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Bentley College Hosts Conference on Policies in a Global Market: Impact on Latinos

March 12, 2002

WALTHAM, Mass. - Bentley College Multicultural Center is hosting a conference on Policies in a Global Market: Impact on Latinos on Saturday, April 13 from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Bentley College.

Keynote speakers are Ilan Stavens, author of On Borrowed Words: A Memoir of Language, The Hispanic Condition and Art and Anger; and Esmeralda Santiago, author of When I was a Puerto Rican and Almost a Woman. Panelists include Jorge Quiroga from Channel 5, Cindy Rodriguez from The Boston Globe, Alex Ulanov from Boston Consulting Group and other Latino corporate and community leaders.The conference will analyze the educational, political and socio-economics status of Latinos in the United States and within a global context. It will include sessions on Latina entrepreneurs, Latinos in corporate America and the Latino media and a town hall meeting around the topic of "Latinos living in two worlds: assimilation, pluralism or separation?"




"This conference highlights the impact made by Latinos in the socio-economic and political arenas," said organizer Claudia Salguero, assistant director of the Bentley College Multicultural Center. "It will also provide an opportunity to understand and analyze the influence that culture plays in a global marketplace."

The conference is free and attendance is expected at 350-400 people. Students, professionals, community activists and corporations are all encouraged to attend. For a complete schedule or to register, visit the website of the Boston Chapter of the National Society of Hispanic MBAs at or contact Conference Coordinator Claudia Salguero at 781-891-2132.

Conference collaborating partners are: the Hispanic-American Chamber of Commerce, The Latino Professional Network, the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting and the National Society of Hispanic MBAs.

BENTLEY UNIVERSITY is one of the nation’s leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader – one with the deep technical skills, broad global perspective, and high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. Our rich, diverse arts and sciences program, combined with an advanced business curriculum, prepares informed professionals who make an impact in their chosen fields. Located on a classic New England campus minutes from Boston, Bentley is a dynamic community of leaders, scholars and creative thinkers. The Graduate School emphasizes the impact of technology on business practice, in offerings that include MBA and Master of Science programs, PhD programs in accountancy and in business, and customized executive education programs. The university enrolls approximately 4,100 full-time undergraduate, 140 adult part-time undergraduate, 1,430 graduate, and 43 doctoral students. Bentley is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; and the European Quality Improvement System, which benchmarks quality in management and business education. For more information, please visit

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