Rivoli to Speak as Part of Lippes Speaker Series

By Jacqueline Ghosen

Release Date: February 16, 2006 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Pietra Rivoli, Ph.D., author of "The Travels of a T-Shirt in a Global Economy: An Economist Examines Markets, Power, and Politics of World Trade" (Wiley Publishers, 2005), will speak at 7 p.m. on March 2 in the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts Screening Room on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

Jointly sponsored by the UB schools of Management and Law, Rivoli's visit is the inaugural event in the "Gerald S. Lippes Speaker Series."

Rivoli is an associate professor at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, where she specializes in international business, finance and social issues in business. Her work has been published in numerous academic journals, including the Journal of International Business Studies, the Journal of Business Ethics, Business Ethics Quarterly and the Journal of Money, Credit and Banking.

In her book, Rivoli documents her travels from a cotton field in Texas to a Chinese factory to an African flea market, as she investigates questions about politics, economics, ethics and globalization, using the story of a t-shirt to illustrate the major issues of the globalization debate.

"The Travels of a T-Shirt in a Global Economy" was named as one of only six finalists for the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award.

Rivoli's talk will run from 7-8 p.m. followed by a question-and-answer session and a book signing. It is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dorothy Siaw-Asamoah at dasamoah@buffalo.edu or at (716) 645-3204.

The "Gerald S. Lippes Speaker Series" focuses on current issues and topics related to business and finance. The series is part of a larger effort to foster an integrated understanding of the worlds of business and law, and to encourage a collaborative dialogue between business and legal professionals. Funding for the series is provided through the generous support of Gerald S. Lippes.