New Drucker Centennial Events Announced in New York and Brazil

Claremont, CA, July 08, 2009 --( Two new events, the World Business Forum in New York and the ExpoManagement 2009 in Brazil, were added to the Drucker Centennial calendar.

The Drucker Centennial is a time of commemoration, celebration, and renewal, which marks the 100th birthday of Peter F. Drucker, the father of modern management, author of 39 books on organizational behavior, innovation, economy, and society, and a winner of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Centennial events are a highlight of the everyday hard work of the Drucker School of Management and Drucker Institute to ensure that Peter Drucker’s legacy on effective management, ethical leadership and social responsibility endures in the next century and its principles are implemented across all sectors of society.

The World Business Forum and the ExpoManagement events this year have been officially designated part of the Drucker Centennial. The World Business Forum in New York City will take place in October 6-7, 2009 and, as the largest business event in the United States, will feature prominent speakers, including President Bill Clinton, Jack Welch, Gary Hamel, Jeffrey Sachs, and many more.

ExpoManagement 2009 in Sao Paulo, Brazil on November 30-December 2, 2009 will gather global leaders, brilliant minds, business icons and legendary CEOs. Speakers at this year’s ExpoManagement will include Jack Welch, Michael Porter, Paul Krugman, and many more.

The commemoration and celebration of Peter Drucker’s life and legacy will be crowned by a week of special events at Claremont Graduate University in November 2009 and supplemented by other activities from Fall 2008-2010.

The Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management
Named after Professor Peter Drucker in 1974, the Drucker School was established to satisfy the niche of part time executive management education. Today, the school shares its name with one of the world’s most respected entrepreneurs, Masatoshi Ito, combining a thinker (Peter Drucker, the founder of modern management) with a doer (Masatoshi Ito, who built the largest retail network in Japan), and reflecting a decidedly global orientation. Drucker has some 4,400 alumni around the globe, many of whom are leaders in business, government, and the nonprofit sector.

The school is known for its innovative programs, which in addition to the Masters in Arts Management (AM), includes the traditional Master of Business Administration (MBA), the Executive Management Program (EMBA), a Master of Science in Financial Engineering (MSFE), a Master in Politics, and Business and Economics (MAPEB), as well as a variety of certificate programs and customized corporate executive education offerings. The Drucker School’s programs and degrees are unique in their focus on management as a liberal art, rather than specific concentrations on core business functions such as accounting, finance, or marketing.

About Claremont Graduate University
Founded in 1925, Claremont Graduate University (CGU) is an independent institution devoted entirely to graduate study. More than 2,000 students are studying for Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in 22 disciplines. Located 35 miles east of Los Angeles, CGU is part of a liberal arts consortium commonly known as The Claremont Colleges. The Claremont University Consortium (CUC) includes Pomona, Scripps, Harvey Mudd, Claremont McKenna and Pitzer colleges, plus the Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences, and Claremont Graduate University.

Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management
Hayley Kiruki