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April 8, 1999

Middlebury College Geonomics Center for International Studies to Host Talk on "Ethics, Business, and Corruption" and Panel Discussion on "Year of the Euro"

Middlebury College's Geonomics Center for International Studies will host a policy leadership seminar, "Ethics, Business, and Corruption," by Pedro J. Pick on Monday, April 12, at 4:30 p.m. On Friday, April 16, at 4:30 p.m., a roundtable discussion titled "Year of the Euro" will also be offered. Both events are free and open to the public, and will take place in the Geonomics Center located on Hillcrest Road, off College Street (Route 125).

Pedro J. Pick is at Geonomics as part of the College's Executive-in-Residence Program. A multilingual, international businessman, Pick has an extensive background in management and management consulting in the chemicals, packaging, banking, and agribusiness industries. He has worked in Latin America, Europe, and the United States. Pick's management, consulting, and training experience includes assistance in organizational, strategic, and operational issues for leading Latin American industrial and financial groups. In the early 1990s, he was involved in the privatization process in Eastern Europe.

"Year of the Euro," on April 16, will offer a broad view of the impact of the Euro--a unit of currency adopted in January of 1999 by all member countries of the European Union--on life in Europe, including politics, business, economics, and the media. "Year of the Euro" panelists are John B. Richardson, deputy head of the European Union Delegation of the European Commission to the U.S.; Robert Thomson, U.S. managing editor of Financial Times; Malte Krueger, Lecturer and Bradley Fellow at the University of Western Ontario economics department; Mitchell Smith, assistant professor of political science at Middlebury College; Patrick Crowley, assistant professor of economics at Middlebury College; moderator: Edward C. Knox, College professor of French and director of European studies at Middlebury College.

For more information, contact Charlotte Tate, Geonomics development and events coordinator, at 802-443-5795 or tate@middlebury.edu.

Schedule of Events

Monday, April 12 Policy Leadership Seminar: "Ethics, Business, and Corruption"

4:30 p.m. Speaker: Executive-in-Residence Pedro J. Pick

Location: Geonomics Center for International Studies at Middlebury College, Hillcrest Road, off College Street (Route 125)

Friday, April 16 Roundtable Discussion: "Year of the Euro"

4:30 p.m. Panelists: John B. Richardson, deputy head of the European Union Delegation of the European Commission to the U.S.; Robert Thomson, U.S. managing editor of the Financial Times; Malte Krueger, Lecturer and Bradley Fellow at the University of Western Ontario economics department; Mitchell Smith, assistant professor of political science at Middlebury College; Patrick Crowley, assistant professor of economics at Middlebury College; moderator: Edward C. Knox, College professor of French and director of European studies at Middlebury College.

Location: Geonomics Center for International Studies at Middlebury College, Hillcrest Road, off College Street (Route 125)