Santa Monica College has announced the lineup of the Fall 2015 Global Connections Lecture Series starting Sept. 22 with “Selling Vacuum Cleaners in Tokyo and Shampoo in Paris: Adventures of a Female Engineering Graduate,” by Sarah Bloomfield.

The lecture series is free and seating is on a first-arrival basis. All lectures are at 11:15 a.m. in the Humanities & Social Science Lecture Hall 165 on the main SMC campus, 1900 Pico Blvd.

Sarah Bloomfield is a senior lecturer in business at Bath Spa University in the UK. She will talk about her experiences teaching English in Indonesia, managing onsite retail activity for Kodak in Nagano at the 1998 Winter Olympic Games, helping launch the Dyson vacuum cleaner in Japan, and managing a multimillion-dollar marketing budget for L’Or√©al in the UK.

The remaining lineup in the Fall 2015 Global Connections Lecture Series is:

Nov. 5 – “Opportunities and Challenges in Global Supply Chain Management,” with Dr. Guillaume Roels, associate professor and current faculty director of the Easton Technology Leadership Program at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. He will talk about recent challenges and opportunities for managing today’s global supply chains.

Nov. 17 – “Working Together to Support Civilians Affected by Violent Conflict,” with Zahra Ismail, program officer at the University of San Diego’s Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies. She will discuss her work abroad with nongovernment organizations (NGOs) supporting community level mediation, international development, violence prevention, human rights and conflict resolution.

The series is sponsored by the SMC Global Citizenship Council, SMC Office of Public Programs, and the SMC Associates (, a private organization that funds speakers and special programs on campus.

For more information please call (310) 434-4100.

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