Keynote Speaker Series Continues at TAMIU Oct. 12, 2004

Keynote Speaker Series Continues at TAMIU Oct. 12

Jaime Alonso Gómez, Dean of the Graduate School of Business Administration and Leadership (EGADE) at the Monterrey Institute of Technology (ITESM), will be examining global commerce and cross-cultural administration in the Texas A&M International University 2004-2005 Western Hemispheric Trade Keynote Speaker Series continuing Tuesday, October 12. Gómez' lecture is titled "International Business and Cross Cultural Management."

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.

Gómez is a consulting researcher for various companies and institutions established in Asia, Europe and in the United States. He serves as Academy of Management correspondent for the Mexico region, academic advisor for the Center for International Executive Education at ITESM, Board of Directors member at the Institute for Diversity and Cross-Cultural Management at the University of Houston, among others.

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 Thursday, November 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Western Hemispheric Trade Center, room 111, unless otherwise specified. Daniel T. Griswold, director of Cato Institute's Center for Trade Policy Studies, Washington, D.C. will discuss "The Case for CAFTA: Expanding Freedom in our Hemisphere."

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 vvincent@tamiu.edu.

University office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday.


This story by student intern Rudy Zúñiga.


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