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January 13, 2003

Symposium explores regional connection to global economy

Photo: Lon Hatamiya

"Government in the Global Economy" is the topic of the Global Business Education Symposium on Tuesday, Feb. 11, in the California State University, Sacramento, University Union. The symposium is presented by the CSUS College of Business and cosponsored by the office of Global Education.

The free symposium will feature Lon Hatamiya, secretary of the California Technology, Trade and Commerce Agency; a panel discussion on "Is Government Doing Things Right?" and six afternoon workshops on the regional aspects of international trade. Workshop topics include:

  • "Cluster and Competitiveness: Assessing the Greater Sacramento Area from a Global Perspective"
  • "Trade and the Legislature: Prospects and Possibilities"
  • "Are Japanese Consumers 'Allergic' to the U.S. Rice?"
  • "Digital Divide in Our Own Backyard: The Role of State Government"

Full information, including a schedule of events, descriptions of each workshop and registration, is available online at The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required-and early registration is encouraged-but attendees may register the day of the event. For more information and registration, contact Ken Chinen, professor of international business, at (916) 278-6882 or at Media: For assistance, call public affairs at (916) 278-6156.



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