September 18, 2019




ASU’s Thunderbird School of Global Management Celebrates Construction of New Facility

What: Block party and groundbreaking ceremony celebrating the beginning of construction on Thunderbird’s state-of-the-art global headquarters facility on Arizona State University’s Downtown Phoenix campus. The block party will feature live entertainment, drinks, and food trucks serving international fare. Design renderings of the new building will be presented, and a virtual reality headset display will provide guests with a 3D virtual tour of the facility.    

Who: Speakers include ASU President Michael M. Crow, Thunderbird Director General and Dean Sanjeev Khagram and Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. Thunderbird students, alumni, faculty and staff will also attend.

When: Monday, October 7; 4:00 – 7:00 pm (Speaker remarks are from 4:15 – 5:15 pm)

Where: 401 N. 1st Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85004. The future home of Thunderbird’s Global Headquarters is the vacant parcel of land adjacent to ASU’s Beus Center for Law and Society. This future construction site is located on the south side of the Beus Center just north of E. Polk Street between N. 1st Street and N. 2nd Street.

Parking is reserved for credentialed journalists along the west side of 2nd St. north of Polk St. A press box and riser will be available for photographers.


Jonathan Ward 

Media Relations Manager

Office: 602-496-7111 

Mobile: 480-490-9773

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About Thunderbird School of Global Management

Thunderbird School of Global Management is a unit of the Arizona State University Knowledge Enterprise. For more than 70 years, Thunderbird School of Global Management has been the vanguard of global management and leadership education. Thunderbird creates sustainable and inclusive prosperity worldwide by educating future-ready leaders capable of tackling the world’s greatest challenges. Thunderbird’s Master of Global Management was ranked #1 in the world for 2019 by the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education. Arizona State University is ranked #1 in innovation by U.S. News & World Report for 2019.

About ASU

Arizona State University has developed a new model for the American Research University, creating an institution that is committed to access, excellence and impact. ASU measures itself by those it includes, not by those it excludes. As the prototype for a New American University, ASU pursues research that contributes to the public good, and ASU assumes major responsibility for the economic, social and cultural vitality of the communities that surround it.


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