“Credit and finance can be like prize fighters: securitized mortgage meltdown vs. adequate bank capital or Greek Credit vs. European trade finance. This conference will help mold them as team players instead knock-out artists.” – Roger L. Torneden, Ph.D., CFP®, Director of Business, Management and Legal Programs, UCLA Extension

Sarita D. Jackson, Ph.D.

Founder, President and CEO, Global Research Institute of International Trade (GRIIT)


Sarita D. Jackson, Ph.D. is the founder, president and CEO of the Global Research Institute of International Trade (GRIIT), a think-tank/consulting firm focused on trade policy analysis and advising businesses on the best strategies for taking advantage of global market opportunities. She is also an instructor at UCLA Extension in the Department of Business, Management and Legal Programs, where she teaches courses such as Fundamentals of International Trade, Introduction to International Business and Doing Business in Latin America.

Dr. Jackson’s research on free trade negotiations, industry competitiveness, and international trade rules has been published in top peer-reviewed academic journals both nationally and internationally. Her book, It’s Not Just the Economy, Stupid! Trade Competitiveness in the 21st Century, is scheduled for publication in 2016.

She earned a Bachelor’s degree in journalism and Spanish at the University of Southern California and a Master’s and Doctorate in political science at Brown University.


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