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Hendrix hosting lecture on US and emerging markets

Posted: April 5, 2014 - 3:34pm

Hendrix College will host a lecture titled “Who are these guys? Emerging Markets and the U.S.” by former U.S. Ambassador Richard Boucher on Thursday, April 10 at 7 p.m. in Mills Social Sciences Center’s Lecture Hall B.

The lecture, supported by the W.C. Buthman Endowed Scholar and Lectureship Program, is free and open to the public. For more information, contact former U.S. Ambassador Alan Eastham, senior fellow in politics and international relations at Hendrix, 501-505-1502 or eastham@hendrix.edu.

Boucher was most recently Deputy Secretary General of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris and served as U.S. Ambassador to Cyprus, Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, and as head of the U.S. Consulate General in Hong Kong. During his diplomatic career he gained extensive experience in China, India and other developing nations. He was the longest-serving U.S. State Department spokesman. Prior to joining the State Department, Boucher taught English as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Senegal. Currently the Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence at the University of Michigan’s Ford School in Ann Arbor, Mich, he teaches classes on Doing Diplomacy and Wielding Economic Power. He also speaks on “Value Chains and the New Economy” and “Power and Influence in a Networked World.”

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