The Foreign Policy Research Institute,
the Mid-Atlantic – Russia Business Council
and Other Local Organizations to Host Seminar with Franklin
Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade
Philadelphia, PA – The Foreign Policy
Research Institute, the Mid-Atlantic – Russia Business
Council (MARBC), the Bucks County International Trade Council,
the Chester County Economic Development Council and the
World Affairs Council of Greater Valley Forge are pleased
to announce the upcoming seminar entitled “International
Trade and Globalization” with Franklin L. Lavin, the
Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade. The
event will be held on Wednesday, June 7, 2006 from 11:30
am – 12:30 pm at the Union League of Philadelphia,
located at 140 South Broad Street in Philadelphia.
Ambassador Lavin served as the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic
of Singapore (2001-2005) and prior to that worked as a banker
and venture capitalist in Hong Kong and Singapore, serving
in senior banking and management positions at Citibank and
Bank of America. During the George H. W. Bush administration,
Lavin served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for
Asia and the Pacific. In that position, he was responsible
for commercial policy, assisting companies with market access,
and trade negotiations for all of East Asia, except Japan.
He has also held staff positions at the White House, the
State Department, and the National Security Council.
Ambassador Lavin earned a B.S.F.S. at the School of Foreign
Service at Georgetown University, an M.S. in Chinese Language
and History, also from Georgetown, an M.A. in International
Relations and International Economics from the School of
Advanced International Relations at Johns Hopkins University,
and an M.B.A. in Finance at the Wharton School at the University
of Pennsylvania. Lavin is a Lieutenant Commander in the
U.S. Naval Reserves.
MARBC would like to invite those are interested in international
trade issues to attend the seminar. Entry is free for MARBC
members; others may attend for a fee of $20. Reservations
are required. To RSVP, please contact the Foreign Policy
Research Institute by phone: (215) 732-3774, ext 303 or
by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information on the seminar, please contact Val
Kogan of the Mid-Atlantic-Russia Business Council by phone:
(215) 708-2628 or by email: email@example.com.