Our Work

Helping Firms Leverage High-Growth Emerging Markets

Our faculty consistently produce high-quality research and spearhead essential events that bring together experts in emerging markets.

Symposia, insights, webinars, visiting practitioners: We engage emerging markets professionals in numerous ways.

From International Field Studies and Global Consulting Projects to the Emerging Markets Minor, we provide opportunities for students to extend their learning well beyond the classroom.


The Center for Emerging Markets operates in three distinct areas, including a robust research agenda; educational activities designed to ready the next generation of business leaders; and significant work aimed at influencing business practitioners.

Faculty fellows conduct award-winning research, organize international research conferences with leading partner schools and host visiting scholars from around the world. The David R. Nardone Seminar Series brings leading experts to campus to share their latest insights on emerging markets.

For students, the center brings distinguished speakers to campus and exposes them to emerging markets through international study trips, courses, co-ops and impactful hands-on projects.

For the business community, among other things, the center organizes an annual symposium, as well as the India Lecture Series (made possible by the Vivek and Vandana Sharma India Initiative), the China Lecture and the China Insight Series, and the Africa Lecture Series.

The Center for Emerging Markets was started with grants from the Liberty Mutual Foundation and the US Department of Education, followed by generous gifts from Faculty Fellows, and Northeastern University alumni and friends.