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Date: Aug 24, 2011
PROFESSOR TAPPED FOR GLOBAL RESEARCH PANEL
Dr. Jean-Paul Rodrigue appointed to World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council On Advanced Manufacturing
Hofstra University, Hempstead, N.Y. – Professor Jean-Paul Rodrigue, whose research focuses on economic and transportation geography and trade issues, has been recognized for his expertise by the World Economic Forum, which has appointed him to its Global Agenda Council on Advanced Manufacturing 2011.
Dr. Rodrigue, a Global Studies and Geography professor, will serve a one-year term on the council, which brings together leading experts from business, government and education to generate creative ideas to tackle the increasingly complex challenges of post-industrial global manufacturing. The panel will act as an advisory group to the World Economic Forum, and participate in the 2011 Summit on the Global Agenda in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates in October.
The World Economic Forum is a not-for-profit independent, international organization based in Geneva, Switzerland best known for its annual meeting in Davos, a mountain resort in the Alps, that brings together business leaders, international political leaders, academics and journalists to discuss and shape global economic, social and political policies. In 2008, the World Economic Forum created the Global Agenda Councils network to target specific issues.
Dr. Rodrigue has been on the faculty at Hofstra since 1999, and has served as chairman of the Transport Geography Specialty Group of the American Association of Geographers. He has conducted research on transport systems and logistics, global supply chains and production networks, urban regions, and international trade and regional development.
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