Hello dear Hoyas.

We sincerely hope you can join us for a celebration of the birthday of the United States.

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I wanted to call a meeting to bring together alumni who are interested in organizing the Georgetown Alumni Club of Shanghai.  As the acting president, I think I can say that the club has been long overdue for a change in leadership.  I’m looking forward to a new group of organizers who have the energy and drive to take the club to the next level.

I apologize for the short notice for this meeting.

Event Details:
This Wednesday, 23 April 2014   8:00 PM
Boxing Cat (Yongfu Lu) – VIP Room or 3rd Floor
82 Fuxing Road, near Yongfu Lu
复兴路82号, 近永福路
http://www.smartshanghai.com/venue/4430/boxing_cat_brewery_(fuxing_lu)_shanghai

Agenda:
1. Short introduction to the Shanghai Club
2. Open discussion about the club and it’s goals
3. Electing a new president, and getting contacts for new organizers

Basically, I’d like to give all the alumni who attend the meeting to have a chance to discuss what they would like to see from the club.  If you won’t be able to attend, but would still like to make suggestions, please  send me an email (gtownchina@gmail.com) and I will relay your thoughts during the meeting.

Again, I apologize for the short notice, and I hope I will see you this Wednesday.

Kevin Chen

The Georgetown Alumni Club cordially invites you to:

International Business Ethics and Chinese Foreign Investment

John Kline, Professor of International Business Diplomacy at Georgetown University School of Foreign Service.

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What is international business ethics in a globalized economy that spans different national political systems, disparate socio-economic conditions and diverse historical, cultural and religious traditions? Although many values are considered relative, international firms are increasingly expected to adhere to international norms. As Chinese enterprises expand their international investments in line with the “Go Global” policy, they can learn valuable lessons from how other global firms have responded, both successfully and unsuccessfully, to difficult ethical dilemmas. Whether oil investments in Sudan, bribery, product or workplace safety standards, or the environmental impact of corporate operations, ethics as a “best choice” process can help guide personal and organizational responses to ethical risk assessments.

Event Details:

Thursday, October 17th, 2013
19:15pm –20:30 pm
The Wooden Box
9 Qinghai Lu (just to the South of Nanjing West Road)
青海路 9 号, 近南京西路, 地铁二号线南京西路站

We are holding this event with the Hopkins China Forum. Please RSVP to Frank Tsai (Hopkins China Forum) at editor@shanghai-review.org.

More about Professor John Kline

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http://explore.georgetown.edu/people/klinej/

John Kline is Professor of International Business Diplomacy at Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service. His teaching focuses on international business-government relations, international investment strategies and negotiations, and international business ethics. Kline is the author of the textbook, Ethics for International Business: Decision-Making in a Global Political Economy. Prior to joining the Georgetown faculty, Kline was Director of International Economic Policy at the National Association of Manufacturers. He received his doctorate in Political Science from The George Washington University and holds a masters degree in International Relations from The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).

Kline serves as a consultant to various international organizations and private multinational corporations. Recent projects include a comparative analysis for UNCTAD on foreign investment policy promoting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Malaysia and Singapore, and on electricity infrastructure in Chile and New Zealand. Currently he is testing in several African countries a method governments can use to evaluate foreign direct investment proposals on sustainable economic, environmental, social and governance criteria. Kline is also author of Foreign Investment Strategies in Restructuring Economies and International Codes and Multinational Business: Setting Guidelines for International Business Operations.

Starting Tuesday, October 29th we’ll be holding our monthly happy hours at Boxing Cat Brewery on Fuxing Lu!

http://www.smartshanghai.com/venue/4430/Boxing_Cat_Brewery_(Fuxing_Lu)_shanghai

Our September happy hour will be canceled due to the mid-autumn festival and Chinese national holiday. Look forward to seeing everyone in October!