February 28th, 2019
This casual series was started in the spring 2019 semester as a way to connect students and faculty on a regular basis to discuss topics of interest that may not come up in the classroom. Sometimes the topics will revolve around the professors’ research and sometimes they will just be relevant to current events and issues. The topic is always set in advance (based on suggestions from the professors, although some asked for our input), but where the conversation goes from there is up to the group. Students are given the topic in advance so that they may choose to attend whatever chats are of interest to them. Groups are meant to be kept small so that the setting is intimate and conversations are engaging for everyone. We kicked off this series of events with Professor Mila Lazarova and discussed the topic of gender equality.
Mila Lazarova (PhD, Rutgers University) is an Associate Professor of International Business at the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University. She holds the Canada Research Chair in Global Workforce Management. Mila has published extensively on topics such as international and comparative human resource management, global mobility and global careers, and career management in multinational organizations. She sits on several editorial boards and is an Associate Editor of Human Resource Management Journal. She is also the author (with David C. Thomas) of Essentials of International HRM: Managing People
Globally (Sage, 2014), and, most recently, the editor (with Hugh Gunz and Wolfgang Mayrhofer) of the Routledge Companion of Career Studies (Routledge, in press).