Chicago Booth Opens New London Campus

Chicago Booth’s new London campus will serve as a hub for the entire Booth community

The University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business has opened the doors to its new campus at One Bartholomew Close, near to St Paul’s in central London. The grand opening March 28 brought together faculty, alumni, and business leaders for an evening of speeches and panel discussion to celebrate the school’s commitment to global leadership and investing in the London community.

The only U.S. business school with a London campus, Chicago Booth will continue to deliver its Executive MBA Europe Program and non-degree executive education classes, conferences, and seminars. The new campus replaces Chicago Booth’s former London location at 25 Basinghall Street and will be the school’s base of operations in the EMEA region.

Occupying a total of 43,000 square feet, Chicago Booth’s London Conference Centre provides a superb location for events and education within one of the world’s leading centres of banking, finance, and tech. This dynamic destination for meetings and events will be available to hire for business and public use.

“The opening of Booth’s new campus in London demonstrates Booth’s commitment to global leadership, creating the next generation of change-makers, and investing in the future of business,” says Madhav Rajan, dean of Booth School of Business. “We are excited to be expanding our activities in London and broadening the school’s impact and reach across EMEA. Ultimately, the campus is a hub for the wider Booth community – a place to bring together everything that we do in Europe, Middle East, and Africa more broadly, and all anchored by this spectacular new state-of-the-art campus.”

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2 from Harvard Business School named 2022 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellows

Two members of the Harvard Business School community, current doctoral student Laura Nicolae and incoming MS/MBA candidate Trang Luu (MS/MBA 2024), have been awarded a 2022 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans, a merit-based graduate school program for 30 immigrants and children of immigrants.

Trang Luu

Chosen from a pool of over 1,800 applicants, Nicolae and Luu were selected for their potential to make significant contributions to the United States. They will each receive up to $90,000 to support their graduate studies. They join 10 other Harvard affiliated students who are also being honored.

Luu will be pursuing an MS/MBA, a joint program between HBS and the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering & Applied Sciences (SEAS), in engineering sciences.

“What really got me excited was that during the interview process, I was able to interact with the other interviewees, judges, and Fellowship program people,” Luu said. “One of my favorite memories was in the virtual waiting room before the interview started. Even though we were all competing, everyone joined a mini-meditation session I led to de-stress a bit before our interviews. I’m excited to get to know more fellows.”

Nicolae is studying business economics at Harvard’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, in a PhD joint degree program that combines the Harvard Economics PhD program with support from HBS. We caught up with her to learn more about her research, her time here at HBS, and being named a Soros Fellow.

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Georgetown launches Psaros Center for Financial Markets & Policy

Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business has announced the launch of the Psaros Center for Financial Markets and Policy.

The center provides thought leadership that directly impacts global finance by advancing the dialogue around public and private markets, conducting unbiased research that impacts practice and policy, convening scholars, industry participants, and policymakers and cultivating students to become the next generation of globally minded, principled leaders.

More than a decade after providing seed capital to establish a financial markets and policy center at Georgetown McDonough, Michael G. (B’89) and Robin Psaros (Parents ’21) are committing $11 million to endow the newly renamed Psaros Center for Financial Markets and Policy into the preeminent destination for unbiased expertise at the intersection of finance and policy. This gift builds upon years of collaboration between Michael Psaros and his mentor Reena Aggarwal, Robert E. McDonough Professor of Finance and director of the Psaros Center for Financial Markets and Policy.

“My family is humbled to invest in the center at Georgetown, particularly during this time of profound global change,” said Michael Psaros, co-founder and managing partner of KPS Capital Partners, LP, a leading global private equity firm. “In doing so, we are privileged to give back to a country that has provided us with so many opportunities.”

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