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January 19, 2016
Wharton-INSEAD Alliance Celebrates 15 Years of Global Business Education

The Wharton-INSEAD Alliance celebrates 15 years of top-quality business education across four dedicated campuses: Wharton’s U.S. campuses in Philadelphia and San Francisco, and INSEAD‘s locations in Fontainebleau, France, and Singapore. The Alliance advances global business research and practice through exchange programs, a collaborative research center, joint executive education programs, andRead More

South East AsiaSeptember 21, 2015
How China’s Slowdown Affects ASEAN

The economic slowdown in China and accompanying volatility in its financial markets is wreaking havoc in many parts of the global economy as the country’s demand for commodities and other manufacturing inputs wanes. Many countries in East and Southeast Asia are on the front lines of this shift and wereRead More

Chanthol SunJune 3, 2015
Can Cambodia Become the Gateway to ASEAN’s 600 Million Consumers?

Selling Cambodia, a country known for its killing fields, landmines and chronic poverty, is a tough job. But Chanthol Sun, minister for commerce, says it’s very easy when “you talk from the heart.” The 59-year-old, U.S.-educated, former General Electric executive points out that Cambodia has a lot to offer toRead More

Global Forum 2015 BangkokMay 20, 2015
Wharton Global Forum Bangkok 2015

The Wharton Global Forum Bangkok provided a venue through which leaders from business, academia and government could explore strategies that addressed aspirations and risks faced by organizations of all sizes in today’s interconnected business environment. “During the Wharton Global Forum Bangkok, industry and academia [came] together to debate ideas andRead More

May 13, 2015
Cambodia: From Battlefield to Global Marketplace

Here is a test excerpt. I wonder if this fixes anything.Read More

May 11, 2015
Wharton Faculty in Myanmar and Thailand

Professors David Bell, Janice Bellace, Eric Clemmons, Ezekiel J. Emmanuel, Pinar Yildirim, and Harbir Singh met with scholars and leaders during a 2014 Faculty International Seminar to Myanmar and Thailand, visiting Bangkok Dusit Medical, Bank of Thailand, CP, PTT, Siam Commercial Bank, Siam Cement Group, and others to observe the economy and culture at work.Read More

Bangkok, ThailandApril 27, 2015
Thai Ambassador at Wharton

By Sirin Akaraphan, WG15 A special visit to Wharton by His Excellency Pisan Manawapat, the 44th Thai Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the US, marked one of the most important events for the Southeast Asia Club this year. Thailand is the United States’ oldest friend and close ally in Asia,Read More

April 24, 2015
How Corporate Boards Can Make a Difference

The principles of corporate governance are just as applicable in the ASEAN region as they are in the U.S. Yet there are subtle differences in implementation. In a panel discussion on board leadership at TMS Academy’s Directors-in-Dialogue forum in Singapore, Michael Useem, professor of management at Wharton and director ofRead More

Cuba TrekMarch 19, 2015
Treks to Japan, Kenya, Cuba, Philippines

During 2015 Spring Break, Wharton MBAs dispatched to Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean on treks for cultural exploration and recreation. Cuba As soon as the Obama administration loosened travel restrictions for Americans traveling to Cuba, students at the Wharton Lauder institute decided to explore the country’s sights and culture of thisRead More

ASEAN Special ReportMarch 18, 2015
Asian Firms Increasingly Seek Regional and Global Opportunities

Businesses in the Asia Pacific region and Japan have expansion opportunities locally and globally thanks to the trend towards looser trade and investment barriers, according to Wharton professors Mauro Guillen and Franklin Allen, and Michelle Curry of Wipro Consulting. They explore the opportunities for Asian Firms in this white paperRead More

Bangkok, ThailandMarch 11, 2015
Thailand: Can the Whimpering Tiger Spring Ahead?

