Brandeis International Business School

The Perlmutter Institute for Global Business Leadership

The Perlmutter Institute explores the intersection of business, the global economy, government and civil society.
Barbara and Louis '56 Perlmutter

Barbara and Louis '56 Perlmutter

Established by trustees Louis Perlmutter '56 and Barbara Perlmutter, the Perlmutter Institute for Global Business Leadership prepares students for leadership positions in global corporations throughout the world.

Using a multifaceted, holistic approach, the Institute also focuses on leadership in a globally independent world, promoting contrasting values of the profit motive and the public good.


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Looted Art for Sale

An interdisciplinary symposium with an international perspective on the last 20 years of art recovery

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Advance: Discover the Secrets to Early Career Success

A workshop to help solve the challenges that affect those about to enter the workforce

Accelerating Women’s Careers Through Research & Role Modeling

Women in the workplace address the unique barriers to success for female professionals

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Navigating Identity in the Workplace, Together

The Dialogues at Brandeis University: a series of events on navigating race and gender in the workplace

Faculty Director: Andy Molinsky

Andy Molinsky is a professor of organizational behavior and international management at Brandeis IBS, where he works to help people develop the insights and courage to act outside their personal and cultural comfort zones. He has written two books, Global Dexterity and Reach. He teaches, consults and lectures widely to a variety of professional audiences about soft-skill development and leadership strategies, and hosts a new podcast From the Dorm Room to the Board Room, that helps young professionals master the transition from college to the professional world.

The Perlmutter Award for Excellence in Global Business Leadership

The Perlmutter Award for Excellence in Global Business Leadership is given to a highly select group of individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership worldwide. It particularly honors those whose careers in business, finance, government and related fields embody the values promoted by the Perlmutter Institute for Global Business Leadership — a vision that transcends national borders, the highest levels of professionalism and a commitment to the global community and its prosperity. 

Infor CEO Charles Phillips, Barbara Perlmutter and Brandeis Trustee Louis Perlmutter '56

Charles Phillips

CEO of Infor

Eric A. Spiegel

President and CEO of Siemens USA

Jay Hooley

CEO of State Street

Stanley M. Bergman

CEO and Chairman of Henry Schein, Inc.

Niall FitzGerald

KBE, former Chairman and CEO of Unilever and Deputy Chairman of Thomson Reuters

Henrique Meirelles

Governor of the Central Bank of Brazil