Steven S. Reinemund, chairman and chief executive officer of the Frito-Lay Co., will discuss “The Essence of Leadership” at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 5, in Benson University Center’s Pugh Auditorium. Reinemund’s talk will focus on the life of former PepsiCo Inc. executive Wayne Calloway. Frito-Lay is the worldwide packaged foods division of PepsiCo. Wayne Calloway’s career with PepsiCo spanned 31 years and he served as chairman and CEO from 1986 to 1996. Calloway, who chaired Wake Forest’s board of trustees, died in July at the age of 62. The free and public event is part of the Critical Issues in Business and Accountancy speaker series sponsored by Wake Forest’s Calloway School of Business and Accountancy.
Marshall Goldman will present “Stealing the State: What Did Russia Do to Deserve This?” at 7:30 p.m. in Carswell Hall’s Annenberg Forum (Room 111) on Thursday, Nov. 5. Goldman, an internationally recognized authority on Russian economics, politics and environmental policy, is the Kathryn Wasserman Davis Professor of Russian Economics at Wellesley College and serves as the associate director of the Russian Research Center at Harvard University. Goldman’s discussion is part of the Year of Globalization and Diversity.
Richard Darman, senior advisor of the global investment firm, The Carlyle Group, and former U.S. Cabinet member, will present “Global Change: Utopian Hopes and Cassandran Worries” on Wednesday, Nov. 11, in Pugh Auditorium, Benson University Center. In his 2 p.m. presentation, Darman will discuss global financial markets. He also teaches at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government as a public service professor. He was previously a member of President George Bush’s cabinet and held senior policy positions under former presidents Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan.
Four journalists will discuss the media’s responsibility in covering world events on Monday, Nov. 9, as part of Wake Forest’s Year of Globalization and Diversity. The free and public event begins at 7:30 p.m. in Carswell Hall’s Annenberg Forum (Room 111). Panelists will include Douglas Waller, a foreign policy reporter for Time magazine; Michael Riley, editor of The Roanoke Times and former Time magazine correspondent; Sandy Tolan, an international journalist and radio producer; and Lamis Andoni, a reporter and analyst of Arab and Middle Eastern issues.
The importance of foreign language in business will be among the topics discussed during a workshop on cross-cultural communication and the translation of foreign languages on Thursday, Nov. 12, at 4 p.m. in Tribble Hall’s DeTamble Auditorium. Among the panelists are: Michael Doyle, an expert on Spanish for business and international trade, and Muriel Jerome-Okeeffe, an expert in the use of technology in translating foreign languages. To interview a panelist, please call the News Service.
Does sexual harassment only mean firing someone who turns down a sexual advance? What about telling a dirty joke at work? Defining sexual harrassment and discussing famous cases such as Paula Jones and President Clinton will be the focus of the Discovery Series program, “He Said, She Said: Sex and the Law,” on Tuesday, Nov. 10. Panelists will include Donna Hamilton, assistant university counsel; Kenneth Zick, vice president for student life and instructional resources; and Gloria Agard, assistant director of human resources and director of equal employment opportunity. The program, which will include a question and answer session, will be from 11 a.m. to noon in the Benson University Center’s third floor lounge.
The new Information Systems Building will be dedicated today at 3 p.m. Top executives for a number of information technology companies-AMP Inc., Cisco Systems, Cabletron, and others-are scheduled to attend. Located on Carroll Weathers Drive, behind the Worrell Professional Center, the building provides offices for Information Systems; offices and classrooms for Army ROTC; a food court; and offices for Wake Forest’s International Center for Computer Enhanced Learning.
Documentary photographer Bill Bamberger will give an 8 p.m. lecture and slide presentation titled, “Closing: the Life and Death of an American Factory,” on Thursday, Nov. 12. His talk, based on a book by the same title by Bamberger and writer Cathy N. Davidson, will focus on the closing of the family-owned White Furniture Company. The lecture will be held in Olin Physical Laboratory, Room 101.
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