Executive Education hosts premiere ‘Peer to Peer’ discussion

        Corporate social responsibility in Venezuela was the topic for Executive Education’s first Peer to Peer session for the fall semester. EMPA candidate Enrique Rubio offered examples of how private companies can build community by sustained programs of corporate social responsibility- these initiatives can provide for citizens in a way that the current Venezuelan government cannot. This lively and engaging presentation generated questions and perspectives from the 35 audience members, who hailed from both the Maxwell and broader University community. 
        The talk was entitled “How to Foster Partnerships Among the Private Sector, NGOs and Communities in developing Countries to Help People Overcome Poverty: the Case of Venezuela and Other Latin Countries.” Enrique has an interest in public policy and social development with a focus on utilizing social capital in order to build stronger communities through entrepreneurial activities. He is a founding partner and president of a management consulting firm whose focus is non-profit, social and economic organizations. 

        The Maxwell School’s Executive Education Peer to Peer series is an opportunity for student, fellows and scholars of the Executive Education department to engage the public in discussions about issues, challenges or successes of particular interest to the community.

The next offering will be held on Friday, November 11 at 11:30a.m. in 204 Maxwell. EMPA candidate and local newspaper reporter Glenn Coin will preside over a discussion on a “Status Update on the News: Now Social and Mainstream Media are Evolving Together.” 

        The presentation is free and open to the public and includes light lunch. RSVP to Kristina Donzella at kedonzel@maxwell.syr.edu