EDM Guest Speaker: Katty Kay, BBC Correspondent
On May 12, the Executive Doctor of Management program welcomed BBC correspondent Katty Kay Ms. Kay is a BBC News correspondent working in the United States within the Washington bureau. Since June 2004, she has co-presented the BBC World news bulletins with Mike Embley in London.
BBC News is shown on 230 public broadcast television stations throughout the US and on BBC America, and is available to 254 million households around the world.
Her focus was on "What the World Thinks of the United States." Drawing on her vast experience in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, Ms. Kay made a compelling case that the Bush Administration is widely perceived internationally as ignoring the knowledge and experience of its allies in world affairs. While President Bush has demonstrated a much more "internationalist" agenda in recent months, she believes that it remains to be seen whether he will be able to mend the fences that have been broken abroad. She also commented on the different ways the media covers politics in the U.K. and America. Her remarks were followed by a lively Q&A session among EDM students and faculty.
The Executive Doctor of Management Program is the first doctoral program in the world to integrate concept and practice within the context of today's emerging and pressing global issues. While at Case, Ms. Kay was able to tour the Weatherhead School and the Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit.