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The Weissman Center Fellows program was created to encourage scholars and practitioners to conduct research at the Center on important issues concerning international business, finance and economics. Weissman Center Fellows are an integral part of the Center’s research, education and training activities. They provide guidance on the development of student service programs designed to provide students with international skills suitable for work in a global economy.

The Weissman Center Fellows program was created to encourage scholars and practitioners to conduct research at the Center on important issues concerning international business, finance and economics. Weissman Center Fellows are an integral part of the Center's research, education and training activities. They also provide guidance on the development of the Center's international education program.


Jean J. Boddewyn is Emeritus Professor of International Business and the former coordinator of the International Business program in Baruch College's Zicklin School of Business. He has a Commercial Engineer degree from the University of Louvain in Belgium, an MBA from the University of Oregon and a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Washington. Professor Boddewyn served as President of the Academy of International Business and as Dean of the AlB Fellows. His research interests focus on business political behavior, international public affairs and international business strategy.


Thomas M.T. Niles is Vice Chair of the United States Council for International Business (USCIB). He served as President ofUSCIB from 1999-2005, capping a 36-year diplomatic career that included three key ambassadorial appointments - to Canada, Greece and the European Union - as well as service as Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Canada. Mr. Niles serves on the boards of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). Born in Lexington, Kentucky, Mr. Niles holds a bachelor's degree from Harvard University and a master's degree from the University of Kentucky.


Patrick C. Reed
is a lawyer with the firm of Simons & Wiskin and an adjunct faculty member in the business law department at Baruch College.  His research and publications explore issues of customs and international trade law and policy, including the jurisdiction and case law of the U.S. Court of International Trade, U.S. bilateral and regional trade and investment agreements, and the World Trade Organization.  During the past ten years, Mr. Reed has been a leader of a bar association project advocating the expansion and modernization of the jurisdiction of the U.S. Court of International Trade.  He served as president of the Customs and International Trade Bar Association form 2008 to 2010.  He received his law degree from Columbia Law School and also holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in international relations from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, with concentrations in international law and international economic relations.


S. Prakash Sethi is the University Distinguished Professor of Management. Professor Sethi, who joined Baruch College in 1982, is internationally known for more than 30 years of research and writing in the area of business ethics and corporate social responsibility. Best known for developing the idea of corporate codes of conduct, Sethi served as the chairperson of the Mattel Independent Monitoring Council for Global Manufacturing Principles (MIMCO) from 1997-2002. The Council was made up of a group of outside experts who monitored the toy manufacturer’s compliance with its own manufacturing principles as spelled out in voluntary codes of conduct. In 2003, Sethi was named winner of the prestigious Beyond Gray Pin Stripes Faculty Pioneer Award given jointly by the Aspen Institute and the World Resources Institute. His work was cited at the time for its “external impact.” Professor Sethi is a member of the Academy of International Business. Professor Sethi's articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, and other publications. His books include Setting Global Standards: Guidelines for Creating Codes of Conduct in Multinational Corporation.   He has earned top recognition by the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs as the #1 Carnegie Council Resource for 2013 for his article “The World of Wal-Mart.”


Eugene Sherman came to Baruch College in 1997 to teach courses in Macroeconomics, Money and Banking and International Economics. Prior to coming to Baruch, he held positions at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Merrill Lynch, Chase Manhattan Bank, the Bank of New York and the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York. He worked as an economist, money manager and investment strategist in domestic and international markets.


Eugene Spruck served as the Chief Economist of The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for more than a decade, retiring in 2008 after a 32 year career with the agency. He currently consults on economic issues focusing on cost benefit analysis, economic impact studies and international trade. His particular focus is on the economy of the New York region. Mr. Spruck is an alumnus of Baruch College graduating with an MBA in finance.


Clifford Wymbs is an Assistant Professor of Marketing in Baruch's Zicklin School of Business. He is also the coordinator of the International Business program with a focus on curriculum development. He received his Ph.D. in International Business from Rutgers University and an MBA from Columbia University. His research interests include international business questions that relate to the dynamic business landscape driven by deregulation, network technology and the Internet.

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