Peter Petri named interim dean of International Business School
Peter Petri, the Carl J. Shapiro Professor of International Finance and a Senior Fellow of the East-West Center, has been appointed interim dean of Brandeis International Business School. Kathryn Graddy, the Fred and Rita Richman Distinguished Professor in Economics, has been named senior associate dean.
Both appointments were effective Aug. 15.
Professor Petri had earlier served as the founding dean of Brandeis IBS from 1994 to 2006. A member of the Brandeis economics faculty since 1974, Petri is an internationally renowned authority on international trade, finance and investment. He also serves as a Senior Fellow of the East-West Center in Honolulu and as a Visiting Fellow of the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington. He has consulted with the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum, the World Bank, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the United Nations, and the Asian Development Bank, and has held visiting appointments at universities in China and Japan. His AB and PhD in economics are from Harvard University.
Professor Petri succeeds Bruce Magid, who stepped down as IBS dean earlier this month. Petri will lead IBS while a global search is conducted for a permanent dean.