Office of Diversity and Community Engagement
Diversity Lecture Series
“Managing Cultural Differences for Effective
Cross Cultural Communication”
Habte Woldu, Ph.D., Clinical Professor of International Business
Management, Naveen Jindal School of Management, The University of Texas at Dallas.
Register online at http://diversitylectureseries.eventbrite.com/
Friday, October 18, 2013, noon – 1pm – The Kusch Auditorium ((FN 2.102)
The global economy is continually integrating many aspects of the world. One of the most important factors of production and one that has been particularly impacted by an integrating global economy is human capital. The changing dynamics and make-up of human capital necessitates a critical understanding and appreciation of the different cultural values of nations, organizations, and individuals in order to facilitate a harmonious environment, where individuals with culturally diverse backgrounds can effectively communicate and collaborate.
Habte Woldu, Ph.D., is a Clinical Professor of International Business Management in the Naveen Jindal School of Management. Dr. Woldu received his undergraduate degree in social science in Ethiopia where he was born, and earned his doctorate degree in economics from the
Academy of Economics in Poznan, Poland. As Director of International Management Programs and the Director of International Students Exchange Programs and Foreign Study Trips, Dr. Woldu has developed programs within the Naveen Jindal School of Management to take students abroad in order to understand local cultures, people, and international businesses. His research focuses on human resources management and assessment of cultural values in various societies. Dr. Woldu believes his life experiences guide his views on the importance of diversity for social development and change.
Immediately following the Diversity Lecture
“National Diversity Month” Reception
October 18, 2013, 1:00pm – 2:30pm | The Kusch Auditorium Atrium (FN 2.102)