Two Jackson graduate students were members of the winning team in the competition, “The Future of Globalization Hackathon: Results! Implications for 2017 and Beyond,” sponsored by the Yale School of Management.

Four teams—from the London School of Economics, Seoul National University’s College of Business Administration, Berkeley Haas, and Yale —presented their findings, and two experts responded and offered their own thoughts: former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry YC ’66 and Michael Warren YC ’90, managing principal of Albright Stonebridge Group.

Sec. Kerry and Warren led attendees in a discussion of the future of globalization and the implications for business and management education. Sec. Kerry will join the Jackson Institute as a Distinguished Fellow for Global Affairs this fall.

Beth Goldberg and Andrew Watrous, both graduate students in Jackson’s M.A. in Global Affairs program, along with classmates from the Yale School of Management, Yale Law School and Yale College, presented their research on globalization to Sec. Kerry via live videoconference.

The presentations were the culmination of the SOM Global Network for Advanced Management online course “The End of Globalization?” taught by SOM Senior Associate Dean David Bach. In the course, 41 students from 21 Global Network schools have explored the causes and consequences of rising economic nationalism, anti-globalism, and populism.

The student presentations were part of a symposium to mark the fifth anniversary of SOM’s Global Network for Advanced Management. Faculty, students, alumni, deans, and directors of the 29 Global Network member schools convened at Yale April 19-21 for the symposium, which confronted pressing issues on the future of globalization and management education and celebrated the many innovations that the Global Network has brought to management education since its formation five years ago.