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Yi Zheng, Faculty Fellow at the Center for Emerging Markets (CEM) and Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at Northeastern University, organized an enriching forum focused on “Sustainable Energy in Cities and Communities” to celebrate World Environment Day with the Boston Urban Forum.

The Edmund and Colleen DiSanto Student Engagement and Innovation Fund will support curricular and other innovations relating to emerging markets, especially to encourage students who went to high schools in the city of Boston.

The Center for Emerging Markets at Northeastern University hosted the 6th Annual Greater Boston Corporate Governance Workshop, attracting 32 attendees from 14 institutions. Organized by CEM Faculty Fellows Ruth Aguilera and Kevin Chuah, the event featured discussions on R&D management, public-private partnerships, regulatory impacts, proxy voting, and corporate emissions accountability, showcasing cutting-edge research and faculty expertise.

Economists have long predicted the rise of Asia as a powerhouse in the global economy. Transitioning from its initial role primarily as a low-cost manufacturing center for the West, Asia has recently shifted towards innovation, establishing itself as a leader that challenges old stereotypes.

Northeastern University alumni, CEM Board member and former executive vice president at American Tower Corporation, Ed Disanto, instilled wisdom in the 2024 graduating class at the Bachelor's and Master's graduation ceremonies for Northeastern's College of Professional Studies on May 8, 2024.

College of Professional Studies Masters of Science Celebration

CEM is thrilled to recognize seven students and one student club as Spring 2024 recipients of our Srinivasan Family Awards for Projects in Emerging Markets. These students, representing four different schools and colleges at Northeastern University, will all pursue innovative research and field projects over the next year to solve pressing social, technological, economic, and health-related problems around the world, from Kenya, to Ecuador, to Ghana, to Lebanon.

As a Fall 2023 recipient of the Srinivasan Family Awards for Projects in Emerging Markets, Saraïna Ulysse, a third-year Public Health student at Northeastern University, has spent the past four months making critical contributions to improving community health education efforts in Baringo County, Kenya.

At the close of the Spring 2024 semester, CEM recognized five students as new Student Associates, representing three different Northeastern University colleges and schools. These students, all with a demonstrated passion for futhering their understanding of emerging markets, will join six other undergraduate students recognized as Student Associates in the Fall 2023 semester to help shape CEM programming, perform research with CEM Faculty Fellows, and grow CEM's student outreach efforts in the 2024-2025 school year.

Amitabh Kant, India's G20 Sherpa and Former CEO of the National Institution for Transforming India (Niti Aayog), discussed India's role in the global economy in a fireside chat moderated by Sharad Sharma, Co-Founder of the Indian Software Product Industry Roundtable (iSPIRT), and Ravi Ramamurti, Founding Director of the Center for Emerging Markets.