Cameron University Business Research Center to host business forum focusing on America’s role in global economic leadership

Cameron University’s Bill W. Burgess, Jr. Business Research Center (BBRC) will host “America’s Place in the World: Are We Forfeiting Global Economic Leadership?”, a public forum, on Thursday, November 2 at 2 p.m. in the CETES Conference Center. The keynote presentations will be delivered by Dr. Mitchell Smith and Dr. Rebecca Cruise, both of whom are from the College of International Studies at the University of Oklahoma. The forum, which is held in conjunction with Academic Festival X: American Identities in the 21st Century, is open to the public at no charge.

“American’s place in the world economy continues to face international challenges,” says Dr. Syed Ahmed, Director, BBRC. “During this business forum, we will examine the impact that potential trade policies might have on the U.S. reputation as a leader in the global economy.”

Smith will address the emerging trade policies of the U.S. and the extent to which these policies do or do not advance prosperity and American interests. He will also discuss the role of transnational institutions like the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank and their importance to the United States as well as the global role of the U.S. dollar and the place of the U.S. in the global economy relative to China and to the European Union. Smith serves as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs in the College of International Studies at OU and is also Max and Heidi Berry Chair, Department of International and Area Studies.

Cruise will explore the changing dynamics of U.S. leadership on the world stage from a political and social perspective. She will discuss how the U.S. has engaged in various global issues and the responses to those decisions.  Cruise will also discuss the importance of freedom of the press around the world and will highlight the role of U.S. leadership on the issue. Assistant Dean of the College of International Studies at the University of Oklahoma, Cruise specializes in security studies and comparative politics focusing on issues of security community development, international organizations, post-conflict resolution, political participation and gender.

For more information, contact Dr. Syed Ahmed at 580-581-2430.

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October 16, 2017