SPRING SYMPOSIUM – QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY – On 26 March, members of AIB US NE along with faculty and students from Quinnipiac University and beyond were welcomed to our Annual Spring Symposium at Quinnipiac University by Chapter Chair, Dr. Margaret A. Goralski, and Dean of the School of Business, Quinnipiac University, Dr. Matthew O’Connor. This event was free of charge to all AIB US NE members. The day began with a continental breakfast and coffee provided by Don Sawyer III, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Chief Diversity Officer.

A Panel Discussion: “Trump’s Negotiation Style” was presented by Ms. Susan Hackley, Harvard Program on Negotiation, Dr. Eugene Kogan, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and Marton Kis-Dornyei, Head of the Planning Cell for Public Policy, Office of the Prime Minister of Hungary. Our Moderator for that Panel was Dr. Charles Pillsbury, Co-Director, Center on Dispute Resolution, Quinnipiac University, School of Law.

Our luncheon speaker, Arjet Gega, MD, Infectious Diseases, St. Mary’s Hospital, Waterbury CT, presented the topic “Disruption in the Health Sector”. One of his interesting points is that you can’t perform brain surgery by watching a Google video. Lunch was provided by Peace Island Institute of Connecticut.

A Panel Discussion: “BREXIT” was presented by Dr. Sean Duffy, Executive Director, Albert Schweitzer Institute, Dr. Christopher Ball, Executive Director, Central European Institute and Honorable Consul General of Hungary, and Marton Kis-Dornyei, Head of the Planning Cell for Public Policy, Office of the Prime Minister of Hungary. Kis-Dornyei’s travel to Quinnipiac was sponsored by the Central European Institute.

Special thanks to all of our of our symposium participants and attendees!