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TAMIU Hosts 21st Annual Western Hemispheric Trade Conference April 7 Posted: 3/30/17

TAMIU Hosts 21st Annual Western Hemispheric Trade Conference April 7

 

Mac Destler
I.M. “Mac” Destler, Saul I. Stern Professor of Civic Engagement at the Maryland School of Public Policy, is one of the scheduled speakers.  

Experts, academics, and students on international business will once again present at and attend the 21st Annual Western Hemispheric Trade Conference at Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) Wednesday, April 5 - Friday, April 7.

Full Conference registration is $300. Separate registration for each of the luncheon keynote addresses is also available for $20 each. Admission to the Wednesday, April 5 IBC Bank Keynote Speaker Series is free and open to the public.

The Conference is co-sponsored by the TAMIU A. R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business Center for the Study of Western Hemispheric Trade in partnership with the Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas Facultad de Comercio, Administración y Ciencias Sociales.

The Conference kicks off Wednesday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Center (SC) ballroom with the IBC Bank Keynote Speaker Series lecture, "Failure to Adjust: How Americans Got Left Behind in the Global Economy" by Edward Alden, author and Bernard Schwartz Senior Fellow for the Council on Foreign Relations, Washington, D.C.

A reception will start at 7 p.m. in the SC.

Registration for the Conference opens Thursday, April 6 at 7:30 a.m. in the second floor of the SC. Academic sessions and panel presentations in English and Spanish will run concurrently in the SC throughout the Conference.

Conference highlights include:

Luncheon keynote address will be provided at noon on April 6 in  the SC ballroom by Dr. Fausto Hernández Trillo, professor of economics, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas, México.

Dr. George Clarke, TAMIU Distinguished Associate Professor and BBVA Compass Bank Group Chair, will present "Changes in U.S. Labor Markets in the 21st Century" at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, April 7, SC 236.

Also on April 7 in the SC ballroom at 1 p.m., political science and author, Dr. I. M. "Mac" Destler will present "Can the American Free-Trade System Survive?" Destler is the Saul Stern Professor of Civic Engagement in the University of Maryland School of Public Policy.

The announcement of the best student paper awards will be held in the SC ballroom at 4:45 p.m.

Corporate sponsors for the Conference are: BBVA Compass, Commerce Bank, Cresta Advisors, Daniel B. Hastings Inc., Falcon Bank, International Bank of Commerce, Killam Development Ltd., and Texas Community Bank.

For more information, contact Amy Palacios, associate director, Center for the Study of Western Hemispheric Trade, at 326.2820 or amy@tamiu.edu or visit offices in Western Hemispheric Trade Center, room 221.

Additional information is available at freetrade.tamiu.edu and facebook.com/tamiucswht