Business dean keynote speaker for Spain’s national conference
Nov 12, 2009
School of Business dean to be keynote speaker for Spain’s national conference of public universities
Barry University only American school invited; Dr. Tomislav Mandakovic to speak on economic crisis from U.S. academic perspective
Miami Shores, Fla. – Barry University’s School of Business Dean, Dr. Tomislav Mandakovic, is traveling to Lanzarote, Spain to speak at the country’s national conference of public universities alongside many top leaders including the minister of education.
As keynote speaker, Dr. Mandakovic will open the four-day conference with a speech on how American universities participated in the diagnosis of the present economic crisis and what their role is in the economic recovery effort. On Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009, the Jornadas de Presidentes y Secretarios de Consejos Sociales de las Universidades Publicas Españolas will bring together many officials such as the chairpersons of the boards of trustees, chief executive officers and presidents of public universities in Spain in an attempt to analyze the global economic climate, the role of the university before and after the crisis and how Spanish universities are positioning themselves against it.
Dr. Mandakovic, who recently took over as dean of the business school, will be representing Barry, the only American university invited to attend the Spanish conference. He is bringing his international expertise and global focus to Barry as well as sharing it internationally. In three short months, Dr. Mandakovic has been invited to Ecuador, Italy, Dominican Republic and now Spain, where he has been active in addressing academic symposia and building collaborative partnerships with local prestigious higher education institutions. In Guayaquil, Ecuador, he attended the annual Latin American business schools conference where Barry’s Business School was formally admitted to the academic and business society, CLADEA.