MBA Lunch and Learn

The Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy Center brings great speakers to campus to discuss interesting and relevant issues at the intersection of business and public life. The Lunch & Learn events are exclusively for our students to gain additional insights and perspectives outside the classroom. And of course, lunch is provided!

Frank Macchiarola, Senior Vice President of Policy, Economics, and Regulatory Affairs at the American Petroleum Institute (API), speaking to students at our Lunch and Learn in Fisher Colloquium.
Frank Macchiarola, Senior Vice President of Policy, Economics, and Regulatory Affairs at the American Petroleum Institute (API), speaking to students at our Lunch and Learn in Fisher Colloquium.


Tuesday, April 23rd 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Sarah Bana, Chapman University will present
“The Digitization of Job Search and Hiring: Exploring the Impact and Implications of Technology in Job Markets”
Hariri 415
Register: HoyaConnect

Sarah Bana is an Assistant Professor of Management Science at Chapman University. She is also a Digital Fellow at the Stanford Digital Economy Lab. Dr. Bana’s research explores how new technologies and data reshape the skills and activities of workers and firms. Her research has been published in outlets such as the Journal of Econometrics, the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, and Sloan Management Review, and featured by the BBC Business Daily. Dr. Bana’s research has been funded by the Russell Sage Foundation. She received her Ph.D. in economics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her dissertation received Honorable Mention for the Upjohn Institute’s best Ph.D. dissertation on employment-related issues.

Many thanks to Professors John Mayo and Tim DeStefano and MBA candidates Sean Malone and Thomas Shane for their continued support of this series.

John Mayo
Tim DeStefano

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When: March 20, 2024
Nawar Shara from MedStar Health Research Institute
“Artificial Intelligence: The Game-Changer in Healthcare Economics”

When: February 13, 2024
Lauren Barkume, Aid to Artisans
“How Aid to Artisans Connects Global Makers To Markets”

When: January 30, 2024
Professor Austin Hart, American University
Can voters hold governments accountable for past performance?

When: November 29 2023
Lane Windham, Ph.D. “The state of strikes in the US post-pandemic”

When: November 14, 2023
Robert Shapiro, Chairmen of Sonecon, LLC “The economic underpinnings and policy challenges for autonomous vehicles”

When: October 31, 2023
David Michaels, Financial Reporter at The Wall Street Journal presented “The expansion of civil and criminal law enforcement and the stakes for Wall Street and big business.”

When: April 12, 2023
University of Maryland Professor Evan Starr, presented Whither the Fine Print? A Primer on the Economics of Noncompetes and Other Restrictive Covenants

When: March 27, 2023
Jin Paik, Senior Director, Lab Operations at the Digital, Data, & Design (D^3) Institute at Harvard presented Open Talent: Leveraging the Global Workforce to Solve Your Biggest Challenges

When: February 2, 2023
Special guest Frank Macchiarola from American Petroleum Institute presented War in Ukraine; Geopolitical Impacts on Oil and Gas and Future Policy Outlook

When: November 30, 2022
Speaker Dr. Yusuke Kuwayama of University of Maryland presented “Five Underappreciated Facts About Water Management”

When: Thursday November 10, 2022
Professor Mark Whitener presented Let the Big Dog Eat?  LIV Golf (and the Feds) Take On the PGA Tour “Monopoly”

When: Monday October 3rd, 2022
Professor Brad Jensen discussed his recent work on the state of global R&D activities and future prospects in an era of declining multilateralism.