BiographyHaving served as a lecturer on strategic thinking at the Brookings Institute, Julia has also been named as part of the Distinguished Lecturer Series at the Mohammed bin Rashid Schools of Government (Dubai). She teaches strategic thinking at Columbia University and holds a faculty appointment at the Central University of Finance and Economics (Beijing). Julia has guest lectured at MIT and Harvard university (US), Keio University (Japan), Beijing University (China), King Saud University, Institute for Public Administration (Saudi Arabia), UN Staff College and UN Logistics Base (Italy), and the India Institute of Management (India). The recipient of a Researcher in Residence fellowship, Julia has also been honored with a Faculty Excellence Award and Outstanding Teaching Award.
Julia's research interests include strategic thinking in relation to learning theory. Her scholarship is focused on strategic thinking for leadership development, characterized by an innovative, unconventional, interdisciplinary approach drawn from cognitive and leadership theory within a post-modern global environment. Her global practice consists of facilitating corporate seminars on learning to think strategically.
As a result of her research on strategic thinking, Julia is a frequent keynote speaker
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
strategic thinking, learning theory, drawing as it relates to cognitive development, the arts in relation to learning strategic thinking
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