On July 12th, 2011 the International Diplomacy students took a trip to the OECD headquarters in Paris. They were accompanied by professor, Ellen Wasylina.
Read some of the reactions from students below which sum up to the trip:
Gave us an opportunity to meet face to face with the US delegation : Israël, Mexico
To pursue better policies will raise living standards for everybody : Francesca, Italy
Helped me understand the potential that my country has and I want to be a part of that change : Williams, Cameroun
The increase in power of the BRIC countries is going to have a big impact on the OECD : Jean-Baptiste, France
Offered me the opportunity to know the contribution of the OECD trends in job creation, international trade and overall growth Prince Daniel, Ghana
My professional objectives are to work with the international organisations and this visit was inspiring : Rose, Kenya
Ellen Wasylina is a seasoned International Affairs professional, and has over 20 years of experience in international business, as a communications strategist, a marketing specialist, a geopolitcal analyst and transatlantic specialist with extensive management experience in both the American and European/French marketplace, working both with multinational firms and with small businesses, bringing in her knowledge and expertise to different sectors of the economy, such as law firms, accounting and consulting firms, nationalized transportation networks, education and executive training programs, where she actively advised in business, marketing and development strategies as well as in entrepreneurship. The last two years she played a key role in a French city of 19,000 inhabitants as Director of Environment and Sustainable Development, Cabinet Manager and Director of Public and international relations successively.
This trip to the OECD embraces the values of Paris School of Business which are to go beyond the degree students put what they learn in the class room to use in the real-world!