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Presidential Lecture

Dr. Pietra Rivoli holding a t-shirt at the Presidential Lecture


Rosemont College Presents

The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy

An Evening with Author and Georgetown University Professor Pietra Rivoli, PhD


Pietra Rivoli, PhD Dr. Pietra Rivoli

Dr. Pietra Rivoli teaches finance and international business in the undergraduate, graduate, and executive programs at Georgetown University. 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 Business School faculty who have been leaders in the integration of social and environmental issues into MBA curricula.

Professor Rivoli’s book, The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy (2005, 2009, 2014), has been widely acclaimed by both the popular press and the academic community as a pathbreaking study of globalization. Professor Rivoli’s book has received numerous awards. These honors include 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 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 recently designated by the American Association of Publishers as the best scholarly book of 2005 in the category of Finance and Economics and has been translated into 14 languages.