Executive Access: The Future of Globalization

Developed in response to intense client demand, our Executive Access series of short programs provides you with immediate, actionable insights in an accessible format. The next program in the series is The Future of Globalization, taught by Amit Khandelwal, the Jerome A. Chazen Professor of Global Business at Columbia Business School and an expert on international and development economics.

Globalization: Risks and Opportunities

Date: January 21, 2021
Time: 11 a.m.–2 p.m. ET
Fee: $450
Format: 3-hours, live online

This program earns 1/2 a certificate credit. Learn more.

Program Overview

The rise of emerging markets and advances in information and communication technologies have reshaped global supply chains. Companies can now tap global markets to drive sales or source the best quality inputs at greater speeds than ever before. But doing business across borders presents unique challenges for organizations, and systemic risks in the global trade system have been further exacerbated by recent events like Brexit, U.S.-China Trade War, and the global COVID-19 pandemic.

This three-hour virtual program provides a framework to identify and navigate the major risks to the global trading system and offers insight into how organizations should plan for these risks and uncover opportunities.

Learning Outcomes

✓ Understand the economic impacts of trade wars

✓ Learn why growth is slowing in China and what that means for the global economy

✓ Discover a framework to think about China's uncertain transition to a high-income economy

✓ Discern long-run tail risks like populism, technological change in emerging markets, and climate change

✓ Acquire a framework to quantify global opportunities and risks


  • Globalization Opportunities and Risks: A Framework
  • Risk 1: Trade Wars
  • Risk 2: China's Economic Growth
  • Risk 3: Long-Run Risks


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Amit Khandelwal
Jerome A. Chazen Professor of Global Business
Columbia Business School

Professor Khandelwal teaches Managerial Economics at Columbia Business School. His research interests examine issues in international and development economics, including the strategic response of firms to trade liberalizations and increased international competition.


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