Generally speaking, a coup d’état is not good for business. Political upheaval usually scares away investors who become unsure of their footing under a new regime that has muscled its way into power. Thailand’s coups have been an exception. In 18 other such takeovers since absolute monarchy ended in 1932,Read More

Kuala Lumpur TrekMarch 5, 2015
Global Immersion in South East Asia

This winter, the Southeast Asia GIP returned to the Wharton official global immersion programs line up. Led by Amy Miller and Professor Anthony Landry, the group of 35 students visited Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, and Singapore meeting local companies and interacting with business leaders. Read the full story in the WhartonRead More

investingFebruary 20, 2015
Raising Impact Investing From Niche to Mass Market

By Durreen Shahnaz, WG’95, Founder and Chairwoman, Impact Investment Exchange Asia (IIX) I started my company, Impact Investment Exchange (IIX), in 2010 a few months before I gave my first TED talk titled “Defiant Optimism.” I had four minutes to convince the world about the benefits of creating a social stock exchange.Read More


New Format for International Seminar in Indonesia

“We would travel literally [only] two miles to visit a company, and it would take over an hour. It was mind-boggling,” says Brad Line about his Wharton International Seminar in Indonesia last September. Transportation may have been unbelievably slow, but this nation of about 17,000 islands is urbanizing at breakneckRead More

February 19, 2015
CIGNA Thailand CEO Gus Giraldo on the EMBA Program

Wharton EMBA alumnus Gus Giraldo, WG’06, CEO and country manager of CIGNA Thailand, says that his Wharton education has been very valuable in accelerating his international career. We asked him to tell us more about his experience at Wharton. Here is what he said: On coming to Wharton’s EMBA program…Read More

February 18, 2015
Making Global Alumni Connections in a Startup Career

By Andrew Dunn W’12 Shortly after graduating in 2012, I submitted a Wharton Entrepreneurship Blog post that captured my enthusiasm for pursuing a road less traveled and encouraged other aspiring entrepreneurs to take advantage of the universe of opportunities available. Two years later, I’m back to share some relevant findings fromRead More

Executive MBA IndonesiaJanuary 28, 2015
International Trip to Indonesia “Broadens Perspective”

Wharton’s EMBA program has a long tradition of organizing international class trips. As second-year Philadelphia student David Trecker explains, “It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to appreciate – with 60 classmates– a foreign culture through the lenses of business, government and social leaders.” David, who is director of market andRead More

Global Forum BeijingOctober 8, 2014
Global Forums Spark Conversations

Business responds to the dynamics of global markets. Issues of regional interest now reach around the world. Wharton’s Global Forums are responding to these changes by showcasing the topics–and sharing the opportunities–that keep alumni informed. Wharton’s recent Global Forums include: June 12-14, 2014 | Beijing, China October 10-11, 2013 | Paris, France MayRead More

Azeti akhtar aziz
Economic Growth Opportunities in Southeast Asia

Wharton Lifelong Learning and the Central Bank of Malaysia hosted a roundtable discussion in Malaysia on Economic Growth Opportunities in Southeast Asia on January 14, 2013. Lead panelists included Dr. Zeti Akhtar Aziz, G’74, GR’78, Governor, Central Bank of Malaysia; Azman Mokhtar, Managing Director, Khazanah National Bhd; Abdul Wahid Omar,Read More

February 10, 2014
Will an Integrated ASEAN Region Challenge China?

China’s status as the global darling for foreign investment and trade is facing some competition these days from Southeast Asian nations that, while small, are forming an increasingly important economic bloc. Though the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, comprises a market of 610 million people — lessRead More

November 21, 2013
Emerging-market Investing: Will the Roller Coaster Ride Continue?

Stocks in emerging markets have had a tough time this year, plunging during the first six months and leaving many investors shaken as heart-stopping drops punctuated a post-summer recovery. Some investing pros have argued the best times for emerging-market investing are over, citing factors like the inevitable end of theRead More

September 13, 2013
UN’s Valerie Amos on Humanitarian Relief at Wharton Leadership Conference

When she was 16 years old, Valerie Amos was certain she knew what she was going to do as an adult. “I was going to run the world,” said Amos, the United NationsUnder-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and emergency Relief Coordinator, speaking at the recent 17thannual Wharton Leadership Conference. “I was naïve,Read More

