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      Wednesday, October 01, 2014      
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International Bank of Commerce Keynote speaker series

IBC Bank sponsor
The Western Hemispheric Trade Keynote Speaker Series presents practical and targeted lectures imparted by distinguished leaders, recognized experts and outstanding scholars in the trade and business arenas.
The Series brings to the University individuals of exceptional accomplishment and expertise to enhance the academic experience of Texas A&M International University students, faculty and the community.



 2014-2015   Keynote Speakers :

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  • The Next America: Boomers, Millennials, and the Looming Generational Showdown
    Paul Taylor
    Senior Fellow, Pew Research Center
    Washington, D.C.
    October 15, 2014 (Profile | Details)
  • Aftermath: Deportation Law and the New American Diaspora
    Daniel Kanstroom
    Director, International Human Rights Program
    Boston College, Newton Centre, MA
    November 12, 2014 ( Profile | Details)



 2013-2014   Keynote Speakers :

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  • Two Nations Indivisible: Mexico, the United States, and the Road Ahead
    Dr. Shannon K. O’Neil
    Senior Fellow for Latin American Studies
    Council on Foreign Relations
    Washington, D.C.
    October 16, 2013 (Profile | Details)
  • What to Expect When No One’s Expecting: America’s Coming Demographic Disaster
    Mr. Jonathan V. Last
    Senior Writer, The Weekly Standard
    Washington, D.C.
    November 13, 2013 (Profile | Details)
  • México and the Changing North American Energy Environment
    Dr. Duncan Wood
    Director, México Institute
    Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
    Washington, D.C.
    Wednesday, February 12, 2014 (Profile | Details | Presentation)
  • México Under the "New" PRI: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    Denise Dresser, Ph.D.
    Professor of Political Science
    Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM)
    Mexico City, México
    Thursday, April 24, 2014 (Profile | Details )

 2012-2013   Keynote Speakers :

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IBC Bank 2012-2013 sponsor
  • Eric Farnsworth – Reviving Hemispheric Policy: An Agenda for the Next Administration
    Vice President
    Council of the Americas and Americas Society. Washington, DC
    October 17, 2012 (Profile | Details)
  • David Eaton, Ph.D. – Mexico-US Cooperation to Improve Border Water Quality
    Bess Harris Jones Centennial Professor
    LBJ School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin. Austin, TX
    November 7, 2012 (Profile | Details | Presentation)
  • Pia Orrenius, Ph.D. – Assistant Vice President and Senior Economist Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
    What’s Behind High Hispanic Poverty Rates?

    Dallas, TX
    February 6, 2013 (Profile | Details | Presentation)
  • Peter Dorfman, Ph.D. – Executive leadership from the GLOBE world-wide perspective: What do Outstanding CEOs have in common in comparison to less than stellar CEOs?
    President of the Board
    Global Leadership and Organizational Behavior Effectiveness (GLOBE) Foundation for Research and Education
    Las Cruces, NM
    April 10, 2013 (Profile | Details)| Presentation)

 2011-2012   Keynote Speakers :

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IBC Bank 2011-2012 sponsor
  • Honorable Jorge Fernando Quiroga – Latin America in the Global Economy
    Former President of Bolivia
    Member of the Club de Madrid
    October 12, 2011 (Profile | Details)
  • Nicholas V. Montalto, Ph.D. – Meeting the Social Service Needs of Immigrants: Challenges and Opportunities
    President
    Diversity Dynamics, LLC, Cranford, NJ
    November 2, 2011 (Profile | Details | Presentation)
  • Russell Dillion – Back to the Americas: Near-shoring in Mexico vs. Asia
    Vice President
    AlixPartners, Dallas, TX
    February 15, 2012 (Profile | Details) | Presentation)
  • Christian Leuprecht, Ph.D. and Todd Hataley, Ph.D. – Making Institutions Resilient: Lessons from the Northern Border on Reconciling Security and Trade
    Royal Military College of Canada and Queen’s University’s Centre for International and Defense Policy
    Kingston, Ontario, Canada
    April 11, 2012 (Profiles | Details) | Presentation)

 2010-2011   Keynote Speakers :

