense of reverence for its history and traditions, has also remained at the center of global innovation for the past half century. During this SDSU CIBER organized Faculty Development in International Business Program, we invite you to experience these dual perspectives firsthand.
*please note trip begins in Tokyo and ends in Osaka
Early Bird: $3700 (before 1/15/20)
General: $3950 (after 1/16/20)
*based on double occupancy
Single occupancy: add $920
Transfers by private coach
Train ticket from Tokyo-Osaka
Some lunches and dinners
English speaking guide
Early Bird Deadline: Jan. 15, 2020
Final Deadline: Feb. 15, 2020
*please note your space is not held until we receive a $500 deposit along with your registration.
Full Payment: March 3, 2020
San Diego State University CIBER
Tax ID: 95-6042721
Ms. Nancy Nicholson, Senior Project Director
San Diego State University CIBER
5500 Campanile Drive SSE 3356
San Diego, CA 92182-8230
*Must register before using the payment link
Nancy Nicholson: [email protected]
Through a series of dialogues with Japanese business leaders, government officials, and academics you will learn about methods being undertaken in Japan to maintain its competitive advantage in the global marketplace. A greater understanding of the Japanese ethos will be gained during many opportunities for cultural immersion including: a tour of Himeji castle, walking the ancient capital of Kyoto, experiencing local cuisine, and much more.
Tokyo: New Otani Hotel or similar
Osaka: Hilton Hotel or similar
Services Do Not Include:
- Meals or any other item not described in the final itinerary
- Arrival and departure transfers
- Early check-in, late check-out.
- Normal check out time from hotels is 11:00 a.m. or 12:00 p.m. and check in time is 3:00 p.m.
- Expenses of personal nature
- Travel insurance
- Drinks with meals
- International air to and from Japan
- Transportation from Osaka to Tokyo*
*Travel from Osaka to Tokyo can be arranged through Asia Getaway for an additional cost.
Cross Border Consulting (CBC) program available for MBA, MSA, MSIS students
Accepting Applications in November 2020.
When & Where?
Completion of this course will enable students to:
How to sign up:
For more information, please contact: Nancy Nicholson- [email protected]
Take BA 795 in Prague: May 2020
May 19-23, 2020,Prague
Grant for International Business Research
Through the Center, San Diego State University and the Fowler College of Business are positioned as thought leaders in promoting international dialogue in the global marketplace. CAGB has its roots in its Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER), which since 1989 has been at the forefront of understanding companies' international needs.
To be the catalyst for global thought leadership by connecting academia with international commerce.
Be a Global Leader and Catalyst for Excellence, Innovation and Collaboration in International Business, Education and Research
Integrity and Ethics, Diversity and Inclusion, Servant Leadership & Respect
Center for Advancing Global Business (CAGB)
Position: Administration, Research and Operations Intern
Reports to: CAGB Project Coordinator
Purpose: To provide research and administrative support on projects.
Unpaid Internship: Minimum of six months (negotiable)
- Undertake research projects; write reports and recommendations on the information found.
- Create promotional material and draft marketing letters. Assist with mailings.
- Handle incoming calls in a helpful, friendly and professional manner for CAGB staff in their absence, asking inquirers to communicate their request in writing, taking messages, offering assistance and taking follow-up action to secure the necessary information for the caller when possible.
- Correspond with vendors and respond to inquiries.
- Sort and match staff expense reports and check requests.
- Compile documentation for CAGB programs to increase knowledge about international business in education and research.
- Undertake research and database building as needed for the development of CAGB programs.
- Assist with events: facilitate photographs, blogging, social media, event set-up and cleanup.
- Assist CAGB staff on special projects as needed or any other duties as required to further CAGB programs.
- Detail oriented, able to learn quickly and work independently. Strong communication and problem-solving skills.
- Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office; to include production of required Power Points for speeches and presentations.
- Basic knowledge of letter, fax and email writing procedures.
- Fluency in English, with strong oral and writing skills.
- Foreign language not required, but preferred.
Please send your resume and cover letter to Ms. Nancy Nicholson ([email protected]) to apply.