August 15, 2013
Tanoto Initiative for Indonesian and ASEAN Studies Launched

On July 29, the Tanoto Foundation International and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania launched the Tanoto Initiative, a multi-component program to promote studies and research on ASEAN, with a focus on Indonesia.  Starting next month, selected Indonesian universities will collaborate closely with faculties in the Wharton School Read More

July 11, 2013
New Challenges in Indonesian Mining

After graduating from Wharton | San Francisco last year, Wharton EMBA alumnus Jess Kindler was promoted to general manager of PT Atlas Copco Nusantara. He’s based in Jakarta, Indonesia and was recently featured on the cover of Coal Asia Magazine. We caught up with him in Indonesia and asked about hisRead More


Wharton Global Forums Engage from the Get-Go

The Wharton Global Forum Paris 2013 will be here almost as soon as your summer will be over. Scheduled for Oct. 10-11, the Lifelong Learning event will feature keynote speakers, master classes and dynamic conversations with industry specialists, Wharton faculty and alumni. What placed this forum top of mind forRead More

May 30, 2013
Charles Tseng, New Chair for the Executive Board for Asia

Philadelphia, PA—The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce the appointment of Charles Tseng as Chair of the Executive Board for Asia.  Tseng received his MBA from Wharton in 1979 and is President, Asia Pacific for Korn/Ferry International, a worldwide provider of talent and leadership consulting services. HeRead More

Lauder Report
Lauder Students Look at Gastronomy and Global Cities

On May 9, Lauder students launched Gastronomy and Global Cities. It is a website  that helps identify and locate up-and-coming cuisines by geography, including the best restaurants. The site has resources and insights for restaurateurs and developers, as well as general travelers.   The Gastronomy Team at The Lauder Institute Master of InternationalRead More

Harbir Singh Leads a Panel in MalaysiaMarch 28, 2013
Video: Economic Growth in Southeast Asia

On January 14, 2013, Wharton and the Central Bank of Malaysia hosted a roundtable event entitled “Economic Growth Opportunities in Southeast Asia.” Harbir Singh, Vice Dean of Global Initiatives, moderated the panel, which featured Dr. Zeti Akhtar Aziz, G’74, GR’78, Governor of the Bank Negara Malaysia; Chanthol Sun, WAM’97, Senior Minister andRead More

March 25, 2013
Video: Environmental Sustainability in Indonesia

In this Wharton Global Alumni Forum panel, Professor Eric Orts moderates a discussion addressing a number of the most important environmental sustainability issues facing Indonesia, including the development of new and sustainable forms of energy, the prudent and thoughtful stewardship of land and water, and sustainable models of tourism. TheRead More

MegacitiesOctober 10, 2012
Southeast Asian Megacities: Big Challenges, Bigger Opportunities

Eric Orts led a panel on greener urban growth at the recent Wharton Global Alumni Forum in Jakarta, bringing together many different environmental perspectives on megacity issues in Indonesia and the world.Read More

June 27, 2012
First Global Alumni Forum in Indonesia

Hundreds of alumni, business leaders and academics gather in Jakarta to learn what makes the Asian economy tick—and grow.Read More

Dean Thomas Robertson at the Global Forum in JakartaJune 23, 2012
Gallery: Global Alumni Forum in Jakarta

Hundreds of alumni, business leaders and academics gather in Jakarta to learn what makes the Asian economy tick—and grow.The Wharton Global Alumni Forum in Jakarta, “Indonesia, ASEAN and the World: Concentric Circles of Growth,” on June 22-23, 2012. View more photos from Wharton Flickr >>  

Dr. Zeti AzizJune 10, 2012
Video: Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. Zeti Akhtar Aziz at the Global Alumni Forum in Jakarta

Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. Zeti Akhtar Aziz, Governor of the Bank Negara Malaysia, delivers the keynote address at the Wharton Global Alumni Forum in Jakarta, June 2012.

Dr. Boediono, vice president of Indonesia
Video: Dr. Boediono, VP of Indonesia, at the Jakarta Global Alumni Forum

Dr. Boediono, Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia, speaking at the Wharton Global Alumni Forum in Jakarta, June 2012.