TAMIU Lecture Series to Feature Renown Multinational Corporation Consultant Feb. 27

One of the nation's most renowned consultants to multinational corporations will deliver the Thursday, Feb. 27, 2003 Center for the Study of Western Hemispheric Trade Keynote Speaker Series at 7:30 p.m. in the Western Hemispheric Trade Center Room 116.

Admission is free of charge and open to the public.

Dr. Tagi Sagafi-nejad, Keating-Crawford Chair of the Stillman School of Business at Seton Hall University and professor of International Business, will present his lecture entitled "The United Nations and Transnational Corporations: An Intellectual History."

Dr. Sagafi-nejad has served as a consultant to the United Nations and multinational corporations including Nestle, Proctor and Gamble, Control Data Corporation, Dupont and others. His current research focuses on the impact of the United Nations on the study of transnational corporations.

His latest book, The UN and Transnational Corporations: In the Eye of the Hurricane from Code to Compact, sponsored by the UN Intellectual History Project, will be published the Indiana University Press in 2003,

He has also published extensively on technology transfer, trade and foreign investments policy, competitiveness, global strategy and the political economy of the Middle East in publications such as the American Asian Review, Journal on International Business Studies and others.

He holds both MA and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, where he also conducted research and taught at the Wharton School. Prior to joining the Stillman School, he was founder and director of the Loyola Center for International Business Education and Research at Loyola College, Maryland.

He is also founder and network manager of AIBNET, an Internet-based bulletin board dedicated to the advancement of communication among international business academic professionals.

For additional information, contact the Center for the Study of Western Hemispheric Trade at 326.2820, visit offices located in Western Hemispheric Trade Center 203, e-mail cswht@tamiu.edu or click on freetrade.tamiu.edu

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