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Baratta Center for Global Business

The Baratta Center for Global Business is a key venue for perspectives, discussion, research, education, advice, and initiatives on the future of global business.

About the Baratta Center

The Baratta Center focuses on the “future of global business”.

The underlying premise of that focus is that globalization and globalism are undergoing numerous tectonic shifts and significant changes shaped by geopolitics, trade, climate change, scarce resources, food insecurity, AI and technology, economic and investment trends, and demographics, as well as an emerging desire by many individuals and institutions to do good for the world.

Multifaceted Gift Supports Future Leaders in Global Business

Through the generosity of Joseph (B’93) and Abigail (SFS’96) Baratta, Georgetown McDonough received an $11 million gift to name the Baratta Center for Global Business and support the school’s ambition to become the world’s premier destination to study global business. Their multifaceted gift endows and enhances the Global Business Fellows program, bolsters new center initiatives, and establishes the Baratta International Business Curriculum Endowed Innovation Fund.

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What We Do

The Baratta Center connects students and faculty to business, government policy, society, and academic and applied research with the aim to shape and discuss the future of global business.

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Vision & Mission

The vision of the Baratta Center for Global Business is to be the primary venue for discussing and shaping the future of global business, by connecting our students and faculty to experts in business, government policy, society, and academic and applied research.

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Key Initatives

The Baratta Center will focus on a number of initiatives with the cross-cutting theme of shaping the future of globalization, as well as helping to enhance the positive impact of global business for populations around the world.

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The Baratta Center hosts and engages a range of business leaders, policymakers, societal representatives, faculty and researchers, and students across the world through several events in a variety of sizes and formats.