Columbia Business School prides itself on a diverse and vibrant student community. Its global reputation of challenging and innovative coursework draws applicants from all over the world — current Columbia students hail from 86 different countries and are represented by more than 100 student clubs and organizations. The unique and collaborative programming these groups provide serves to augment and enrich the educational experience beyond the classroom.
The Social Enterprise Club presented one of the highlights of the year with the 2011 Social Enterprise Conference. Entitled “Social Innovation in a Networked World,” the conference brought together industry experts, thought leaders, and practitioners, including Leymah Gbowee in her first public appearance after winning the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize. The conference addressed new channels and emerging technologies that will enable businesses and social enterprises to better manage socially relevant issues in a thoroughly networked world.
The Latin American Business Association hosted its 14th annual conference with a theme of “Going Global: Opportunities and Challenges for Latin America.” Prominent leaders, students, and members of the community came to campus to discuss current business and political trends in Latin America. Speakers addressed economic policies that have sustained growth, what distinguishes those countries that have achieved investment-grade credit ratings, and whether this new trend in the region is truly sustainable and capable of effecting long-term social progress.
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