2003-2004 Western Hemispheric Trade Keynote Speaker Series Continues Feb. 10
The Texas A&M International University 2003-2004
Western Hemispheric Trade Keynote Speaker Series will
continue Tuesday, February 10, examining Mexican competitiveness
in the coming years.
Offered by the College of Business Administration's
Center for the Study of Western Hemispheric Trade (CSWHT),
the lecture will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Western
Hemispheric Trade Building, room 116. The event is
free and open to the public.
David W. Eaton, president and founder of Monterrey
Business Consultants, where he serves as the director
of the state of Missouri - Mexico Trade Office, will
discuss "The convergence of Politics and Economics:
The Future of Mexican Competitiveness." Eaton
is the executive director of the North American International
trade Corridor Partnership.
Virginia Vincent, associate director of the CSWHT,
said that attendees will learn about the intersection
of politics and economics, specifically applied to
"Eaton is a graduate of the University of Arizona
College of Law, and holds a Masters in commercial law
from Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores
de Monterrey (ITESM), and can bring unique insights
into the potential future of the Mexican economy.
In addition, he is co-owner of the Monterrey-based
mixed use development Villa XXI and professor of international
business and law at ITESM, making him particularly
qualified," she noted.
Vincent said the CSWHT plans on having a keynote speaker
once a month through April 2004. All events will
be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Western Hemispheric Trade
Center, room 116, unless otherwise noted.
The remaining schedule is as follows:
March 10 - "US-Mexico Migration," Phillip
Martin, University of California Comparative Immigration
and Integration Program, UC-Davis.
April 1 - "The Impact of Demographic Change on
the Texas Border," Steve Murdock, State of Texas
April 19 - "Economic Integration of the Americas,"
Chandler Stolp, LBJ School of Public Affairs, University
Vincent explained the Series was created to meet the
needs of the community.
"The Series is now in its third year and has evolved
from an occasional series to a monthly lecture series
aimed at shedding light through expert lectures on
the many aspects of trade in our hemisphere. The Series
presents practical and targeted lectures imparted by
distinguished leaders, recognized experts and outstanding
scholars in the trade and international business arenas,"
For more information about any of the lectures in the Series, please contact
Vincent at 326.2820, visit offices in the Western Hemispheric Trade Center,
room 206, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
University office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday
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