Published: April 12, 2017
American flag with silhouettes of business people working

The current political climate in the U.S. offers up great opportunity to engage in civil discourse on a multitude of topics. In this era, business plays in important role in being the driving factor for change in the global landscape—but this does not always align with presidential policies and priorities.

Offering a chance to hear from experts, the Leeds School of Business is hosting a moderated discussion about how politics shape the global landscape when it comes to the economy, entrepreneurship and finance. 

This panel is open to all across campus and will take place Thursday, April 13, at the Koelbel Building. If this event is something you’re interested in attending, please RSVP online, as space is limited. 

If you go

Who: CU Boulder community members
What: "American Business: Disrupted" Moderated Panel
When: Thursday, April 13, 5 to 6:15 p.m.
Where: Koelbel Building, BASE Class S135
RSVP: Required

Featured in the panel are three Leeds faculty members: Richard Wobbekind, Erick Mueller and Chris Leach. The panelists will bring unique perspectives on how business in their respective fields has been impacted by political changes.

Wobbekind is a senior economist and associate dean for business and government relationships and has been with the University of Colorado Boulder since 1985. He teaches MBA students in macroeconomics, public policy, entrepreneurship and managerial economics. In this panel, Wobbekind will share his perspective on the macroeconomic impact of this presidency's policies.

Mueller is a senior instructor and faculty director of the Deming Center for Entrepreneurship at Leeds. He has held executive-level roles and co-founded multiple ventures, including his current company, Funovation. In this panel, Mueller will discuss the impact of policy changes on his company’s strategy and operations locally and globally.

Leach is a professor of finance and the Deming Professor of Entrepreneurship. He specializes in derivative securities markets and corporate/venture financing. In this panel, Leach will discuss what is influencing financial markets given the uncertainties in the American and global economy.

As part of the discussion, each panel member will speak for about 15 minutes on their intended topic with time at the end allowed for an open question and answer with the audience. This panel will be moderated by adjunct professor at Leeds, Visda Carson.

Register online now to reserve your space.