This past Tuesday, Peter Robinson, President and CEO of the United States Council for International Business, spoke at the Mitsui USA Lunch-Time Forum on the topic of multilateralism.
Mr. Robinson commented on how American multinationals are reacting to the changing global landscape, noting that U.S. companies are addressing global issues such as job creation, climate change, the openness of the Internet, and human rights through multilateral institutions such as the UN, the OECD and the ILO. While there appears to be a tendency for nations to adapt bilateral or regional approaches to solving international problems, Robinson believes that the benefits of multilateralism outdistance the prior.
Mr. Robinson also told Baruch students interested in international business or foreign affairs to seriously consider taking on an internship. Robinson believes that participating in an internship that Baruch offers would benefit a student greatly, be it for a non-profit or governmental organization.
Clarence Kwan will speak at the next Mitsui Lunch-Time Forum on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010.
Location: Newman Vertical Campus, room 14-250. We hope to see you there!
External links of interest:
• USCIB Homepage
• Peter Robinson’s Bio (pdf)
• IB Internships – Weissman Center for International Business