Global Value Chains expert Gary Gereffi to speak at Notre Dame

Author: Heather Asiala

The Pulte Institute for Global Development will welcome Gary Gereffi, Emeritus Professor of Sociology and Director of the Global Value Chains Center at Duke University, to campus for a public talk on Wednesday, April 1, 12:30 - 1:30 pm in 1030 Jenkins Nanovic Halls. The event will be hosted by Scott Appleby, the Marilyn Keough Dean of the Keough School of Global Affairs. 

Recognized as one of the founders of the Global Value Chains (GVC) framework, Gary Gereffi (ND ’70) has worked closely with large corporations such as Maersk Group, Nike, Walmart, and Patagonia to evaluate their sustainable development and environmental impact strategies. He has also worked with the International Labor Organization, the World Trade Organization, and the World Bank – as well as non-governmental organizations such as Oxfam and the Environmental Defense Fund – to design and evaluate programs of inclusive and sustainable development that continue to evolve through the current era of trade wars and the U.S. electoral cycle.

A sociologist with a business mindset, Gereffi will draw on his long career as an academic and policy activist to provide insight into how GVC impact the worlds’ emerging economies.

Undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff and postdoctoral researchers with an interest in sociology, international business, and global value chains are encouraged to attend. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Visit the event website for more details and registration information.