Carnegie Mellon University

Debora Spar, President of Barnard College: Why Women Matter

Monday, April 25, 2011, 12:00-1:00pm, Rachel Mellon Walton Room, Posner Hall

Debora Spar is president of Barnard College. A political scientist by training, her research focuses on issues of international political economy, examining how rules are established in new or emerging markets and how firms and governments together shape the evolving global economy.  Spar is the author of numerous articles and books, including most recently Ruling the Waves: Cycles of Invention, Chaos, and Wealth from the Compass to the Internet and The Baby Business: How Money, Science, and Politics Drive the Commerce of Conception. Prior to coming to Barnard, Spar was the Spangler Family Professor at Harvard Business School and Senior Associate Dean, Director of Research.

Co-sponsored by the Center for International Relations and Politics and Women in the Social Sciences.