International Business Professor to Deliver Talk on Investing in Africa

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. –– University of South Carolina Professor of International Business Robert J. Rolfe will present a talk at Illinois Wesleyan University titled “No Lyin(g): ‘Africa is Open for Business’” on Wednesday, April 17 at 11 a.m. in The Ames Library’s Beckman Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.

Rolfe’s research focuses on foreign investment in Africa. A professor at South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business, Rolfe has been published in several publications and has received several awards for his research and teaching, including the Cramer Fellow of International Taxation, the Alfred G. Smith Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the MIBS Outstanding Professor Award.

In addition to teaching and researching at the University of South Carolina, Rolfe previously served as a visiting professor at the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing and at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration in Vienna, Austria. He also served as executive director of the International MBA Program at the Darla Moore School of Business from Aug. 2001 to May 2005.

Rolfe’s talk is sponsored by the Department of Business Administration and the American Marketing Association.

By Megan Baker ’21