CIBER Focus Special Series: Business & Peace
Build a Culture of Excellence with Donald L. Cassell, Jr.
November 17, 2016
In Part 4 of our month-long conversation about the role business can and should play in the world’s peace processes, Donald L. Cassell, Jr. draws from his many years advocating for his home country of Liberia to discuss how culture plays a central role to the development of economic opportunity and stability. “Wealth creation requires a cultural context,” and the ability of a business to develop their own culture of excellence has a deep impact not only on their bottom line but also for the communities they serve. By developing their employees, business holds a unique and important ability to impact the peace-building process.
The ability for business—entrepreneurs, SMEs, and multinationals alike—to act as a stabilizing force in the world has been changing and leading to exciting research and action. On October 3, IU CIBER kicked off a month-long discussion on the role business can play in peace-making, peace-building, and peace-keeping. Held in partnership with the Kelley School of Business, IU Office of the Vice President for International Affairs, the Institute for Defense & Business, and the IU School of Global and International Studies, the month-long conversation brings together representatives from business, government, academics, and NGOs to examine this topic in a free and public discussion. A recording of October 3’s conference sessions and continuing conversations throughout the month can be found online at http://snipbfp.org/2ef8QpB.