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Pietra Rivoli (2008 Season)

Wed, Mar 5, 2008 @ 8:00 PM, Campbell Hall

The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy – An Economist Examines the Markets, Power, and Politics of World Trade

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Georgetown business professor Pietra Rivoli’s book The Travels of a T-Shirt takes the reader on a fascinating trek around the world to reveal the economic and political lessons from the life story of a simple t-shirt. From a Texas cotton field to a Chinese factory to a clothing market in Africa, Rivoli investigates compelling questions about the politics, economics, and history of modern business and globalization. This uniquely entertaining business book offers a surprising, enlightening, and balanced look at one of the major topics of our time.

Presented as part of “UCSB Reads,” sponsored by the UCSB Libraries, Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor, UCSB Arts & Lectures, Santa Barbara Public Library System, the College of Letters and Science, the Division of Social Sciences, Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, the Division of Humanities and Fine Arts, the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies, the Global and International Studies Program at UCSB and Santa Barbara City College with generous support from Patagonia.

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