Center for Global Studies to begin faculty Brown Bag Lectures

October 09, 2014

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State’s Center for Global Studies will begin its Brown Bag Lectures highlighting faculty research in global fields from 1:30-2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 15. Both fall lectures will take place in 101 Old Botany.

To launch the lecture series, Ryan Lamare, assistant professor of labor and employment relations, will talk about “The Strategic Underpinnings of Conflict Management in Large Corporations: Evidence from U.S. and U.K.” He will discuss his latest research in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) practices at large organizations and how ADR and conflict management systems (CMS) may be more effective being proactive rather than reactive. Lamare will also address his attempts to replicate this same study in the U.K. rather than the U.S., and will note the key differences between the two.

On Oct. 22, the Center will hold its second lecture, “The Political Economy of Inward Foreign Direct Investment in Developing Countries,” presented by Boliang Zhu, assistant professor of political science.

He will examine the question, “Do domestic politics affect and shape foreign policy?” with a focus on China and East Asia. Throughout his career, Zhu has specialized in international and comparative political economies focusing on the politics of globalization and economic development, mainly in China and East Asia.

Students, faculty and the public are welcome. Bring your lunch and join in the discussion; coffee, tea and cookies will be provided.

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Last Updated October 09, 2014