Barrett Hazeltine Talk

The Brown Club of Philadelphia and Bryn Mawr College presents

Professor Emeritus of Engineering Barrett Hazeltine


“Google and the Government of China:  A Case Study in Cross-Cultural Negotiation”

WHEN: Sunday, November 11th, 4:00-6:00 pm

WHERE: Bryn Mawr College, Music Room at Goodheart Hall

COST:  Free

RVSP: See email for RSVP instructions

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A 1953 Princeton University graduate, Professor Barrett Hazeltine also holds the Master of Science in Engineering degree from Princeton and in 1963 received the Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Michigan. In 1988 he received the honorary Doctor of Science degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

He has been a member of the faculty at Brown University since 1959 where he teaches courses in management and in engineering, and also served as Associate Dean of the College. Professor Hazeltine has served as a Visiting Professor at the University of Malawi on three occasions and taught twice at the University of Zambia, helping both of these institutions develop degree programs in engineering. He also spent a year teaching at the University of Botswana.

Committed to high standards of academic achievement, Professor Hazeltine is noted for the personal concern and interest that he has for all of his students. He received the Senior Class Award for 13 consecutive years, and in 1985 it was named in his honor. Author of hundreds of articles, reports, and reviews for scholarly publications, Dr. Hazeltine also has written a textbook on electronic circuits and another on appropriate technology.

It is difficult to do justice to Barrett Hazeltine’s contributions to the teaching of entrepreneurship at Brown University. His 50 years of teaching, numerous awards, and huge alumni following attest to his success in first, creating entrepreneurship as a field at Brown, and second, sowing the seeds for the creation of the C. V. Starr Program in Commerce, Organizations and Entrepreneurship.   Currently Prof. Hazeltine teaches as an emeritus professor. Two of his courses, known as ENGN 9 and 90, are legendary. They cover entrepreneurship topics with a case-based approach and include former students as guest lecturers who offer real-life perspectives. His teaching style is energetic, inclusive, and inspiring.  Prof. Hazeltine’s newest courses, in social entrepreneurship and appropriate technologies, reflect his longstanding interest in Africa.