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Ernst Frankel, professor of ocean systems and management at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will give a lecture titled "Maritime Developments in China" at 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 3, in 1005 Constant Hall on the Old Dominion University campus.

The lecture will focus on China's maritime and water transport developments around the globe. Frankel will address developments in freight and passenger transport, foreign and domestic trade, economic development, shipping, shipbuilding and international trade.

The author of 17 books, 160 professional reports and more than 220 papers published in national and international journals, Frankel has served as a consultant to numerous port authorities around the world. His expertise is in the fields of strategic planning, port investment, port planning, port operations and management, and port construction. He currently serves on the advisory board of the Panama Canal Authority and as a director of the American President Lines and American Eagle Tankers.

Frankel holds two doctoral degrees, one in economics from the University of Wales and the second in operations and production management from Boston University. His bachelor's degree is in civil engineering and his master's in naval architecture.

Free and open to the public, the lecture is sponsored by ODU's College of Business and Public Administration in cooperation with the Port Lecture Series for the Consortium for Maritime Research.

This article was posted on: March 2, 2006

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