Dr. Pietra Rivoli returns to TCD

Dr. Pietra Rivoli returns to TCD

12 Apr 2011    


Dr. Pietra Rivoli speaks with TCD Merchandising Majors recently in TXCD 412

Economist and Georgetown University Professor Dr. Pietra Rivoli returned to TCD on Tuesday April 12 to speak with students in Dr. Young Ha's Merchandising III class in advance of her E. N. Thompson Forum address at the Lied Center for the Performing Arts on Who's Afraid of International Trade? The author of Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy, now in its second edition after having been translated into 14 languages, Dr. Rivoli teaches finance and international business in the undergraduate, graduate, and executive programs in the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown. Professor Rivoli has special interests in social justice issues in international business and in China, and she regularly leads MBA residencies to China. Her academic research has been published in numerous leading journals, including the Journal of International Business Studies, Business Ethics Quarterly, and Journal of Money Credit and Banking. In 2006, Professor Rivoli was awarded a Faculty Pioneer Award by the Aspen Institute. This award recognizes McDonough Business School faculty who have been leaders in the integration of social and environmental issues into MBA curricula.

Professor Rivoli’s book has been widely acclaimed by both the popular press and the academic community as a pathbreaking study of globalization. It has received numerous awards including being named one of the best business books of the year by the Financial Times, Booz Allen Hamilton, Foreign Affairs, the Library Journal ,and by Amazon.com. In addition, the book was also named as a finalist for the Inaugural Financial-Times-Goldman Sachs Book of the Year Award. Finally, Travels of a T-Shirt was designated by the American Association of Publishers as the best scholarly book of 2005 in the category of Finance and Economics. Dr. Rivoli first visited TCD in 2007 when she spoke before several classes as well as for the entire TCD community about issues in the global apparel industry. It was a great pleasure to welcome her again to TCD.

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