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Canadian Economic Delegation to Meet with Duquesne Business Students, Faculty

Five Canadians who are visiting the Pittsburgh area as part of a business and economic development delegation will meet with faculty and students in Duquesne University's MBA-Sustainability Program.

The delegation, which is part of the U.S. Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program, will be on campus Tuesday, April 10. MBA-Sustainability students who recently placed second in a global competition in Davos, Switzerland, will discuss their successful case study to improve sustainability operations at an international oil and gas company.

In addition, the Canadian delegation will meet with Duquesne faculty Dr. Robert Sroufe, holder of the Murrin Chair of Global Competitiveness; Tom Nist, director of graduate programs and Donahue Chair in Investment Management; and Diane Ramos, associate director of graduate programs and instructor of leadership and change management.

"We welcome the opportunity to exchange ideas and strategies with our international partners and are particularly excited to have these leaders visit us on campus and hear from our students," said Sroufe.

"We are very proud of what our students have been able to accomplish as part of their one-year MBA Sustainability program. With students just returning from Germany a couple of weeks ago and preparing for a trip to Latin America in early May, this meeting with North American leaders will add another perspective to their international context."

The group's Pittsburgh portion of their five-city trip will focus on:

  • Economic forecasting regarding trade issues
  • Labor perspectives on trade policy
  • U.S.-Canada partnerships in energy production and shale gas exploration
  • Innovative strategies for promoting links between Canada and Western Pennsylvania.

Besides visiting Pittsburgh, the delegation, which has expertise in expertise in business, trade policy and journalism, has traveled to Los Angeles, Atlanta, Lincoln, Neb., and Washington, D.C.

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.