This seminar is designed to be a provocative exploration of normative differences. Its premise is that the aspiring leader of a global enterprise - whether business...More >>
This seminar is designed to be a provocative exploration of normative differences. Its premise is that the aspiring leader of a global enterprise - whether business or political or educational - must confront, understand, and where possible reconcile the ethical and cultural complexities and tensions at work in the world. Its objective is to bring students to a heightened, more nuanced understanding of the interplay of global forces and local norms. This seminar draws upon academic research, trade books, press readings, and case studies. To bring these issues to life, the course will also present an array of guest speakers, all of whom have been actors in this global process, each with a particular expertise. In class discussion and lectures, and through questions and answers with the visitors, students will develop an appreciation for the intricacies of operating in the heterogeneous global environment, recognizing the unique elements of national character, government structures, and local normative frameworks. This seminar will benefit from the insights of Maria Bartiromo (CNBC Anchor and author) and Michael Posner, who will be present in each session to share insights with seminar visitors. The seminar will be comprised of evening sessions, from 6:30-8:30, spread across the entire Fall Term, with exact dates determined in part by the constraints of guest speakers. To encourage a diverse set of viewpoints and permit intensive engagement with guest speakers, target enrollment is roughly 20 students drawn from across the graduate schools of NYU.