‘Who’s Afraid of International Trade?’ – E.N. Thompson Forum – Tuesday, April 12 – Simulcast in Communications Center

“Who’s Afraid of International Trade?”
Pietra Rivoli
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 – 7:00 p.m.

The lecture will be simultaneously broadcast in Room 101 in the Communications Center at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Parking is available in the Frank House parking lot.

All faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend. Open to the public. No admission fee.

From the E.N. Thompson website
Pietra Rivoli is a professor at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. She teaches finance and international business in the undergraduate, graduate, and executive programs. Her main interests are social issues in international business and in China, and she was recently honored by the Aspen Institute as a Faculty Pioneer, an award that recognizes leadership in integrating social issues into business education.

Rivoli’s recent book, “The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy,” has been widely acclaimed by both the popular press and the academic community as a path-breaking study of globalization. It was named one of the best business books of the year by the Financial Times, Booz Allen Hamilton, Foreign Affairs and Amazon.com. It was also designated by the American Association of Publishers as the best scholarly book of 2005, in the category of Finance and Economics. The book has been translated into 14 languages and the second edition was published in 2009.

Globalization is the topic for the lectures in this year’s E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues. The lectures will explore the complexities of globalization, as well as “revisit globalization’s promise.”

For more information the series, see the E.N. Thompson website.