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Dr. Jean-Paul Rodrigue

GEOG 01 - World Regional Geography

Professor: Dr. Jean-Paul Rodrigue
Department of Global Studies and Geography
Hofstra University
Hempstead, New York 11549 USA
Jean-paul.Rodrigue@hofstra.edu
Phone: (516) 463-5765. Fax: (516) 463-6519.

Outline


As our evening news telecasts and daily newspapers constantly remind us, we live in a complex and interdependent world in which individual states find their destinies very much linked to occurrences elsewhere. Geography provides the basis for developing an understanding of world events and how they may have an impact upon us. Theoretically and empirically, it considers physical and human landscapes and seeks to provide explanations of the spatial distribution of various phenomena around the globe. The main objectives of the course are:

  • Acquaint the student with the various regions of the world and their underlying uniqueness and complexities.
  • Understand the relationships between physical features and human features.
  • Provide the student with a cartographic literacy about the main geographical features of the world.

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Dr. Jean-Paul Rodrigue

Dr. Rodrigue's research interests mainly cover the fields of transportation and economics as they relate to logistics and global freight distribution. Area interests involve North America, Latin America and the Caribbean, and East and Southeast Asia. Specific topics over which he has published extensively cover maritime transport systems and logistics, global supply chains and production networks, gateways and transport corridors. Current projects involve:

  • The Governance of Intermodal Transportation Assets
  • Geography of Logistics and Global Production Networks
  • Gateways, Corridors and Inland Freight Distribution
  • Globalization and Transport Terminals
  • City Logistics
  • Cruise Shipping