BU School of Management Appoints David Nersessian Assistant Dean of Global Programs

in News, Press Release, School
February 20th, 2013

DavidNersessianBoston University School of Management announced that David Nersessian has been named Assistant Dean of Global Programs. He will assume his new role shortly.

As Assistant Dean of Global Programs, Nersessian will lead the School’s efforts to broaden and expand global engagement opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students, including undergraduate semester abroad offerings, graduate field seminars, incorporating global considerations into the curricula, and establishing collaborations with leading academic institutions around the world.  He will also collaborate with the School’s career center staff to identify global internship opportunities and facilitate internship and full-time job placement. The position is newly formed at the School of Management as part of an enhanced focus on global opportunities.

For the past several years, Nersessian has visited Boston University School of Law as assistant professor, where he taught courses in globalization, ethics, human rights, and international law. He has also taught Criminal Law at Oxford University for St. Benet’s Hall and St. Edmund Hall. Nersessian previously served as Executive Director of the Harvard Law School Program on the Legal Profession, was a Supreme Court Fellow in the Office of the Counselor to the Chief Justice in Washington, D.C., and practiced law with the Boston offices of several national and regional law firms.

Nersessian’s research focuses on professional and corporate ethics, human rights, and the impact of globalization on transnational business regulation and the corporate legal profession. He earned his BSBA, summa cum laude from Boston University School of Management, a JD, magna cum laude from Boston University School of Law, was a visiting researcher at Harvard Law School, and earned his PhD in Law from Oxford University (St. Catherine’s College).

Nersessian’s appointment comes at a pivotal time in SMG’s history. The School of Management recently embarked on a new comprehensive strategy focused on impactful research, exceptional teaching, and the three rapidly growing sectors of the world economy: Digital Technology; Health & Life Sciences; and Social Enterprise & Sustainability. The School is optimizing business education for a fast-changing world by providing insight into these sectors and a practical foundation in the functional management disciplines, business ethics, social responsibility, and global perspective as it approaches its centennial year beginning in September 2013.