From: Blair Sheppard
Date: Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 11:26 AM
Subject: Breaking Duke News from Dubai
Alan Schwartz, of Duke's Board of Trustees and formerly the Chair of Fuqua's Board of Visitors, was able to join us for the occasion. Our regional team in Dubai – Regional Director Jonathan Barnett, Senior Manager Patricia McCall – was also on hand to greet the assembled dignitaries, supporters, and media.
When we announced our global strategy last September, the world was on the brink of the financial crisis that we're all familiar with today. Events of the last eight months have only served to reinforce the need for the kind of international scope we're working to create with global partnerships – like the ones we're formalizing today in Dubai.
Today's event is an important step in realizing the global presence of Duke University, and the collaborations we are establishing – here in Dubai, in the UK, China, India, and Russia – place Fuqua in the world's most important business and cultural centers.