UW News

February 25, 2010

Sociology prof Gary Hamilton to discuss Wal-Mart’s economic impact March 4

Everyone has an opinion about Wal-Mart, whether they love it or hate it. But what many don’t realize is that Wal-Mart is part of a retail revolution that’s taking economic power from manufacturers and putting it in the hands of merchants. Who benefits from this revolution?

Sociology Professor Gary Hamilton will discuss this trend in a lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 4, in the lecture room of the UW Club. The lecture is part of the Department of Sociology’s “Business Without Borders” series.

Registration for this free public lecture is requested at www.soc.washington.edu/RSVP, using the word “Wal-Mart.” For more information, call 206-543-1665.