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Lee Howell joins the GSEM as Visiting Professor

The University of Geneva has appointed Lee Howell as Visiting Professor at the Geneva School of Economics and Management, effective 1 August 2021.

He will teach two new courses at the GSEM's Institute of Management: the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Autumn 2021) and Disruptive Technologies (Spring 2022). Key themes for both courses are the energy transition to net zero carbon emissions, responsible management practices beyond ESG metrics, and the role of systems leadership in stakeholder capitalism.

Prof. Howell completed his Ph.D. in Law at the University of St. Gallen and his dissertation focused on risk management at the board level. He is also a graduate of the University of Maryland (BA in Economics and BA in East Asian Languages and Literature), Delaware Law School (JD), and American University Washington College of Law (LLM, International Law).

Lee Howell was Managing Director at the World Economic Forum (WEF) and responsible for its flagship Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters from 2009 until 2020.  He currently serves as a Senior Advisor to the President of the WEF.  He began his career in international affairs as a Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and served as a Senior Advisor at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). In addition, he worked to launch economic initiatives to promote reconciliation in communities scarred by ethnic violence at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

Prof. Howell writes frequently about global trends, systems leadership, risk resilience and the Fourth Industrial Revolution. His research topics include digital platforms, global risks, strategic narratives, and technological innovation.

August 2, 2021
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