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Emerging Markets Club

The Northeastern University Emerging Markets Club, founded in April 2015, works closely with the Center for Emerging Markets to develop programs and interactive events that educate students about countries with developing economies. The Emerging Markets Club also hosts the Northeastern Global Summit, a student-led conference that aims to enable students to challenge the status quo and inspires action to combat issues facing the world. The club is guided by Professors Ellie Banalieva and Ravi Ramamurti. It will work closely with the Center for Emerging Markets to bring speakers to campus and to organize other events of interest to students, including expanding co-op opportunities.

Learn more about the Emerging Markets Club by visiting their website.

Northeastern University Global Summit

The mission of the Northeastern Global Summit is to enable students to challenge the status quo and envision the creation of a better future not as a dream, but as an achievable reality. We, the students, want to inspire other students in taking action; we, the students, want to start changing the world today.

2017 Global Summit

Members of the 2017 NU Summit team.

The fourth annual Northeastern Global Summit's theme was "African Ingenuity: Infrastructure & Beyond". Guest speakers included Marie Kiarie, Research Associate at Wellington Management, Iheanyi Chuku Egbuta, Senior Partner Jean-Paul and Associates Consultancy, and Ted Giletti, Chairman at US - Angola Chamber of Commerce. The Summit's Social Entrepreneurship Panel featured Toyosi Akerele-Ogunsiji, Founder & CEO Rise Networks, Damilola Junaid, Founder The ARISE Africa Foundation, and Lucas Lieberman, CFO US Operations at Masiphumelele Community Innovations. The audience consisted of approximately 50 students and professors. Topics discussed included Commodity Dependence in Africa, the opportunities and challenges of investing in African countries and the impact that social enterprises can have in Africa.

2016 Global Summit

The club organized the Northeastern University Global Summit on March 19, 2016, a half-day event focused on “The App Bubble”and the role of technology and entrepreneurship. It featured several speakers, including young entrepreneurs from Northeastern.

The club has also featured practitioners on campus including Joan Dubinsky, Chief Ethics Officer, United Nations, on “Ethical dilemmas in international organizations" and Jack Perkowski, CEO of ASIMCO and JFP Holdings (China) on “China: How it works and where it is going.”

2015 Global Summit


The club organized the second student-led NU Global Summit focused on Emerging Markets on campus on February 28, 2015. It featured several speakers, including Venkat Srinivasan, CEO of Rage Frameworks and a member of CEM’s advisory board.

The club’s inaugural speaker was Joan Dubinsky, Chief Ethics Officer, United Nations, New York, who spoke to a packed audience on April 1, 2015.