Lauder Students Gain Insights from Civic-Minded Chefs

Famous chefs are not only visionaries and entrepreneurs; they often become civic leaders. A team of Lauder students has investigated the motivations for chefs to be socially engaged and to give back to their communities, both locally and globally. Lauder students Campbell Marshall, Zurine Eguizabal, Azita Habibi, Jacob Whalen, andRead More

2014 Lauder Africa Report

Every year many students join the Lauder Institute, across our ten academic programs, with an interest in Africa. From students who aspire to work in the region to those who just want to learn more about this rapidly changing economic frontier, the Lauder Institute offers programs and activities to helpRead More

Student Post – Commercial Space Tourism GKL

By Katie Littlefield (Lauder/WG ’14 and member of Lauder’s Chinese program) Hi everyone! To share a little about Global Knowledge Lab, the GKL is a team-based capstone research project for the Lauder MA International Studies degree. Starting around February of your first year, you start forming teams of 4-6 students, pickingRead More

Guest Blogger Venkatesh Saha on his experience in Kenya

Justin Knapp (Lauder Chinese ‘14) and I arrived in Nairobi on Sunday to begin research on our GKL projects. Justin is trying to understand the dairy sector in Kenya and see how government and cultural factors are influencing the sector. I am looking at the historical and contemporary trade relationshipsRead More

Lauder alumnus Davis Smith’s reflections from his travels to North Korea

Davis Smith (Lauder Class of 2011, Spanish) traveled to North Korea as a Lauder student to conduct interviews with foreign entrepreneurs on their experiences living and starting businesses in North Korea for his Global Knowledge Lab paper titled Entrepreneurs Born or Made, and Their Impact on the Developing World. He also pointedRead More