Two Georgetown University McDonough School of Business Professors Receive Fulbright Awards

December 27, 2001

Washington, D.C. - Pietra Rivoli and Dennis Quinn, professors at the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business, have been awarded 2001-2002 Fulbright grants under the Fulbright Scholars Program.

Professors Rivoli and Quinn will teach and assist with M.B.A. curriculum development at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics in Shanghai, China, from February 2002 to May 2002.

"I hope to establish relationships to facilitate research in Chinese businesses and to lay the groundwork for future Georgetown M.B.A. residencies in China," says Rivoli, who chose China because of her interest in emerging economies. China was also a natural choice for Quinn, who researches the connections between democracy and market liberalization.

The Fulbright Program, America's flagship international educational exchange program, is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, United States Department of State. Nationwide, approximately 800 U.S. faculty and professionals received Fulbright grants to lecture or conduct research abroad. Since its inception in 1946, approximately 82,000 U.S. and foreign scholars have participated in the program.