JUNE 2011
In this issue:
Professor Kinsinger webinar
Mobile App
Global Giving
heats up
T-bird License Plate

Job of the Month
Alumni hotel discounts

11-11-11 Global Celebration

Thunderbird to host inaugural Global Business Dialogue

Alumni invited at discounted rates, including $200 off before Aug. 15

On Nov. 10-11, Thunderbird will convene its inaugural Global Business Dialogue, a high-level forum that will draw hundreds of top global leaders and executives from around the world for two days of leading-edge dialogue, collaboration, and networking.

The Dialogue will focus on "Redefining Global Leadership," and discussion will center on effective leadership in the new world economy. "Leadership matters. And, in a flat world where technology and globalization have leveled the playing field, you don't need to be a CEO to be a leader," said Thunderbird President Ángel Cabrera, Ph.D. "Global leadership is not about position or status; it's about effecting real change."


June News Briefs

Professor Kinsinger to hold webinar for update on Middle East
Join us live in the Thunderbird studio 10 a.m. Pacific time/1 p.m. Eastern time on Wednesday, June 1, with Professor Paul Kinsinger for a timely and interactive webinar to provide an update on the Middle East.
Visit mms://
to attend the webinar.

Note: The link will not be active until the day and time of the event. Submit your live questions to Professor Kinsinger during the presentation by e-mailing or submit them in advance to the same e-mail.

Professor Kinsinger is an expert in business intelligence, global region-specific security issues and U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East, South Asia and other regions. He is a clinical professor of business intelligence at Thunderbird School of Global Management and is the managing consultant for the Thunderbird Learning Consulting Network. Before joining the Thunderbird faculty in 1995, Kinsinger spent two decades as an intelligence officer with the Directorate of Intelligence in the CIA. He served in many intelligence-gathering capacities, including political and military analyst, branch chief in India and Iran-Iraq, executive assistant to the director and deputy director, deputy chief of the South American-Caribbean Division, and chief of the Africa Division. From 1982 to 1985, he was a staff member and daily intelligence briefer to several senior National Security Council members of the Reagan Administration.

Free mobile app with real-time GPS available now
A new mobile application now puts the power of the world's No. 1 alumni network in the palm of the user's hand. Featuring a real-time GPS tracking service, the app allows the entire Thunderbird global community to locate and contact one another instantly no matter where they are in the world.

Thunderbird Mobile, available now for iPhone and iPad, can be downloaded for free from the Apple Store now and will be followed in the coming months with Android and mobile Web versions that will allow access to all smartphone users. Read more here.

Global Giving Competition heats up! China & Hong Kong team lead the way
The China & Hong Kong team is leading the way in Thunderbird's first ever Global Giving Competition. As of this week, 17 percent of alumni in China & Hong Kong have made a gift to Thunderbird this fiscal year! Second place is U.K. with 15.3 percent participation. Thunderbird's current participation figure stands at 11.9 percent. The goal for the fiscal year, which ends June 30, 2011, is 17 percent. We can get there! Make your gift here today.

The country or region that produces the highest percentage of donors will be featured in the October 2011 edition of Thunderbird Magazine. Donors' names will be published in the magazine, and winners will receive a thank you letter from Dr. Cabrera and will be recognized during the 11-11-11 Global Celebration. Two runner-up teams will be recognized in summary form.

Special Discount for T-birds to see Stephen MR Covey live
T-bird alumni are invited on July 12, 2011, to see best-selling author Stephen MR Covey demonstrate how trust accelerates growth, increases employee engagement, enhances innovation and improves collaboration.

Alumni can attend at a discounted rate of $99 per person (standard cost $179)

Enter Discount Code: ALUMNI

For more information and to register click here
July 12, 2011 | Sheraton Crescent Hotel | 8:30am-12:00pm

Full Buffet Breakfast Included

New hotel and vacation discounts for alumni
As a graduate of Thunderbird School of Global Management and a member of Alumni Travel, you will receive up to 20 percent off the "Best Available Rate" at participating locations every time you travel. Hotels included in the discount program are:

• Wyndham Hotels and Resorts
• Days Inn
• Ramada Worldwide
• Super 8
• Wingate by Wyndham
• Baymont Inns and Suites
• Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham
• Microtel Inns and Suites
• Howard Johnson
• Travelodge
• Knights Inn

T-bird alumni also now have access to approximately 200,000 vacation rental units worldwide. Stay at one of the available vacation rental properties and enjoy 10 percent off. More information here.

Career Management Center Job of the Month and updates
Did you know in addition to this newsletter, the Career Management Center also puts out a newsletter every other week with the top 4-5 alumni jobs currently in GlobalConnect? If you're not receiving this but would like to, please e-mail to receive the next edition.

Job of the Month:
GlobalConnect #3990
Site Operations Manager - Moog, Costa Rica

Do you have an engineering degree or working knowledge of supply chain management? How does working in Costa Rica for the next few years sound?

Moog started as a designer and supplier of aircraft and missile components. Today they specialize in motion control technology. With 10k employees in 26 countries, the company recently announced second quarter earnings of $31 million, a 22% increase over last year's second quarter.

This position oversees all operational activities of the facility, manufacturing engineering, materials and manufacturing teams through communication and strategic planning activities with respect to managers.

Direct Reports: 5 10 management level
Total Reports: 500 to 1,000

To learn more and to apply, login to Global Connect at If you are new to Global Connect, please allow 1-3 days to be admitted into the system.

Vision 2020 Part 7: We believe in Global Prosperity
Global business can be a powerful source of economic prosperity and human development around the world. Global managers help businesses make a difference by leading people and managing resources across the world to create long-term value that no single individual or nation can create alone.

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T-bird license plate coming soon!
Arizona lawmakers recently approved SB1402, which was signed April 28, 2011, by Gov. Jan Brewer and allows the state to offer Thunderbird license plates to drivers in Arizona. The vanity plates are similar to those currently offered for other universities and non-profit organizations, and was a project set forth by T-bird alumni Vishal Baijal '08 and Aram Chavez '08. Watch for updates on the new plate, its design and when it will be available for purchase!

Business Connections event to be held in Colombia
TGC Member Ian McCluskey '82, CEO of Thought Leadership International is inviting T-birds in Colombia to attend his inaugural Business Connections event in Bogota. The event is 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. May 31. TGC member Sigfredo Valley and former CEO of Unilever for Central America and the Andean Region is one of the event's panelists. This is an invitation-only event and open to all T-birds. For more information, contact Ian McCluskey at

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May 28:
U.K. Chapter 2nd Annual T-bird Golfing Event Greys Green Golf Course, more information here

June 6:
New England Chapter bowling in Cambridge at Lanes and Games, more information here

June 7:
San Antonio Chapter Federal Reserve Tour sponsored by Eric Weissgarber 126 E. Nueva St. San Antonio, Texas 78204, more information here


June 2:
Mike Goldberg, Play-by-Play Sports Commentator, will speak on campus from 1:10 p.m. to 2:20 p.m. Arizona time in LH53, more information here

June 4:
GMBA for Latin American Managers Commencement Ceremony from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Arizona time at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort, more information here

June 5-16:
Thunderbird International Consortia, Join executive participants from around the world for a two-week consortia featuring custom curriculum designed to address the global business challenges of partner companies, more information here


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