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NRRH "Last Lecture Series" Presents: Dr. Robert Girling

November 12, 2013 5:00 PM

NRRH "Last Lecture Series" Presents: Dr. Robert Girling

sbe_headshots_faculty_1112_robert_girling_lowres4.jpgMy Journey: In Search of Enlightenment on Five Continents
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
5:00 P.M. in the Cooperage

After 37 years of dedicated teaching and active service at Sonoma State University, Professor Robert H. Girling will be presenting his "last lecture" entitled "My Journey: In Search of Enlightenment on Five Continents." Professor Girling's quest for meaning began from his childhood in Jamaica, where his family resided for 250 years, to teaching at Sonoma State University.


Throughout his time at Sonoma State, Professor Girling co-founded the Sustainable Enterprise Conference and has taught SBE's international business and grad program courses. Don't miss the chance to listen to his incredible stories about his involvement all around the world before he retires from SSU.

His journey has led him to a variety of activities, from advising governments and international agencies to teaching and service in over 20 countries, including:


  • Advisor to the Prime Minister of Jamaica on employment policy

  • Consultant to the United Nations in Guatemala

  • Research on education of girls with the International Center for Research on Women in Nepal, India and the Dominican Republic

  • Leader of an advisory mission on training throughout the Caribbean

  • Teaching and founding a school improvement program in Brazil

  • Leading study tours in Cuba, Vietnam and Kenya

  • Researching 'good companies' in Switzerland and the US

  • Leading SSU students on a Social Entrepreneurship and cultural study trip in Bali

  • Volunteer service in Guatemala

  • Writing about spirituality and business in the US



Come hear some of his remarkable stories and how you can live a life of engagement and service.

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