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May 5, 2009

Scholar to Offer Tips on Integrating International Affairs in Curricula

Dr. Allan Bird, the Eiichi Shibusawa-Seigo Arai Professor of Japanese Studies and director of International Business Institute at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, will be on the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire campus, May 18-19, to work with College of Business faculty and staff interested in adding international content to their courses. See schedule listed below.

Faculty and staff and administrators interested in attending any of Birdís sessions should contact Dr. Raj Aroskar, accounting and finance at or (715) 836-2315

Birdís visit to campus is funded by the collegeís Partnership in International Education (PIE) program.

Dr. Birdís Schedule

Monday, May 18

9:00 am Ė 12:00 pm Meeting with faculty and staff Cargill Collaboration Center, Schneider 203

12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch with COB faculty and staff and Deanís Council members Cargill Collaboration Center, Schneider 203

1:00 Ė 4:00 pm Meeting with Deanís Council Cargill Collaboration Center, Schneider 203

Tuesday, May 19

9:00 am Ė 12:00 pm Meeting with faculty and staff Cargill Collaboration Center, Schneider 203

About Dr. Bird

Bird previously held positions at California Polytechnic State University and New York University and has been a visiting professor/researcher at Columbia University, Monterey Institute of International Studies, Seinšjoki Polytechnic University, Osaka International University and Japanís National Self Defense Academy. In Fall 2009 Bird will assume the Darla and Frederick Brodsky Trustee Professor of Global Business at Northeastern University in Boston.

The recipient of numerous grants and fellowships including a Fulbright Research Fellowship and an NEC Faculty Research Fellowship, Bird has written more than 90 articles and chapters, which have appeared in academic and practitioner journals such as Academy of Management Journal and the Journal of International Business Studies. He is the author/editor of eight books, including Global Leadership: Research, Practice, Development (Routledge) and is co-publisher of Bridging Cultures, an award-winning CD-ROM and workbook, for expatriates and their families.

Since 2001, Bird has served as president of The Kozai Group, Inc., an international consulting firm focused on assessing and developing global leadership potential. He list of clients includes AT&T, Coca Cola, Ernst & Young, Fujitsu, GE, Molex, Monsanto, Nippon Express, Sharp and Watchmark. Bird also is on the board of several organizations in Europe, North America and Japan.