IAJBS 12th Annual World Forum Universite Saint Joseph, Beirut, Lebanon

Saint Joseph University
Graduate School of Business Adminstration

July 16-19, 2006

SUNDAY, JULY 16, 2006

9:30 - 2:00pmExecutive committee meeting
2:00 - 3:30pmLunch
4:30 - 5:00pmOpening session: Pr. René Chamussy s.j,. Rector of Saint Joseph University IAJBS Board members
5:00 - 5:45pmOpening conference: Meeting of Civilizations, Pr. Selim Abou s.j Former Rector of Saint Joseph University
6:00 - 7:00pmMass, Campus Chapel
7:00 - 10:00pmParticipants exchange needs/offers
8:30pmGala dinner, Le Phénicien Restaurant, Sin El Fil

MONDAY, JULY 17, 2006

9:00 - 10:00amPlenary conference: “From Diversity to Mixing of the Cultures in a Globalizing Age: Lessons from the Educational Ethos of the Jesuits”, Pr. Jo JABBRA, President of Lebanese American University
10:00 - 10:15amCoffee Break
10:15 - 12:30pmSession 1:
 Managing the ethnic diversity and disabilities in Human Resource, Raquel Ahuja (Ministry of Education-Mexico)
 Disability Awareness, Greg Ulferts &Terry Howard (University Detroit Mercy)
 Session 2:
 Managing cross-cultural and gender issues in education, Denzil Lobo s.j. (St Aloysius College) and John Wholihan (Loyola Marymount University)
 Session 3:
 Effects of cultural diversity on laws and corporate governance, Basanta Kumar (Utkal university), Paloma Calabuig & José Rodriguez-Carrasco (Universidad Pontificia Comillas), Josep Maria s.j &Daniel Arenas &César Arjona &Rebeca Carpi (ESADE), Salah Abou Jaoudé s.j. (Saint Joseph University)
12:30 - 2:00pmLunch/Deans’ lunch on campus
2:00pmVisit to Jeita grotto, Virgin Mary in Harissa and Byblos archeological site
8:00pmDinner at Jounieh

 TUESDAY, JULY 18, 2006

9:00 - 10:00amPlenary conference: Procedures to manage diversity in the Middle Eastern companies, Antoine Wakim CEO of Société Nationale des Assurances
10:00 - 10:15amCoffee Break
10:15 - 12:30pmSession 1: Managing the gender issues in businesses
 Catherine McNamee s.j. (Chili)
 Antonio Partido & Carlos Anta (Universidad Pontificia Comillas)
 Session 2: Managing cross-cultural issues in the workplace
 James Spillane s.j. (Sanata Dharma center) 
 Mateu Martinez (IQS)
 Eugene Sensenig-Dabbous, Tonnie Choueiry, Leah Abou Khater & Hind Ghorayeb (Notre Dame University)
12:30 - 1:30pmLunch on campus
2:00 - 3:30pmBusiness meeting
4:00 - 5:30pmVisit to the National museum and city tour 

  WEDNESDAY, JULY 19, 2006

9:00 - 10:45amSession 1: Managing the religious diversity
 AVR Acharyulu (Pioneer School of Management, Vietnam)
 Louis Boisset s.j(Saint Joseph University)
 Session 2: Ethics and diversity
 James Daley (Rockhurst University)
 Carole Verne (Saint Joseph University)
 Tony Gibeily (Saint Joseph University)
10:45 - 11:00amCoffee Break
11:00 - 12:00pmPlenary conference: global companies facing local cultures, George Beyrouty, Sodexho
12:00 - 12:30pmClosing session