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FRIDAY, AUGUST 12, 2016
Contact: Angela Harrington
BLOOMBERG COMMENTATOR TOM KEENE SHARES HIS GLOBAL
Photo Caption A: Berkeley College students studying international business at the Midtown Manhattan campus gather for a photo op with Tom Keene (standing, center), Bloomberg News editor-at-large, following his discussion on internationalization and global business. Also in the photo are Michael McAteer, DBA (standing fourth from right), Interim Dean, Berkeley College Larry L. Luing School of Business, and Rahul Bedi, PhD, Chair (seated, far left), Management, Berkeley College Larry L. Luing School of Business.
Tom Keene, editor-at-large at Bloomberg News and host of the radio program “Bloomberg Surveillance,” addressed students at the Larry L. Luing School of Business® at Berkeley College in Midtown Manhattan, August 11, 2016, where his first words of advice were: “read, read, read.”
“I urge you to read everything you can on internationalization and global business,” said Mr. Keene, who is one of America’s foremost experts on the topics. “If you want an edge in anything you do, be an avid reader and learn the history.”
Mr. Keene interviews CEOs and world leaders, economists, financiers and policy makers as host of an early morning program broadcast on Bloomberg Radio, Television and Bloomberg.com. He spoke with more than 50 students from the Berkeley College Model United Nations Club, and students enrolled in International Business, a course taught by Rahul Bedi, PhD, Chair, Management, Berkeley College Larry L. Luing School of Business®, and Career and Business Essentials, taught by Joel Reinhart, PhD, Professor, Management, Berkeley College Larry L. Luing School of Business.
“Guests speakers like Mr. Keene, along with field trips and experiential learning, are distinguishing and effective features of our teaching, and prepare our students for dynamic careers in the global job market,” Dr. Bedi said.
Topics Mr. Keene touched on during his discussion with students included Britain’s vote to leave the European Union (Brexit), the U.S. Presidential election and the nation’s economy, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
He urged students to view trade from the lenses of politics and culture, economics, finance, investing and international business and to “enjoy the madness of the presidential election.”
“Enjoy the debate and be sure to vote,” said Mr. Keene, adding, “Vote for the candidate you believe will best represent (the nation’s) business.”
Mr. Keene said Brexit is a cultural movement. He expressed his confidence in the future of London and the economy of the United Kingdom. “I am very plus, plus on London,” said Mr. Keene, citing the acquisition of properties in London by U.S. companies and the growth of Bloomberg in London and the current construction of its new European headquarters in the City.
The global business news commentator shared his reading list for business students. The go-to book for New Yorkers, said Mr. Keene, is The Island at the Center of the World, a best selling account of the history of New York and the Dutch settlement, by Russell Shorto. “If you’re from New York and wearing the Berkeley blue, this is the book for you,” said Mr. Keene.
Here is more recommended reading by Mr. Keene:
World Order by Henry Kissinger
Why Growth Matters: How Economic Growth in India Reduced Poverty and the Lessons for Other Developing Countries by Jagdish Bhagwati and Arvind Panagariya
64 Shots, Leadership in a Crazy World by Kevin Roberts
The Search for Modern China by Jonathan D. Spence
Against the Gods, The Remarkable Story of Risk by Peter L. Bernstein
Hubris: Why Economists Failed to Predict the Crisis and How to Avoid the Next One by Meghnad Desai
Mr. Keene mentioned his experience with Berkeley College students while on-air the following day, August 12, 2016. To hear, click here and skip to the 3:17 mark.
Photo Caption B: Tom Keene, editor-at-large at Bloomberg News and host of the radio program “Bloomberg Surveillance,” addressed students at the Larry L. Luing School of Business® at Berkeley College in Midtown Manhattan on August 11, 2016. He urged students to view trade from the lenses of politics and culture, economics, finance, investing and international business.
A leader in providing career-focused education since 1931, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls approximately 8,300 students – including more than 700 international students – in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree and Certificate programs. Students can study in more than 20 career fields. Berkeley College is comprised of the Larry L. Luing School of Business®, the School of Professional Studies, the School of Health Studies and the School of Liberal Arts. The School of Graduate Studies offers a Master of Business Administration degree in Management online and in Woodland Park, NJ.
Berkeley College has three New York campuses – Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. In New Jersey there are five campuses – Dover, Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge and Woodland Park. Berkeley College Online® serves a global population. In 2016, U.S. News & World Report named Berkeley College among the Best Colleges for Online Bachelor’s Programs and among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans, both for the third consecutive year. The website address is www.BerkeleyCollege.edu.
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