NAFTA’s 20th anniversary to be topic at Rice’s Baker Institute April 7

MEDIA ADVISORY

David Ruth
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Jeff Falk
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NAFTA’s 20th anniversary to be topic at Rice’s Baker Institute April 7
Principal negotiators of agreement and James A. Baker III to speak

HOUSTON – (April 1, 2014) – Twenty years after the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) took effect, three of the principal negotiators of the agreement — Carla Hills (United States), Jaime Serra Puche (Mexico) and Michael Wilson (Canada) — and other experts will discuss the agreement’s legacy and future at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy April 7.

This inaugural conference of the Baker Institute’s Mexico Center is open to the public.

Who: Carla Hills, chair and CEO, Hills & Company.

Jaime Serra Puche, chairman, SAI Derecho y Economia.

Michael Wilson, chairman, Barclays Capital Canada Inc.

James A. Baker III, honorary chair of the Baker Institute, who served as U.S. secretary of state during the NAFTA negotiations.

Edward Djerejian, founding director of the Baker Institute, will give welcoming remarks.

For the complete agenda and list of speakers, see http://bakerinstitute.org/events/1567.

What: “NAFTA After 20 Years” conference.

When: Monday, April 7, 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Rice University, Baker Hall, Kelly International Conference Facility, 6100 Main St.

Members of the news media who want to attend should RSVP to Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at jfalk@rice.edu or 713-348-6775.

A live webcast will be available at http://bakerinstitute.org/webcasts.

For a map of Rice University’s campus, go to www.rice.edu/maps/maps.html.

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Related materials:

Baker bio: http://bakerinstitute.org/honorary-chair-james-a-baker

Djerejian bio: http://bakerinstitute.org/experts/edward-p-djerejian

Hills bio: www.hillsandco.com

Serra Puche bio: www.sai.com.mx/en/sai-group

Wilson bio: www.chancellor.utoronto.ca

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