Does the World Need T-birds with AI’s Arrival?

By Youfeng (Gloria) Pan, Staff Writer AI Sophia just got bestowed citizenship from Saudi Arabia, and now she is off to start a Robot family of “digitally animated companions, humanoid helpers, friends, assistants and everything in between.” When she has her own robotic offspring, she thinks “We’re going to see artificial intelligence personalities become entities […]

Romania, My Second Acasă

I went to Romania for a TEM Lab consulting project for an IKEA supplier, thinking my sole focus would be to advance the business with strategic market entry recommendations. However, I left with friends of those “mysterious” people, an appreciation of their rich culture, and a historical and hopeful perspective of this nation. I left […]

The IBIC Is Your Friend

By Nash Wills, Co-Editor “The IBIC is your friend.” This is a lesson that, although it probably took me too long, I eventually learned during my tenure here in the desert. It’s also a lesson that many students never learn, and it’s the reason why I’m writing this article today. If you ever need to […]

Return of Team Romania: Spring 2016 TEM Lab

By Emma Livingston, Co-Editor After five weeks in Cluj, Romania the Spring 2016 TEM Lab team have returned from their consulting project with Megatitan, a metal parts and products manufacturer. Diego Seldner (MBA, Mexico), Shivan Pereira (MBA, USA / Sri Lanka), Jayadeep Tanikonda (MBA, India) and Tion Barnabe (MBA, Jamaica) will be giving their final […]

TEM Labs Summer 2016

By Emma Livingston, Co-Editor While beloved Thunderbird Professor Michael Finney, for years the driving force behind the school’s capstone TEM Lab program, is retiring at the end of this semester, happily for Thunderbird, the TEM Lab program will continue under the guidance of Program Director Charles Reeves.  Two teams of MGM students will be representing […]

Global Consulting Laboratories: Launching a New T-Bird Tradition

By Emma Livingston, Co-Editor A T-Bird’s summer is never dull. This summer, no fewer than 5 Thunderbird teams will be deployed on 5 separate international consulting projects. Joining the legendary 6-week long TEM Labs this summer (See the article Meet Summer 2016 TEM Lab Teams), will be a new program designed specifically for Thunderbird’s MAGAM […]

TEM Lab Romania: New Markets for Megatitan

Compiled By Emma Livingston, Co-Editor Since 2010, Thunderbird Emerging Markets Laboratory (TEM Lab) has sent teams of student consultants all across the globe to get first-hand experience working in emerging markets and to deliver value to a wide variety of client systems, including governments, private companies, nonprofit organizations, and universities. This spring, there is one […]

Global Connections: TEM Lab Client Visits Thunderbird

By Emma Livingston, Co-Editor Thunderbird’s Emerging Market Laboratory (TEM Lab) is not only about providing high quality consulting for emerging market clients during the course of a five week project. It is also about building lasting relationships between Thunderbird and emerging market partners. From January 28th – 30th, Thunderbird hosted a special guest from Kathmandu, […]

Viewpoint: MAGAM Town Hall

By Nash Wills, Staff Writer On Thursday, January 14 the MAGAM class convened in Lecture Hall 54 in order to participate in the first town hall of the semester. Designed as a follow-up needed in order to address unanswered questions from last semester, this meeting fed off of the momentum of previous decisions which had […]

New Immersion Program for MAGAMs in Emerging Markets

By Marissa Burkett, Guest Writer In the coming months, Thunderbird will be expanding its applied learning global immersion programs to include a new TEM Lab-style consulting practicum aimed at the Masters of Arts in Global Affairs & Management (MAGAM) students. The program will be led by Professor Tom Hunsaker and will build upon the success […]