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Damond to speak on trade negotiations, March 3

A Woodrow Wilson School alumnus who has served as deputy assistant U.S. trade representative will present "A Practical Guide to Trade Negotiations: What I Learned After I Left WWS" on Wednesday, March 3.

Joseph Damond, who earned his master in public affairs degree in 1985, will speak at 4:30 p.m. in 16 Robertson. The lecture was rescheduled from Feb. 4.

Damond spent 12 years as a trade negotiator at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative in Washington. As deputy assistant, he was in charge of the overall coordination of trade policy issues pertaining to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum, the premier trade and investment policy forum in the Asia-Pacific region. He was the chief negotiator of the historic U.S.-Vietnam Bilateral Trade Agreement, which was completed in July 2000 and normalized trade relations between the former adversaries.

Damond currently is associate vice president of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America. He is responsible for formulating, supporting and implementing the public policy and government affairs strategies for the U.S. research-based pharmaceutical industry in the Asia-Pacific region.

The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs .

Contact: Lauren Robinson-Brown (609) 258-3601

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