Roberta Maierhofer and Christian Cwik, "(Inter)American Studies as I/Entrepreneurship"

In their joint lecture, Prof. Roberta Maierhofer (Center for Inter-American Studies) first introduces the hemispheric tenets and work performed by Inter-American Studies with Dr. Christian Cwik (Center for Inter-American Studies) then speaking to the entrepreneurial momentum and structures that informed Portuguese and Spanish colonial ventures in the "New World" during the heyday of the Renaissance.

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Kurt Wagner, "Translating American Entrepreneurship across Borders"

Dr. Kurt Wagner (Lawyer, International Business and US Immigration Law) takes a synoptic view in his lecture, drawing on classical antiquity to contextualize and challenge some of the key tenets of the contemporary "entrepreneurial craze" vis-à-vis the hurdles of transplanting the American entrepreneurial spirit to non-American contexts.

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Celise Stone, "The Psychology of Entrepreneurship"

In her lecture, Celise Stone (Independent Scholar and Consultant) speaks to the psychological dimensions of entrepreneurship and how we can use the methodological toolbox of psychology (e.g., the Big 5 Model) to interpret entrepreneurial activities.

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Heinz Tschachler, "George Washington, the Godfather of American Entrepreneurism"

American Studies scholar, Prof. Heinz Tschachler (University of Klagenfurt) makes the case for why we need look no further than President George Washington as "the first commercial American," as President Calvin Coolidge called him. The "father of the nation" set a precedent for the office which has since been primarily occupied by men trained in the legal profession, men successful in business, or a combination of both.

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