2004-2005 Western Hemispheric Trade Keynote Speaker Series Begins Sept. 28
The Texas A&M International University 2004-2005 Western Hemispheric
Trade Keynote Speaker Series will begin Tuesday, September 28, with a
discussion on future economic development in the border region by Dr.
Henry Cuellar, former Secretary of State and State Representative. Cuellar's
lecture is titled "Future Trends in the South Texas Economy."
Offered by the College of Business Administration's Center for the Study
of Western Hemispheric Trade (CSWHT), the lecture will take place from
7:30 - 9:30 p.m. in the Western Hemispheric Trade Center, room 111. The
event is free and open to the public.
A public official in state government for over 20 years, Dr. Cuellar
helped secure billions for local school funding by creating the largest
scholarship program in Texas history. He authored the Texas Grant, the
Children's Health Insurance Program, the landmark colonias legislation,
the state performance-based budgeting system, and co-sponsored a historic
Texas tax cut that included the popular three-day tax holiday for consumers
and small business.
Virginia Vincent, associate director of the CSWHT, said attendees of
the Series will have the opportunity to learn about recent issues that
impact trade and development in the Americas and in turn impact Laredo
from leading researchers and policy makers.
"The Series presents realistic and targeted lectures communicated
by prominent leaders, renowned experts and exceptional scholars in the
trade and international business field. It brings to the University individuals
of brilliant accomplishment and expertise to enhance the academic experience
of TAMIU students, faculty and the community. Through this Keynote Speaker
Series, the University brings the caliber of speakers that you would normally
see in larger venues, larger cities," added Vincent.
Vincent said the CSWHT plans on having a keynote speaker once a month
through April 2005.
The next lecture will be held Tuesday, October 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the
Western Hemispheric Trade Center, room 116, unless otherwise specified.
Jaime Alonso Gómez, Dean of the Graduate School of Business Administration
and Leadership (EGADE) at Monterrey Institute of Technology (ITESM), will
discuss "International Business and Cross Cultural Management."
For more information about any of the lectures in the Series, please
contact Vincent at 326.2827, visit offices at the Western Hemispheric
Trade Center, room 222D or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
University office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday.
This story by student intern Rudy Zúñiga.
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