Reminder – You are Invited: Perspectives on the U.S. – Korea Free Trade Agreement

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Perspectives on the U.S. – Korea Free Trade Agreement

Featuring: Jose W. Fernandez, Assistant Secretary of State for

Economic, Energy, and Business Affairs

Moderated by: Kent Hughes, Director, Program on America and the Global Economy, Woodrow Wilson Center; Discussant: William E. Craft Jr., Deputy Assistant Secretary for Trade Policy and Programs; Discusant: William Krist, Senior Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center

Mr. Fernandez serves as the Assistant Secretary of State for Economic, Energy and Business Affairs. He leads the Bureau that is responsible for overseeing work on international trade and investment policy; international finance, development, and debt policy; economic sanctions and combating terrorist financing; international energy security policy; international telecommunications and transportation policies; and support for U.S. businesses and the private sector overseas.

Mr. Fernandez served as a partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins, and Global Chair of the firm’s Latin America practice. For nearly three decades, his practice has focused on Latin America, Europe and Africa, advising clients on international mergers and acquisitions, financings, trade and other matters as the economies of these regions have evolved. Mr. Fernandez was named one of the “World’s Leading Lawyers” by Chambers Global for his M&A and corporate expertise, an “Expert” in International Financial Law Review’s “Guide to the World’s Leading Project Finance Lawyers”, and one of the “World’s Leading Privatization Lawyers” by Euromoney Publications.

Assistant Secretary of State Jose W. Fernandez will speak about the United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA).  He will focus on the positive economic implications of the agreement – exports, jobs, and its impact on the American economy – as well as its strengthening of a vital strategic alliance in the Asia-Pacific.  President Obama intends to submit KORUS to Congress in the next few weeks and will work with Congress to secure its approval this spring.

Tuesday, April 19th:  3:00 to 4:30 p.m.

6th Floor Flom Auditorium, Woodrow Wilson Center

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