Philadelphia University’s School of Business Administration (SBA) launched its spring lecture series, Emerging Markets: Impact on a World Economy, with a presentation on Eastern Europe Feb. 19 in The Tuttleman Center Auditorium.
Presented by Alexander von Lingen, a former member of the European Union (EU) Parliament, the lecture—first in a series of three—addressed Eastern European countries’ impact on the EU economy. During Mr. von Lingen’s discussion, he referenced his experiences as an EU official for the European Commission and Parliament in Brussels, Luxembourg and Strasbourg, which included negotiations with the formerly communist countries of Eastern Europe.
“We are very fortunate to have had Mr. von Lingen as our speaker on the topic of Eastern Europe and its economy given his expertise and years of experience in working in this region of the world,” said Beth Mariotz, interim dean of SBA.
Intended to illuminate the many aspects of doing business in emerging markets, including the cultural, economic, social, financial and political dimensions, the series seeks to dissect the dynamics of the world economy and hypothesize how expanding countries like China and India, among others, will influence more developed nations.
Upcoming lectures in this series include a presentation on Feb. 26 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. by Richard Needham, formerly with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, who will draw comparisons among Chinese, Taiwanese and Vietnamese economies; and by Sabu Joseph, director of Research at BOE Securities, on April 22, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., who will explain how to invest in financial world markets. Both lectures will be held in The Tuttleman Center Auditorium.
Mr. Needham, who served the Food and Drug Administration for 32 years as a pharmaceutical chemist, laboratory manager and inspector, will discuss his experiences inspecting pharmaceutical manufacturers in Asia, Europe and the United States. With a wealth of experience relating to the foundation analysis of companies, Mr. Joseph will discuss his role as head of the fundamental research division of BOE Securities, as well as touch on the time he spent in his native India, working on restructuring and reorganization projects.