HBS Offers Faculty Immersion Experience

MBA students at Harvard Business School aren’t the only ones who get to take advantage of business experiences in the field.  According to a piece in Friday’s The Harvard Crimson, Dean Nitin Nohria and some of Harvard’s most preeminent professors””including deans of three other graduate schools—recently enjoyed a faculty immersion experience of their own in Israel.

This is the second such trip coordinated by the Harvard Business School’s faculty immersion program, created by Dean Nohria , and is modeled on the Immersion Experience Program (IXP) for MBA students.

During the trip, the deans of the Business School, Law School, Graduate School of Design, and Graduate School of Education traveled with university executive vice president Katie N. Lapp as well as several professors. The group met with Harvard alumni and a host of leaders in Israeli and Palestinian government, education, and business, the Crimson reports.

“The idea is to educate the faculty as much as the students about what’s going around the world, so that the ideas we’re teaching are responsive to the world,” says HBS professor Arthur I. Segel, who tells the Crimson that the trip was geared toward examining how such a small nation with few resources and a volatile security situation successfully encourages large-scale innovation and attracts venture capital.

Read more about their experience, including reactions to a meeting with Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, by following this link.

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