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27 September 201911:00

MBA Alumni Conference 2019, Exeter

Join us at our second annual Exeter MBA alumni conference for an afternoon of networking and talks on the subject of high technology, the opportunities and challenges that it presents. Hear from our three guest speakers, including an MBA alumna, a faculty member from our Digital Economy Initiative and a leading innovator in space technology. All have made exciting and fascinating careers in the technology industry.. Full details
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10 October 201918:30

Centre for Entrepreneurship Launch with keynote speaker Deborah Meaden

The University of Exeter Business School is delighted to be joined by Deborah Meaden for the launch of the new Centre for Entrepreneurship.. Full details
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14 October 201916:00

LEEP Seminar Series - Professor David Edwards - Managing tropical agriculture to minimise biodiversity loss

ABSTRACT: Expansion of farming is the biggest driver of the global extinction crisis. In this talk I will explore options for minimising the biodiversity impact of farming, focusing on oil palm and cattle in Colombia. BIO: David Edwards is Professor of Conservation Science at the University of Sheffield, UK. He works at the nexus of land-use change, biodiversity and policy, and he has worked extensively in SE Asia and Colombia since 2006. His work has brought to light the impacts of tropical land-use change and habitat disturbance on biodiversity, and ecosystem functioning and services. He is on the Editorial Board of Current Biology. (https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/aps/staff-and-students/acadstaff/edwards). Full details
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17 October 201918:30

The MBA Speaker Series: Erinch Sahan

The MBA Speaker Series runs monthly at the University of Exeter and brings to the fore noteworthy and inspiring speakers looking at issues that address the major challenges confronting business and society. Full details
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19 November 201910:30

LEEP Seminar Series - Professor Ben Zissimos - Contesting an International Trade Agreement

ABSTRACT: We develop a new theoretical political economy framework, called a ‘parallel contest’, that emphasizes the political fight over trade agreement (TA) ratification within countries. TA ratification is inherently uncertain in each country, where anti- and pro-trade interest groups contest each other to influence their own governments’ ratification decision. Unlike prior literature, the protection embodied in negotiated TA tariffs reflects a balance between the liberalizing force of lobbying and inherently protectionist government preferences. Moreover, new international political externalities emerge that are not internalized by governments that just internalize terms of trade externalities. Full details
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