Leading The Future: Yolanda Kakabadse

On April 30, 2012, in In the News, by charlalord

Yolanda Kakabadse, Walker School 2012 Global Leader in Residence

Activist and global leader Yolanda Kakabadse says defending the environment is a passion which started to burn in her while she was in her 20’s. 30 years later her passion has taken her around the world from serving as the Minister of Environment for the Republic of Ecuador to the presidency of the World Conservation Union, from board membership for the World Resource Institute to a co-chairmanship for the Environmental Sustainability Task Force of the United Nations’ Millennium Project. In January 2010 Ms. Kakabadse became president of World Wildlife Fund (WWF) International, a position that only solidified her status as one of the most prominent environmental leaders of our time.

In April 2012 she joined us at Webster University as the 2012 Global Leader in Residence for the Walker School of Business and shared her expertise with us and our world.


Are We Headed Toward A Double Dip Recession?

On June 2, 2011, in In the News, by charlalord

June 2011 marks the two year anniversary of the Great Recession, the biggest economic dip for America in 75 years.  Economists tell us it officially ended in 2010 but many are wondering if we are headed down that recession road again with news that  the economy is slowing,  home values have dropped and unemployment remains high.

Are We Headed Toward A Double Dip Recession? Dean Benjamin Akande of Webster University’s Walker School of Business & Technology joined John Pertzborn from Fox News for more on the economic woes hitting the nation.

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What Dubai Bailout Means For U.S. Economy

On December 15, 2009, in In the News, by charlalord

MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO (KTVI – FOX2now.com) – One of the richest countries in the world is having money troubles. On Monday, Dubai got a $10 billion shot in the arm. That market half-way around the world could impact the markets here in the United States. Dr. Benjamin Akande has just returned from Dubai and he talked more about what he saw while he was there.

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