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