Event

  • 07/25/17- GEF - Avoiding a Neo-Medieval Era: NAFTA, Globalization and American Leadership
    The International Institute and College of Arts and Sciences will be holding a Global Engagement Forum panel discussion titled “Avoiding a Neo-Medieval Era: NAFTA, Globalization and American Leadership.” The discussion will be held on Wednesday, August 23 at 2:00 PM in the Colvard Student Union’s Fowlkes Auditorium.

    Special guest and lead panelist on NAFTA is Mr. Matthew Rooney, Director of Economic Growth at the George W. Bush Institute in Dallas, TX. Rooney joined the Bush Center in June 2015 from a career as a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State. Rooney’s primary focus in his career is advocating market-driven solutions to economic policy challenges in both industrialized and developing countries as well as protecting the interests of U.S. companies abroad. More information regarding Rooney’s background can be found at http://www.bushcenter.org/people/matthew-rooney.html.

    The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Vasabjit Banerjee, Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and Administration in MSU’s College of Arts and Sciences. Those serving on the panel from Mississippi State are as follows:

    -Dr. Richard Damms, Associate Professor, History and Interim Head, Division of Arts and Sciences at MSU – Meridian
    -Dr. Brian Shoup, Associate Professor, Political Science and Public Administration, College of Arts and Sciences
    -Dr. Josh Maples, Assistant Professor, Agricultural Economics, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
    -Dr. Lurleen Walters, Assistant Professor, Agricultural Economics, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

    If you have any questions or require assistance relating to a disability, please contact Ms. Tan Tsai at tsai@international.msstate.edu or at (662) 325-8929.