CIBER Focus: "Adapting Small Business Operations to New Challenges in Kenya" with Scott Vankirk

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CIBER Focus: "Humanitarian Operations Management Best Practices" with Dr. Alfonso Pedraza-Martinez

Dr. Alfonso Pedraza-Martinez is Associate Professor of Operations and Decision Technologies at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business, focusing on logistics, supply chain management, and humanitarian operations. He holds a Ph.D. in Management from INSEAD, Master’s Degrees in Management and Economics, and a Bachelor’s in Industrial Engineering. Dr. Pedraza-Martinez is the President of the College of Humanitarian Operations and Crisis Management with the Production and Operations Management Society. His award winning research on humanitarian operations management has informed the practice of logistics at the Red Cross Movement, World Food Programme, and World Vision International. In this edition of CIBER Focus, Dr. Pedraza-Martinez will discuss recent events in disaster management, best practices in management and operations, and the best role you as an individual can play in helping with disasters.

CIBER Focus: "Myanmar: Sociopolitical Changes and Economic Growth" with Chit Win – Nov. 18, 2015

The country of Myanmar has seen and experienced tremendous sociopolitical changes in the last few decades. Such transformations have played a significant part in the country's ever-growing economy as well. Myanmar's Ministry of Foreign Affairs Deputy Director Mr. Win, who is also a doctoral candidate in the Department of Political and Social Change at the Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs of Australian National University College of Asia and the Pacific, expands more on his country's economic challenges, dynamism, and opportunities.

CIBER Focus: "Humanitarian Logistics" with Alfonso Pedraza Martinez

Alfonso Pedraza-Martinez discusses humanitarian logistics in an interview with Kelley MBA student Jimmy Bettcher. Pedraza-Martinez, Assistant Professor at the Kelley School of Business, first describes his background in this field including his experiences preparing for cyclical disasters in Colombia. He then outlines several unique challenges facing organizations that respond to humanitarian crises and explains the differences between short-term relief programs and long-term development programs. Pedraza-Martinez also highlights how humanitarian organizations have developed better collaboration skills and emphasizes the importance of building relationships with local communities.

CIBER Focus: "Britain's Rocky Relationship with the EU" with Michael J. Geary

In this edition of CIBER Focus, we assess the relationship of UK with Europe and the history behind it. We also discuss the implications of UK leaving the EU and its impact on trade. Guest: Michael Geary - Associate Professor, Modern Europe and the European Union, Faculty of Humanities, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway Host: Sara Reeves Website: https://kelley.iu.edu/faculty-research/centers-institutes/international-business/programs-initiatives/iu-ciber/index.cshtml About CIBER: Providing the resources U.S. businesses need to compete in today's rapidly changing world. At the IU Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER), housed in the Institute for International Business, we leverage the institutional strengths of Indiana University and the Kelley School of Business to help U.S. businesses compete successfully in the global marketplace. We are a national resource center — one of only 17 such centers funded by a Title VI grant from the U.S. Department of Education. IU CIBER truly embraces its role as a national resource center, ensuring that resources and opportunities are made available to the widest audience possible when addressing the leading research in international business education. Our activities are directed towards moving all constituencies from international awareness, to engagement, and to global competence through the provision of international education, collaborative and mentorship relationships, and experiential learning.

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In this edition of CIBER Focus, we discuss the Imani Workshops that deals with HIV positive women in Kenya. We also discuss the operations side of the business and how that affects fair trade organization.

Guest: Scott VanKirk – General Manager, Imani Workshops

Host: Sara Reeves

Website: https://kelley.iu.edu/faculty-research/centers-institutes/international-business/programs-initiatives/iu-ciber/index.cshtml

About CIBER:
Providing the resources U.S. businesses need to compete in today's rapidly changing world.

At the IU Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER), housed in the Institute for International Business, we leverage the institutional strengths of Indiana University and the Kelley School of Business to help U.S. businesses compete successfully in the global marketplace. We are a national resource center — one of only 17 such centers funded by a Title VI grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

IU CIBER truly embraces its role as a national resource center, ensuring that resources and opportunities are made available to the widest audience possible when addressing the leading research in international business education. Our activities are directed towards moving all constituencies from international awareness, to engagement, and to global competence through the provision of international education, collaborative and mentorship relationships, and experiential learning.

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