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Quinlan School of Business



Past Events:


International Thanksgiving dinner

November 23rd, 2014

International graduate students, American undergraduate students, and Quinlan professors ate a pre-Thanksgiving dinner together while hearing presenters from China, Vietnam, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, India, and the United States speak about their countries.


Lei Sun, from China, discusses travel in his home country.


Shrey Raturi elaborates on the diversity of Indian food and culture.

William Horwitz ‌presents unusual facts about America.

Selay Demir walks the audience through a visit to Turkey.

Amir Alomary talks about the culture in Saudi Arabia.

Giang Ngo explains the culture and natural beauty of Vietnam.

Fireside Chat with Alumni Mike Hora

November 20th, 2014

Mike Hora, CEO of Hora Enterprises and a retired partner and global management consultant at A.T. Kearney, met with students and discussed strategies for success in conducting international business, working as a consultant, and starting a professional life.


3rd Lecture in Trade Series: Financing International Trade and Import, Export Letters of Trade by Chantal Wittman Meier

November 11th, 2014

Vice President of Trade Banking at MB Financial Bank, Chantal Wittman Meier talked about risk, insurance, letters of credit, and international trade to an audience of alumni, faculty, and students. The talk was engaging and there were many questions on the intricacies of international trade finance.







October 21st, 2014

Lectures in Trade Series: International Export and Import Logistics by Larry Bajmakovich 

Larry Bajamkovich, Board Member of the International Trade Association of Greater Chicago and Midwest Sales Manager of BDG International, spoke about the logistics of import and export trade within the context of national security, risk, and licensing.




September 30th, 2014

Lectures in Trade Series: Export and Import Trends in the U.S. by Mr. Richard Paullin

Richard Paullin, Chairman of the Illinois District Export Council and Executive Director of the International Trade Association of Greater Chicago, spoke to students and faculty concerning recent trends in International Trade and Business. Mr. Paullin discussed trade issues concerning cybersecurity, economic development, and trends in international trade.