Mauro Guillen at the Aspen Institute Faculty Pioneer Award ceremony, with Leonard and William Lauder; Linda Johnson; friends from the Lauder Institute’s board Jan Burns and Norm Savoie; and Kim Conroy, Lauder’s Global Relationship Advisor.
Dr. Mauro Guillén, Director of the Lauder Institute was awarded the Faculty Pioneer Award from the Aspen Institute for conceptualizing and designing curriculum for his class: International Political Economy of Business Environments. The course is for first year Lauder students to examine the role of the corporation in society and the impact of different macroeconomic policies on business, corporate governance, and institutions for innovation. The course also explores the impact of trade blocs, monetary unions and the rise of industries producing green products and clean energy.
Aspen’s Faculty Pioneer Award recognizes outstanding achievement in educating students about healthy capitalism, the responsibilities of business management, and the decision rules that make for success while limiting burdens on society.
“We are excited to have the Aspen Institute recognize our work at the Lauder Institute. The fundamentals offered through our International Political Economy of Business Environments curriculum give future business leaders an understanding of different institutional
environments and the conditions for responsible business management,” said Mauro Guillén. “It has become almost a mantra for our students to respect the critical role private corporations and enterprises with regard to the public good.”