Center for Global Business Studies Global Lecture Series

The Center for Global Business Studies Global Lecture Series is a multi-week event aimed at fostering global awareness, engaging in thought-provoking discussions on diverse international topics and nurturing international business relations.

The focus of the 2021 lecture series will be on South America. Emerging and established South American business leaders will take the virtual stage to discuss the models and practices central to international business innovation and leadership.


2021 Global Lecture Series


Schedule of Events

All lectures will be held virtually. 

Moderators for all events:

  • Matt Jordan

    Matt Jordan

    Director of the Center for Global Business Studies, St. Mary’s University

  • Rebecca Judis

    Rebecca Judis

    CEO, Global Strategic Partnerships

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Innovative Approaches to Leadership and Corporate Social Responsibility in Latin America
1:45 to 3 p.m.

  • Luis Pasquotto

    Luis Pasquotto

    President, Cummins South America; Vice President, Cummins

  • Rafael Torres

    Rafael Torres

    Head of Innovation, Cummins

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Diversity and Inclusion in Latin America
1:45 to 3 p.m.

  • Angela Pegas

    Angela Pegas

    Partner, Services Practice in Latin America, Egon Zehnder

  • Cristina Manterola

    Cristina Manterola

    Director and Regional Leader, Diversity and Inclusion Council, Egon Zehnder (Chile)

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Panel Discussion on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Latin America
1:45 to 3 p.m.

  • Rodrigo Frias Rivas

    Rodrigo Frias Rivas

    Director of Entrepreneurship Division, CORFO

  • Susana Sierra

    Susana Sierra

    CEO, BH Compliance (Chile)

  • Gonzalo Villaran

    Gonzalo Villaran

    CEO, TUMI Genomics (Peru)

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Syncing Local and Global Initiatives to Culture and Leadership Behavior in Latin America
1:45 to 3 p.m.

  • Luis Carrillo

    Luis Carrillo

    President, General Electric in Central Area of Latin America (CALA)

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Case Study on Social Entrepreneurship in Latin America
1:45 to 3 p.m.

St. Mary’s University students will be presented with international business cases and will present their solutions at a later date.


Purchases of five or more virtual seats are eligible for a special promo code. Please contact Pamela Luna at gsb@stmarytx.edu for more information.

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