UCR Business Global Programs Adds Washington, D.C. and New York City to its Dynamic Portfolio
In September 2018, the UCR Business Global Programs launched its new trip to Washington, D.C. and New York City called Politics, Policy and Finance: The Governing Institutions of the United States.
Students had private visits to the White House, the U.S. House of Representatives, the Supreme Court and Arlington Cemetery. Additional visits included private meetings with policy makers such as the Assistant Secretary of Labor, a “K” Street Lobbying firm and customized tours of D.C.'s most notable monuments. In partnership with George Mason University's Schar School of Public Policy, students participated in a televised panel discussion on national security hosted by retired generals Michael Hayden and James Clapper.
The Program then moved north to New York City where the team toured Wall Street, including the New York Stock Exchange, the newly built World Trade Center and the 9/11 Memorial. The program was complete with private meetings with investment bankers from Barclays and Merryl Lynch while experiencing the Manhattan subway system, standing on top of the Empire State Building and enjoying a Broadway Show.
Earlier in June 2018, the Global Programs returned to Mexico City visiting the political and economic epicenters of Mexico City including the U.S. Embassy, the Presidential Palace, and Air Design – a global auto parts manufacturing firm. Lectures included topics on NAFTA, the political economy of American and Mexican relations, race and class relations, and doing business in Mexico and Latin America. Cultural visits included a heritage ballet performance at the National Palace of the Arts, a tour of the Xochimilco Community Development Project, and hiking to the top of the Pyramids at Teotihuacan.
Established in 2010, the Global Programs has given hundreds of students from all majors across campus – both undergraduate, graduate and alumni – global exposure and first-hand interaction with the world’s most dynamic and emerging markets.
Our Global Programs for the 2018-2019 year include China and Vietnam in December 2018; Oxford Spring Break 2019; Israel in June 2019; Washington D.C. / New York Sept 2019.