Please join us for an evening with Paul Clyde, President of the William Davidson Institute (WDI) at the University of Michigan and professor at the Ross School of Business. Established in 1992, WDI is an independent, non-profit research and educational organization focused on providing private-sector solutions in low- and middle-income countries. Prior to joining WDI, he served as the academic director of the part-time MBA program at Michigan Ross and as an economist in the Antitrust Division at the U.S. Department of Justice. While at the U.S. Department of Justice, he advised governments in Eastern Europe on competition policy, natural monopolies and securities markets, and spent one year in Slovakia advising the Czech and Slovak governments. Over the past 15 years, he has advised or directed more than 80 healthcare, education and finance projects in more than a dozen low- and middle-income countries. He has also worked with corporations ranging in size from small startups to large organizations such as Johnson & Johnson, Novo Nordisk and DTE Energy.
Paul will be providing an overview of WDI, address a debate that is taking place at Ross about the role of social ventures vs. profit maximizing firms, and describe ways to interact with WDI as alumni.
5:30 - 6:30 Networking
6:30 - 7:15 Lecture and Q&A
7:15 - 8:00 Networking