The International Business Center (IBC) builds the global business competencies of Lubar students by supporting the Lubar College’s international business curriculum, building faculty teaching and research expertise in international business, offering students global-oriented experiential learning opportunities, and presenting outstanding business community outreach programs on global business competitiveness.

Established in 1985 through funding by the Wisconsin State Legislature, the IBC has received grants from the U.S. Department of Education and financial support from numerous private donors and corporations.

Bradley Distinguished Lecture Series

The Bradley Distinguished Lecture Series provides our community the opportunity to hear internationally respected scholars, policy experts, and thought leaders who provide important insights into economic policies and actions that reinforce people’s faith in American democratic capitalism and free enterprise, and foster America’s global economic competitiveness, entrepreneurialism and innovation.  Each year, several hundred business leaders, executives, academic leaders, and policy-makers attend the series.

The Series is co-sponsored by the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation and the Lubar College of Business.

Past events have included:
It’s Time to Get Back to Rules-Based Monetary Policy
John B. Taylor, Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics, Stanford University; George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics, Hoover Institution; and Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research.

The Anatomy of Government Failure: Making Government Effective and Affordable
Michael J. Boskin, Tully M. Friedman Professor of Economics and Wohlford Family Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

U.S. Fiscal Policy and Government Debt: Looking Beyond the Pandemic
James Poterba, Mitsui Professor of Economics at MIT, and President & CEO of the National Bureau of Economic Research
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Disruption’s Wake: The Wall and The Bridge
Glenn Hubbard, Dean Emeritus and Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics at Columbia Business School
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U.S. Economic Outlook: Is Another Recession Looming?
Randall S. Kroszner, Norman R. Bobins Professor of Economics and Deputy Dean for Executive Programs at the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago

The Administrative Threat to Civil Liberties
Philip Hamburger, J.D. Maurice and Hilda Friedman Professor of Law at Columbia Law School

Is Tax Reform the Impossible Dream?
James M. Poterba, Mitsui Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,and President of the National Bureau of Economic Research

Inequality, Human Capital and Growth: Implications for U.S. Economic Policy
Kevin M. Murphy, George J. Stigler Distinguished Service Professor of Economics, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

The Dodd-Frank Act and the Unending Growth of the Administrative State
Peter J. Wallison, Arthur F. Burns Chair in Financial Market Studies and
Co-director of American Enterprise Institute’s (“AEI”) program on financial market deregulation.

“What Will Determine Our Economic Future?
Michael J. Boskin, Tully M. Friedman Professor of Economics & Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Whatever you’re studying – whether it be accounting, finance, marketing, supply chain, or something else – having an understanding of economic, political, and cultural differences will give you new perspectives that you’ll bring with you to make you a more “globally savvy” employee.
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While you’re a Lubar student, you can expand your cultural perspectives, develop your knowledge of international business, and develop friendships around the globe through an international study experience.
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