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Emir of Qatar: Raising the Profile

Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani became Emir of Qatar in 1995 and his reign has coincided with a period of rapid economic growth at home and increasing political and social influence throughout the region. Qatar has seen a modernisation programme

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Prof Kearney Goes for Triple Crown

Prof. Colm Kearney is currently dean of the Faculty of Business and Economics at Monash University. With many Asian students now looking to Australia for their higher business education as an alternative to US or European schools, Prof.  Kearney’s international

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Betsy Kawamura and Empowering NK Refugees

Human rights activist Betsy Kawamura, founder and director of Womer4NonViolence, works relentlessly to provide a platform for survivors of gender-based violence and others who are unable to find a voice in the wilderness of despair. She draws on insights from

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Dieck-Assad, Academic at the Heart of Government

Dr. Maria de Lourdes Dieck-Assad is the rector of EGADE, one of Latin America’s leading business schools. It is always worth taking note when business school leaders spend a significant part of their career outside academia. In Dr. Dieck-Assad’s case

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Samir Barua and 36 Years at IIM-A

Prof. Samir Barua’s tenure as Director of Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad will have ended by the time you read this piece. Under his leadership, IIM-A has firmly established itself as one of the world’s leading Business Schools. Prof Barua

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Child Bride Hero Nujood Ali

Divorce can be a traumatic experience – but for a ten year old? Nujood Ali, now a fifteen year old activist opposing forced marriage, obtained a divorce five years ago breaking with tribal tradition in the Yemen. The law allows

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Al-Ghannouchi, Our Hero in Tunisia

Rashid Al-Ghannouchi, 71 years, was co-founder of the Ennahda Movement which is now Tunisia’s largest political party. A philosophy graduate of Damascus University, he moved to Syria following the expulsion of Tunisians from Egypt where he was studying in 1964.

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Strategy & Entrepreneurship from Alice Guilhon

Prof. Alice Guilhon is the dean of Skema the new business school created through the merger of Lille School of Management and Ceram, in Sophia Antipolis, France. Under her leadership Skema has opened campuses on two techno-parks, one in China

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Koofi and the Changing Face of Afghanistan

Some of us are burdened with lives of few hardships. Some of us are born to loving parents, have never experienced hunger, have access to quality healthcare and education, live in countries without war or unrest and have never had

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Sally Blount: A Social Psychologist’s Touch

Prof. Sally Blount is the dean of Kellogg School of Management. Kellogg is very much seen as a competitor to some of the big names in business education and as such has always needed to be an innovator. Blount is

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