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Commerce Secretary Daley to Speak at JHU SAIS

U.S. Commerce Secretary William Daley will speak at the Johns Hopkins Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) on Friday, 02/11 at 10 a.m.

Daley's lecture topic will be "Trade in the 21st Century: Latin America and Beyond."

After the speech, Daley departs that evening to lead a major trade delegation of U.S. business executives on a trip to Latin America, with stops in Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Chile.

As Commerce secretary, a post he has held since 01/1997, Daley oversees the federal agency that promotes American businesses, develops a vast array of economic statistics, conducts the census, issues patents and trademarks, sets industrial standards, conducts oceanic research and forecasts the weather. Throughout his term at Commerce, Daley has focused his energies on three priorities-trade, electronic commerce and efficient management of the department.

In 1993, he served as special counsel to the president, coordinating the successful campaign to pass the historic North American Free Trade Agreement. Formerly a lawyer and bank president in Chicago, he has a law degree from John Marshall Law School and a bachelor's degree from Loyola University.

The event, which is open to the public and the media, will be in the Kenney Auditorium located on the first floor of the school's Nitze Building, 1740 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. Members of the public who want to attend should make a reservation by calling (202) 663-5636.

NOTE TO REPORTERS: Immediately following the event (approximately 11 a.m.), Daley will hold a press briefing in Room 507 of the Nitze Building.Members of the media who plan to cover the event must respond to

Felisa Neuringer at the SAIS Public Affairs Office at (202) 663-5626
or [email protected].

Thursday, February 3, 2000
Press Release Type: 
Contact Person: 
Felisa Neuringer Klubes
Zip Code: 
(202) 663.5626