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ISM DBA Candidate Ernest Wooden Jr., CEO of Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti have started a new initiative to bring tourism to Los Angeles, called "Everyone is Welcome". This initiative is reinforcing the diversity and cultural hub that Los Angeles is known for.

This initiative has brought high amounts of tourism to the city, welcoming 48.3 million visitors to Los Angeles in 2017. This is over 1 million more visitors than in 2016! This increase in tourism is incredible given that Los Angeles will be home to the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic games. Wooden Jr. hopes by expanding the mission and feeling of hospitality to Los Angeles will help fuel their goal of reaching up to 50 million tourists in Los Angeles by 2020. To read the full article, go to: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180110005982/en/Los-Angeles-Welcomes-Record-48.3-Million-Visitors 
The Management Education and Development (MED) division of the Academy of Management is sponsoring an interactive video webinar hosted by Murray Dalziel (Dean, Merrick School of Business, U. of Baltimore) on January 11th, 2018 at 11 - 11:30 am Eastern Standard Time. The topic of the webinar will be "So: what is responsible management learning and education?" Clink the link to join the webinar: https://ubalt.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rns05yg7Tr6KW1GzAkNdeQ 
On December 21st, 2017, Sani Ahmed defended his DBA dissertation successfully. The title of the dissertation was “Fiscal policies and the performance of the stock market in Nigeria.” The jury was made up of Professor George Iatridis (adviser), Professor Ivo Pezzuto (second reader), and Professor César Baena (ISM Dean and Director of Doctoral Research).
On December 1st, 2017, Benson Iroabuchi Nwoji defended his DBA dissertation. The title of the dissertation was “Infusing Multiculturalism into the Management Studies Curriculum of Nigerian Tertiary Institutions to Achieve Workplace Social Harmony.” The jury was made up of Professor Tobias de Coning (dissertation adviser), Professor Christian Adendorff (second examiner), and Professor César Baena (ISM Dean and Director of Doctoral Research).
Pursuing an International MBA can be challenging. In a recent article featured on MBA Crystal Ball, Sameer Kamat discusses some of the challenges a potential IMBA student will face during their studies. To read the article and see ISM featured, please click here: http://www.mbacrystalball.com/blog/2017/12/08/how-hard-is-an-mba/