George C. Lodge is professor emeritus at the Harvard Business School, where helped start the “Biggie” (BGIE) program: “Business, Government and the International Environment.” Before coming to Harvard in the 1963, he was the Assistant Secretary of Labor for International Affairs in the Eisenhower and Kennedy Administrations.
During the 1960s he played a major role in the establishment of the Central American Institute of Business Administration. In 1962, he was the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in Massachusetts, losing to Edward Kennedy who became a close friend.
In 1970, he was appointed vice-chairman of the Inter-American Foundation, a government agency that grew out of his book "Engines of Change." He has been a director of a number of companies as well as a former trustee of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial and the World Peace Foundation.
George’s Recent Stories
Economy Dec 15Column: Would EPA deregulation help industry? History says otherwise
It is a truism often forgotten: Industries need regulation — for their own protection and profitability.
Economy Jul 21Trade debate masks America’s competitive disadvantage
Lowering trade barriers through the Trans-Pacific Partnership will have little impact on the U.S.’s deteriorating ability to compete in the world economy. In the name of realism and the national interest, is it time for a national economic strategy?…
Nation Dec 30Why Republicans should thank Obama for opening up Cuba
George Cabot Lodge asks why Republicans want to deny the Cuban people the better life that he predicts will come with U.S. investment in their country and deny American business new opportunities.
Nation Mar 13An economic way to nudge Putin out of the crisis in Ukraine
The way out of the crisis in Ukraine and toward serious negotiations over Crimea, George Cabot Lodge argues, is to carefully convince Russia of its dependency on the world economy.
Economy Oct 10American Ideology: We Don’t Practice What We Preach
U.S. Capitol. Photo by Jewel Samad via AFP/Getty Images This is the first of two consecutive Making Sen$e posts by esteemed academic colleagues at different places on the political spectrum who don't have blogs, don't have newspaper columns, don't…