Fulbright Scholar Bhattacharyya to Lecture about Globalization

SALEM, Va. - Dr. Ranajoy Bhattacharyya, recipient of the Fulbright Scholar in Residence award by the Council for the International Exchange of Scholars for the 2007-8 academic year, will deliver a lecture on Thursday, September 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Colket Center, Wortmann Ballroom, at Roanoke College. Bhattacharyya's lecture is titled "Globalization from an Indian Perspective." Tickets are not required. Bhattacharyya is the second Fulbright Scholar in Residence in Roanoke College history, following Dr. Mohammed El Mansour, a historian from Morocco.

Bhattacharyya, a graduate of the University of Calcutta, joins the faculty of Roanoke's business administration and economics department, teaching in his specialty of international trade and macroeconomics. Bhattacharyya has written several articles which stress issues of economic development and intra-industry trade. He has lectured in Korea, Thailand and Japan. Bhattacharyya also has published a book on the economics of polluting industries, titled: Air Pollution in Developing Countries and the Victim's Willingness to Pay for it: A ready reckoner.

The Fulbright Scholar in Residence program is sponsored by the Department of State, and approximately 30 awards are made to colleges and universities each year. The goal of the program is to bring highly qualified international scholars to lecture on campuses and to contribute to the internationalization of the community.

Roanoke College, the country's second oldest Lutheran-related college, is an independent, co-educational, four-year liberal arts college. Roanoke is one of just 276 colleges nationwide with a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most prestigious honor society. The Princeton Review names Roanoke as one of the "best in the Southeast." Roanoke's 1,970 students represent 40 states across the U.S. and 26 foreign countries.

For additional information, call the Roanoke College Public Relations Office at (540) 375-2282.