MEDIA ADVISORY-Globalization forum to focus on Nashville "In the World"

The Committee for Economic Development (CED) and Vanderbilt University are co-hosting a community town-hall forum on globalization issues and their impact on the Nashville area. The invitation-only event will bring together key local globalization experts for a timely discussion of how the world economy has a direct impact on local companies and the Nashville community. The forum is part of a major project coordinated by CED with the generous support of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and their "Americans in the World" initiative. CED recently released two reports on aspects of globalization; The Role of Women in Development and Engaging the Global Enterprise. This is the second forum in a series that has included the Dallas/Fort Worth community, and an upcoming event at Duke University in Durham, N.C.

WHAT: Globalization Town-Hall Forum

WHO: James S. Beard, President, Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation, and CED Trustee

Dr. Dan Cornfield, Vanderbilt Professor of Sociology and Acting Director of the Vanderbilt Institute for Public Policy Studies

Dr. Linda Distlerath, Vice President, Global Health Policy, Merck & Co., Inc., and CED Trustee

Dr. James Foster, Vanderbilt Professor of Economics and Director, Graduate Program in Economic Development

WHEN:Wednesday September 17, 2003 Noon to 2 p.m. luncheon

WHERE:Wyatt Center Rotunda Peabody College of education and human development Vanderbilt University

Media Contact: Princine Lewis, (615) 322-NEWS

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