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IBC Bank 2010-2011 sponsor
  • Daniel Griswold - Restoring U.S. Leadership in Global Trade
    Director of the Center for Trade Policy Studies
    Cato Institute, Washington, DC
    October 13, 2010 (Profile | Details | Presentation)
  • Sherry M. Stephenson, Ph.D. - Trade, Investment, and Leadership Challenges in the Americas
    Head of Institutional Relations, Department of International Affairs
    Organization of American States, Washington, DC
    November 17, 2010 (Profile| Details| Presentation)
  • Barry Lawrence, Ph.D. - South Texas Competitive Position in the Global Economy: What Leadership Must Do
    Director of the Supply Chain Systems Laboratory
    Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
    February 16, 2011 (Profile| Details| Presentation)
  • Dr. Gary C. Hufbauer - Leadership Challenges Facing the Global Trading System: Climate Change Meets World Trade
    Reginald Jones Senior Fellow
    Peterson Institute for International Economics, Washington, DC
    April 6, 2011 ( Profile| Details| Presentation)

 2009-2010   Keynote Speakers :

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IBC Bank 2009-2010 sponsor
  • Daniel P. Erikson - Cuba: The Eternal Transition
    Inter-American Dialogue
    September 30, 2009 (Profile| Details | Presentation)
  • Rodrigo Canales, Ph.D. - Drug Wars
    Yale School of Management
    November 18, 2009 (Profile| Details| Presentation)
  • Andrew Hilton, Ph.D. - Global Financial Crisis Revisited
    Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation.
    February 17, 2010 (Profile| Details| Presentation)
  • Edward Alden - The Immigration Deadlock: Is There a Way Out?
    Council on Foreign Relations
    April 14, 2010 ( Profile| Details|)

 2008-2009   Keynote Speakers :

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IBC Bank 2007-2008 sponsor
  • Ariel Ramos-Marcín - Mexico's Transportation Infrastructure Plans and their Implications for the U.S.-Mexico Border
    White & Case, S.C.
    October 8, 2008 (Profile| Details)
  • Todd Huizinga - The U.S. and Mexico: Strategic Partners at the Border and Beyond
    U.S. Consulate General
    November 12, 2008 (Profile| Details)
  • David Stone and Eugenio Garza - Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative
    U.S. Consulate in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico / Department of Homeland Security - Customs & Border Protection
    February 25, 2009 (Profile| Details)
  • Eric Swanson Ph.D. - The World Bank and Western Hemisphere: Developmental Challenges in a Global Context
    The World Bank
    March 26, 2009 ( Profile| Details| Presentation)
  • Sidney Weintraub Ph.D. - Western Hemisphere and the New American Administration
    Center for Strategic International Studies
    April 8, 2009 (Profile| Details| Presentation)
  • Robert C. Krueger Ph.D. and Jean-Marie Ngendahayo –
    Africa in the 21st Century Global Economy: Challenges and Opportunities

    Former U.S. Senator and Ambassador/Visiting Scholar in Residence at Texas Lutheran University
    April 28, 2009 (Profile| Details)

 2007-2008   Keynote Speakers :

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IBC Bank 2007-2008 sponsor
  • Stephen P. Magee, Ph.D. - Politicians vs. Lawyers and the Decline and Fall of the Great Superpowers
    Bayless/Enstar Professor of Finance University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
    October 17, 2007 (Profile| Details)
  • Gustavo Mohar - U.S./Mexico Migration Issues
    Secretary General, Center for Investigation and National Security, Mexico City, Mexico
    November 14, 2007 (Profile| Details)
  • Susan Ginsburg - Securing Human Mobility: Freedom of Travel in an Age of Terrorism
    Visiting Senior Policy Analyst, Migration Policy Institute, Washington, D.C.
    February 6, 2008 (Profile| Details)
  • Edward Alden - The Closing of the American Border: Border Security, the Economy and Foreign Policy After 9/11
    Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, Washington, D.C.
    March 5, 2008 (Profile| Details)
  • Dr. Karl P. Sauvant - BRICs in Competition: The Race between Brazil, Russia, India and China to Attract Foreign Investment
    Executive Director, Columbia Program on International Investment, New York, New York
    April 2, 2008 (Profile| Details)
  • Mr. Jesse J. Tyson - Energy Outlook: A View to 2030
    President, ExxonMobil Inter-America Incorporated
    February 20, 2008 (Profile| Details)

Keynote Speakers for the academic year 2006-2007:
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IBC Bank 2006-2007 sponsor

Keynote Speakers for the academic year 2005-2006:
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IBC Bank 2005-2006 sponsor

Keynote Speakers for the academic year 2003-2004:

Keynote Speakers for the academic year 2002-2003:

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