The Kozmetsky Center hosts a variety of events and programs, aimed at informing students and the broader public on critical global issues.


Austin Global Business Forum

March 29, 2017, 6:30-8:15 p.m.
Jones Global Events Center

The Kozmetsky Center of Excellence in Global Finance and The Bill Munday School of Business will host an evening Austin Global Business Forum to discuss Austin’s expanding international business engagement. Speakers will assess growth in Austin’s global business presence, regional concentrations, and potential for future expansion and development in specific industries and sectors. Leaders from industry will share their perspectives on how students can best prepare for careers in an increasingly globalized business environment. We will feature representatives from the Office of the Governor of Texas, Austin Business Journal, and other professionals based in the local community with extensive experience in business and finance throughout various regions of the world. Confirmed panelists include:

  • Colin Pope, Editor, Austin Business Journal
  • Michael Treyger, Manager, Office of Business Development, Office of the Governor of Texas
  • Ying McGuire, Vice President, Technology Integration Group
  • Sandeep Kumar, Vice President, Silicon Labs
  • Andy Chang, Director, Product Marketing Americas, KUKA North America

A networking reception will follow. This event is co-sponsored with the Munday School of Business and World Affairs Council – Austin.

Russia & The West: Significance, Challenges, & Potential

April 25 from 7-9:30 p.m. and April 26 from noon-5 p.m.
Jones Global Events Center

Speakers will share perspectives on the importance of Russia’s bilateral and multilateral relationships with Western nations, immediate and longer-term strategic interests and priorities, economic and security aspects of Russia’s relationships with Western countries, significance that should be assigned to values in defining these relationships, and overall implications of Russia’s relationships with Western nations for the contemporary and potential emerging geopolitical world order. This will be the third conference event on transatlantic security funded by a U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Program grant in cooperation with the Center for European Studies and Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies at University of Texas, Austin. Speakers will be announced in the coming weeks including distinguished experts of the United States, European, and Eurasian academic, policy and private sector communities to assess contemporary and future security and economic relations between Russia and the West.

Council on Foreign Relations Conference Call Series

A World in Disarray

March 8 from 11 a.m.-noon
Brothers Room RAGS 320

Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations

U.S.-Russia Relations

March 23 from 2-3 p.m.
Brothers Room, Ragsdale Center 320

Angela E. Stent, Director, Center for Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies, Georgetown University

Environmental Policy and the Amazon

April from 11 a.m.-noon
Library GDC 141

Eve Bratman, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, Franklin & Marshall College

Governing Cyberspace

April 20 from 2-3 p.m.
Brothers Room, Ragsdale Center 320

Adam Segal, Director of the Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program, Council on Foreign Relations

2016-2017 Visiting Fulbright Scholar

The Kozmetsky Center is pleased to announce that Dr. Volodymyr Dubovyk of Odessa National University in Odessa Ukraine was awarded the Senior Fulbright Visiting Research and Faculty appointment for academic year 2016-2017 at St. Edward's University in Austin. Professor Dubovyk was introduced to the St. Edward’s community when he participated in the Kozmetsky Center forum on “International Policy and Academic Perspectives on the Impact of the Ukrainian Conflict” held in October 2014.

Dr. Dubovyk earned his Ph.D. in political science/international relations from Odessa State University (now ONU - Odessa National University) in 1996, where he currently serves as Associate Professor at the Department of International Relations and Director of the Center for International Studies.  Among his teaching and research interests are U.S. foreign policy, U.S.-Ukraine relations, theory of international relations, Black Sea regional security, international conflict studies, and foreign policy of Ukraine. He has held prior fellowships at the Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in 1997 and 2006-2007 and Center for International and Security Studies at University of Maryland in 2002. Dr. Dubovyk was a visiting scholar at the University of Washington in 2013.

Director's Speaking Activities

March 2017

A Kennan Conversation on Russia: Trump-Putin and the U.S. Russia Relationship: Strategic Interests, Priorities, Values, World Order

Sponsored by the Houston Seminar and the World Affairs Council of Greater Houston in March 2017. 

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