International Trade, Finance Expert at IBC Speaker Series April 8 at TAMIU

International Trade and Finance Expert Guest
at IBC Speaker Series at TAMIU April 8

A leading Latin American and trade and finance scholar is scheduled to speak at the final Texas A&M International University A. R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business Center for the Study of Western Hemispheric Trade International Bank of Commerce 2009 Keynote Speaker Series on Wednesday, April 8. A reception will be held at 6:30 p.m. and the lecture will start at 7:30 p.m. in the Western Hemispheric Trade Center (WHTC) Fernando A. Salinas Lecture Room (WHTC 111).

This lecture is free and open to the public.

Dr. Sidney Weintraub will present, “The Western Hemisphere and the New American Administration.”

Featured speaker Dr. Weintraub holds the William E. Simon Chair in Political Economy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. and is also Professor Emeritus at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.

Weintraub was a member of the U.S. Foreign Service from 1949 - 1975, where he held the post of deputy assistant secretary of state for international finance and development from 1969 to 1974 and assistant administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development in 1975. He was also a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.

He has written numerous books and published many articles in newspapers and journals. He received his Ph.D. from the American University and a master’s in economics from Yale University.

This Speaker Series presents practical and targeted lectures imparted by distinguished leaders, recognized experts and outstanding scholars in the trade and business arenas.

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

For more information, please contact Amy Palacios at the Center for the Study of Western Hemispheric Trade at 326.2820, visit offices in WHTC 222E, e-mail amy@tamiu.edu or visit freetrade.tamiu.edu

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