Welcome From the Dean
I am pleased to invite you to join me for the Wharton Global Alumni Forum that will take place in San José, Costa Rica, on June 7-8, 2007. This will be the eighth Global Alumni Forum we have held in Latin America, and the first in Costa Rica.
The theme for the 2007 Global Alumni Forum in San José is “Business and the Environment.” Perhaps the most important lesson we have learned over the years we have been running the Global Alumni Forums is just how interconnected and interdependent we all are. There are very few simply local or regional issues. We now understand that we must examine every major challenge in its broadest, global context. The compelling issues of the environment are at the top of the list of these challenges.
Under the leadership of Chairman Jaime Montealegre, W’73, the organizing committee is putting together an excellent program for the Global Alumni Forum in San José. For those of you who have attended forums in the past, you know that one of the most important benefits of participation is the personal and professional networking that takes place between sessions and at the meals. For those of you who have not yet attended a Global Alumni Forum, I urge you to consider joining your classmates, professors, and thought leaders from government and industry for a unique experience.
I look forward to seeing you at the Wharton Global Alumni Forum in San José, Costa Rica, on June 7-8, 2007.
Patrick T. Harker, CE’81, GCE’81, GR’83, HOM’87
The Wharton School
The University of Pennsylvania