The Global Conversations Tour Featuring Dean Geoffrey Garrett in Chicago

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Monday, October 5, 2015
6:00pm— 9:00pm
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The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania invites you to meet Geoffrey Garrett, Dean of the Wharton School, as he embarks upon a Global Conversations Tour to share his vision for the School and engage with Wharton alumni across the globe.


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 Geoffrey Garrett, Dean of the Wharton School

Dean and Reliance Professor of Management and Private Enterprise

Professor of Management

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

Monday, October 5, 2015

6:00pm – 8:30pm 

Swissotel Chicago

323 East Upper Wacker Drive

Chicago, Illinois 60601-9722

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Meet Geoffrey Garrett, Dean of the Wharton School, as he embarks on the Global Conversations Tour to share his vision for the School, and lead thought-provoking dialogue with alumni worldwide.


The Global Conversations Tour presents a series of dynamic exchanges led by the Dean and alumni from across industries and areas of expertise. These interactive discussions will focus on the Dean’s core priorities for the Wharton School, while providing a forum for engagement with Wharton’s broader alumni population.       


 Dean Garrett and Robert Levy will lead a dynamic conversation with Chicago Alumni






About the new Dean of The Wharton School

Dr. Geoffrey Garrett was a member of the Wharton faculty in the Management Department from 1995 to 1997. Prior to his return to Penn, Dr. Garrett held several academic appointments. He was the founding CEO of the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, and he later served as Dean of its Business School. Prior to returning to his native Australia, Dr. Garrett was President of the Pacific Council on International Policy in Los Angeles and Dean of the UCLA International Institute. Most recently he served as Dean of the Business School at UNSW Australia.

Named one of Australia's "Top 50 Most Influential People in Education 2012" and a highly cited political economist, Dr. Garrett has held continuing academic appointments at Oxford, Stanford and Yale universities. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Social Sciences, a Trustee of the Asia Foundation in San Francisco, a Member of the New York-based Council on Foreign Relations, and he serves on the Editorial Board of Global Policy.

Dr. Garrett is a well-respected commentator on global business, economics and politics in major media outlets, such as the Los Angeles Times, China's Global Times, Le Monde, The Times of India, and South China Morning Post. Additionally, he was a speaker at TEDx Sydney and has contributed to Foreign Affairs.

His academic publications include "Partisan Politics in the Global Economy," "The Global Diffusion of Markets and Democracy," and "The Encyclopedia of Political Science." Dr. Garrett has led C-suite executive education programs on the global economy for Columbia, Stanford, UCLA and Wharton, and in Australia he developed thought-leadership collaborations with companies, including Chevron, Dow Chemical, GE and News Corporation.

Dr. Garrett holds a BA (Honors) from the Australian National University, and an MA and PhD from Duke University where he was a Fulbright Scholar. 


DATE:  Monday, October 5, 2015

TIME: 6:00pm – 8:30pm 
LOCATIONSwissotel Chicago, 323 East Upper Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60601

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For questions, please contact Paula Cacossa, WG'95, Wharton Club Board of Directors, Vice President for Marketing & Programming. 

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