Dear Colleagues,


We cordially invite you to join us April 29th at 4pm EST for a discussion on The Return of Geopolitical Risk in Business.


Back to the Future:
The Return of Geopolitical Risk in Business

Thursday / April 29, 2021 / 4:00 p.m.

Presented by the CIBER
at Florida International University’s College of Business.


In this webinar we will focus on key questions exploring geopolitical risk in business.

  • Why has geopolitical risk increased in the last decade? Is this a temporary or a lasting reality?
  • What factors make it difficult for businesses to manage geopolitical risks?
  • What can companies do to be better prepared to deal with geopolitical risks?

  Panel of Experts

Edgardo Pappacena
Edgardo Pappacena

Dr. Stav Fainshmidt
Dr. Stav Fainshmidt


Edgardo Pappacena is CEO of Cani Investments LLC and Adjunct Professor of Strategy & International Business at FIU Business. As CEO he is responsible for translating global macro trends into portfolio strategies, acts as senior investment advisor to private equity firms, and strategic advisor to private companies and professional service firms. He has over 35 years of global business experience in 50+ countries. As a senior partner in PwC, he held various executive leadership roles, including Global Chief Strategy & Business Model Innovation Officer, leading the firm’s global strategy, strategic acquisitions and investments, brand positioning, business model transformation/innovation, and geopolitical risk management across 150+ countries. Link to full bio.


Dr. Stav Fainshmidt is an Associate Professor and the Knight Ridder Eminent Scholar Chair in International Business at the FIU College of Business. His research examines institutions and governance, organizational capabilities, and methods in organizational research. His work appears in outlets such as Journal of International Business Studies, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of World Business, and Organization Studies. Prior to joining FIU, Dr. Fainshmidt worked with Deloitte (Isr.) in auditing and consulting services. Link to full bio.


Thursday, April 29, 2021
4:00 p.m.


The CIBER International Content Expansion series supports international experiential learning. This series provides post COVID-19 virtual internationalization opportunities and insights to faculty and students.

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Jillian Avendano, M.S.Ed

CIBER Program Director

Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER)

Florida International University
College of Business
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Miami, FL 33199

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