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Campus Advisories

2008 Olympics in Beijing

Lisa Delpy Neirotti
Associate Professor of Tourism and Sport Management

Lisa Delpy Neirotti, one of the world’s foremost Olympic scholars and professor of tourism administration and sports management programs at The George Washington University School of Business, is available to comment on all aspects of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

For the past eighteen years, Delpy Neirotti has been a professor of sport, event, and tourism management at GW.  In 2001, she co-authored a book, The Ultimate Guide to Sports Event Management and Marketing.

Beijing marks the 14th time Delpy Neirotti has attended the Olympic Games over the past 24 years.  During each Olympic year, Delpy Neirotti teaches a unique semester-long course at GW where students experience a comprehensive, behind-the-scenes look at organizing, financing, marketing, and hosting the Olympic Games.  The course meets approximately five times on campus before heading to Beijing where students learn about the history, structure, and organization of the Olympic Movement and the Olympic Games.  A term paper, journal, two book reports, and an exam are required course work of the students at the end of the semester in addition to attending approximately 30 lectures and collecting research data on spectators in Beijing during the Olympic Games.

The majority of students in the 2008 Games class are earning a masters degree in business administration or tourism administration with a concentration in sports, event, or hospitality management.

Professor Delpy Neirotti’s contact is below:
Office: (202) 994-6623
Mobile: (301) 440-8044
E-mail: delpy@gwu.edu; wosportlad@aol.com
Contact Information in Beijing: 
Location of Housing:
Beijing Saga International Youth Hostel
No. 9 Shijia Hutong, Dongcheng District, Beijing China
P.C. 100010
Tel: 86-10-65272773
Fax: 86-10-65249098
Cell in China: 15010022145
Emergency US phone number that works in China: (202) 285-7475

David Shambaugh
Professor of Political Science and International Affairs; Director, China Policy Program
Professor Shambaugh is recognized internationally as an authority on contemporary Chinese affairs, U.S.-China Relations and the international politics and security of the Asia-Pacific region. He has authored four and edited twelve books, including Power Shift: China and Asia's New Dynamics, editor (University of California Press, 2006); The Odyssey of China's Imperial Art Treasures, co-authored with Jeannette Shambaugh Elliott (University of Washington Press, 2005), and Modernizing China's Military (University of California Press, 2003).
Office: (202) 994-5887
E-mail: shambaug@gwu.edu

Jiawen Yang
Professor of International Business and International Affairs
Yang studies international financial markets, financial/banking risk management, and the business environment in China. He has published his research on the value of Chinese currency and its effects on trade.
Office: (202) 994-8709
E-mail: jwyang@gwu.edu

Larry Yu
Professor of Hospitality Management
Yu’s research interests focus on international tourism and hospitality development, specifically on product value chain analysis, market analysis and valuations and tourist behavior and satisfaction. He also has consulted for international organizations, government agencies and international hotel groups.
Office: (202) 994-8740
E-mail: lyu@gwu.edu

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