Cross-Border Webinar: Business Schools and the Call to Community Action

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28 May 2020
08:00 - 09:00

Zoom Webinar


Even while facing massive disruptions to their own operations, many Business schools have taken bold steps to help their communities. In this three-part webinar series, GBSN CEO Dan LeClair will highlight business school initiatives that support their students, workers, and communities to address the myriad challenges associated with COVID-19.

In this webinar, South Carolina Darla Moore’s Chris Yenkey will discuss his experience leading a team of local volunteers to develop an ultraviolet germicidal irradiation solution to sanitize PPE for reuse. We will travel across the globe to see how Mr. Luis Borrallo and Strathmore Business School in Kenya is recruiting business students for community COVID-19 solutions. Finally, the University of Glasgow, Adam Smith School of Business and Professor Kathleen Riach will discuss their DigiGallus initiative. GBSN is proud to showcase just a few of the community solutions our member schools are presenting during this time when we need innovation most.


Thursday, May 28, 2020

  • 8:00am Washington D.C.
  • 9:00am São Paulo
  • 1:00pm London
  • 2:00pm Paris
  • 3:00pm Nairobi
  • 4:00pm Dubai
  • 5:30pm Mumbai
  • 7:00pm Jakarta
  • 8:00pm Malaysia


Click the link below to register for the webinar.



Christopher B Yenkey
Associate Professor of International Business
University of South Carolina Darla Moore School of Business

Chris Yenkey is an associate professor in the Sonoco International Business Department at the Univ. of South Carolina Darla Moore School of Business and a core faculty member of the Rule of Law Collaborative at the USC School of Law. Prior to joining the Moore School in 2016, Prof. Yenkey was an assistant professor of organizations and markets at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business from 2011-2016 and held courtesy appointments in the departments of Sociology and African Studies. Prof. Yenkey earned his PhD in Sociology from Cornell University in 2011. His research extends sociological theories of social relationships and distrust into the analysis of misconduct and market development across Africa. Prof. Yenkey’s research appears in top outlets such as Administrative Science Quarterly,the American Journal of Sociology,and Social Forces and has been recognized with several awards, including the 2017 Granovetter Award for Best Published Paper in Economic Sociology from the American Sociological Association. He currently serves as an Associate Editor at Management Science as well as a member of the editorial board of Administrative Science Quarterly.

Kathleen Riach
Professor in Organisational Studies (Management)
University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School

Kathleen Riach is Professor of Organization Studies at Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow, Scotland, having previously held positions in Australia and Germany. As a triple accredited Business School and  advanced signatory of PRME, Adam Smith Business School appointed Kathleen as the inaugural lead of Responsible and Sustainable Management. As well as coordinating the Schools sustainability response to Covid-19, she is an internationally renowned expert in age and gender inequality in and around the workplace, having published work in journals including Human Relations, Organization Studies and Sociology, and contributing to national and international media commentary.

Luis Borrallo
Director Community Service Centre
Strathmore Business School

Luis Borrallo studied Philosophy up to Masters level in University College Dublin (Ireland). He then did a Higher Diploma in Education at thesame institution, which qualified him to teach in secondary schools. He spent the next twelve years teaching in different institutions in Ireland atsecondary and tertiary level. In 1995 he moved to Kenya where he was working in Strathmore School. He combined his teaching with fund raising and community serviceactivities. In 2003 he was hired by Strathmore University as Director of Advancement and External Relations. Under his leadership Strathmore University put up four new buildings, enhanced its scholarship programme with the creation of the Financial Aid Office and built up the Community Service Centre. In 2014 he became an advisor to the Chancellor of the University, while he continued as Director of the Community Service Centre. He is responsible for the creation of several programmes, among them the Macheo (Sunrise) programme that helps secondary school students from some of the most disadvantaged neighbourhoods to complete their school education and in many cases proceed to third level education.In 2019 he also started a similar project called Centers of Excellence in 10 schools in Kitui (Kenya).