June 4, 2009
Contact: Bill Caldwell, Office of Public Information, Pace University, 212-346-1597, firstname.lastname@example.org
Topic: Obama’s speech at Cairo University in Egypt
Pace University Professor Larry Bridwell took seventeen Pace students, including two MBA students of Muslim faith, to Dubai during Spring Break to study Islamic Finance and visit Islamic Banks. Previously, at General Electric, he was the first general manager of the Saudi American General Electric Company, a joint venture between GE and five Saudi partners. He is an expert on strategic management and the impact of government policy on corporations and society. He is well versed in the economic environment of the region.
Professor Bridwell is available to comment on President Obama’s speech at Cairo University in Egypt.
“President Obama emphasized empathy in his nomination to the Supreme Court of Judge Sotomayor. That same characteristic was exemplified in his speech seeking international understanding of Islam and a more positive partnership among the world’s one billion Muslims and the rest of the world.
“From a business viewpoint, the natural resources and human potential of the Middle East offer great opportunities. International business should actively pursue active engagement in Muslim countries for both economic and humanitarian reasons.”
Bridwell is a Professor of International Business at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business. He teaches courses in Business in the Global Environment, Global Business Strategy and Operations, Competitive Business Strategy, Government Institutions and Business Strategy. His research interests are in globalization, European Union, NAFTA, and the World Trade Organization.
He has taught classes in several IBM settings and has had assignments with Colgate-Palmolive, NYNEX, General Electric, KPMG LLP, Miles-Technicon, and the U.S. Agency for International Development. His managerial assignments included living in London and Riyadh.
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