Richard Drobnick

Center for International Business Education and Research
USC Marshall School of Business

Dr. Drobnick has a joint appointment with the University of Southern California and the National University of Singapore and the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU), which maintains its Secretariat at NUS.

At USC, Drobnick is the director of the Center for Global Business Excellence at the Marshall School of Business and a Research Professor of Management and Organization.

He is also the founding director of USCís Center for International Business Education and Research, which has been supported by the U.S. Department of Education since 1990, as one of its 30 national resource centers on international business. From 1994-2005, Drobnick served as USCís Vice Provost for International Affairs.

At NUS, Drobnick is the Managing Director of the APRU World Institute, an institute founded in 2006 to produce interdisciplinary research on issues of critical importance to Pacific Rim policy makers and he is a Visiting Professor of Global Studies at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. Drobnick is also the Secretary General Emeritus and a member of the Steering Committee of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU), the association of presidents of 37 leading Pacific Rim research universities (

Drobnick specializes in Pacific Rim economic and business issues and U.S. and Pacific Rim trade policies. He is the author of numerous articles regarding international economics and business, as well as the co-author of Neither Feast nor Famine: Food Conditions to the Year 2000 (D.C. Heath, 1978) and co-editor of Small Firms in Global Competition (Oxford University Press, 1994).

Drobnick is a vice chairman and a director of the United States National Committee of the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC), a member of the Executive Committee of the United States Asia Pacific Council, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Pacific Council on International Policy, a director of the Japan-America Society of Southern California, and a member of the Advisory Council of the Asia Societyís Southern California Center.

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