China Topic of Next IBC Speaker Series Lecture

China’s Impact on the Western Hemisphere
Topic of Next IBC 2006/2007 Speaker Series Lecture

China’s impact on the Western Hemisphere is the topic for the next installment of the International Bank of Commerce 2006/2007 Keynote Speaker Series at Texas A&M International University. Daniel T. Griswold will present, “China’s Impact on México and the Western Hemisphere,” Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m. in TAMIU’s Western Hemispheric Trade Center, room 111.

This event is free and open to the public.

Griswold, director of the Cato Institute’s Center for Trade Policy Studies, has authored or co-authored major studies on globalization, the World Trade Organization, the U.S. trade deficit, trade and democracy, immigration and other subjects since he joined the Cato Institute in 1997. His 2002 paper, “Willing Workers: Fixing the Problem of Illegal Mexican Migration to the United States,” was used in the Flake-Kolbe-McCain immigration bill in 2003, that President Bush drew upon in early 2004 a the basis for his guest worker program.

He also served as a congressional press secretary and the editorial page editor of the Colorado Springs Gazette. Griswold has been published in the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, the Financial Times, and other publications, and has appeared on C-SPAN, CNN, PBS, BBC, and Fox News Channel. Griswold holds a M.Sc. in the politics of the world economy from the London School of Economics.

The IBC 2006/2007 Keynote Speaker Series presents practical and targeted lectures imparted by distinguished leaders, recognized experts and outstanding scholars in the trade and business arenas.

The Series brings to the University individuals of exceptional accomplishment and expertise to enhance the academic experience of TAMIU students, faculty and the community.

The next speaker in the Series, Manuel Sánchez Rodriguez will discuss “Trends in Global Banking and Implications for Western Hemispheric Development,” on Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 7:30 p.m.

For more information, please contact Amy Palacios at the Center for the Study of Western Hemispheric Trade at 326.2820, visit offices in WHTC 221 or e-mail amy@tamiu.edu

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