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Xavier Neira to Speak on U.S. – Mexican Trade Relations

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Contact:
Nani Pybus    Phone: 405-744-5749
International Outreach    Email: pybus@okstate.edu
School of International Studies
Oklahoma State University
Wes Watkins Center
Stillwater, OK 74078

 The Oklahoma State University School of International Studies is bringing to OSU Mr. Xavier Neira, Chairman of the State of Oklahoma Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.  

Mr. Neira will be the featured speaker for a School of International Studies Global Briefing Series event at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 19 in the Wes Watkins Center Auditorium.  The title of Neira’s lecture is “U.S. – Mexican Trade Relations.”  A reception follows.  The Wes Watkins Center is located at the intersection of Hall of Fame and Washington on the OSU-Stillwater campus.  

Neira is Vice President of Special Projects for Rooney Holdings, Inc., a privately held corporation in Oklahoma.  His projects include development and implementation of strategic business improvement plans, performing market analyses to define new business opportunities and general business development, as well as being responsible for government affairs and community relations.  He is currently involved in community work with the Advancement of Hispanic Students in Higher Education Task Force, the State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and was previously Chairman of the Board for both the Greater Tulsa Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Tulsa Metro Chamber of Commerce.  Mr. Neira was born in Mexico and holds a B.S. degree from Texas A&M University.

The Global Briefing Series and reception are free and open to the public.

The mission of the School of International Studies is to provide a university-wide focus to expand international opportunities in instruction, research, and outreach for individuals and organizations seeking a greater understanding and involvement in international affairs.  The School is part of the International Education and Outreach unit, which helps carry out OSU’s mission of providing educational programs and services beyond traditional campus boundaries.  

The School of International Studies coordinates academic programs and opportunities with colleges and departments system wide.  School components include International Outreach, the English Language Institute, Study Abroad, a Peace Corps recruiting office, Fulbright Resource Center, Mexico Liaison Office, and a Graduate Program offering an M.S. and Certificate in International Studies and the Master’s International Peace Corps degree.  More than 145 OSU faculty members participate in School activities.

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