Globalization Expert Visits Denison To Discuss 'The Latte Revolution'
Posted: January 20, 2003
International expert in global studies Stefano Ponte will visit Denison University on Jan. 27th and 28th. A researcher at the Centre for Development Research in Copenhagen, Ponte will speak at 7:30 p.m. on Monday (Jan. 27) in the Faculty Lounge of Slayter Hall. He will discuss "The 'Latte Revolution'? Regulation, Markets and Consumption in the Global Coffee Chain." This event is free and open to the public. Ponte will also meet with Denison students and visit classes on Tuesday (Jan. 28).
Ponte specializes in globalization, political economy, value chains, trade, markets and development. His research includes African trade and business systems and he served as team leader on the consultation project "Coffee Certification in Uganda: A Feasibility Study." Ponte's current research includes global value chain analysis and economic restructuring in Africa, standards as a trade passport: how labels, certifications and quality conventions affect development prospects and regulation, quality management and market organization in agro-food industries.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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