Haas faculty and alumni were among the leaders at the annual World Economic forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland last week.
While attending the conference, Haas Professor and former Dean Laura Tyson participated in a videotaped Financial Times debate on how to fix the global economy.
Adjunct Professor Henry Chesbrough, PhD 97, faculty director of the Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation, participated in a conversation with alumnus Soumitra Dutta, MS 87 (Engineer.), MS 89 (Bus.), PhD 90, (Comp. Sci./Engineering), incoming dean at Cornell’s Johnson Graduate School of Management.
Chesbrough also participated in three panel discussions: “Overcoming Organizational Boundaries,” “When Consumers Become Innovators,” and “The Davos Debrief: Sustainability and Resource Models.”
Other members of the Haas community at Davos included Libby Leffler, BS 06, business lead to Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, and Karesha McGee, BCEMBA 13, an executive communications manager for Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers.
“This was my third trip to the World Economic Forum, and as with each one before, it was an eye-opening experience!” McGee wrote in an email. “From conversations about the European debt crisis and the forthcoming elections in India, to discussions about the role of networking technology and social media in transforming education, business and government, each day at Davos provided new learning experiences and further chances to apply what I’m learning in school.”
Leffler interviewed Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington about the European economic crisis and Norway Princess Mette-Marit about youth issues, including unemployment and involvement in Davos and more broadly today’s global challenges.