trade expert Clyde Prestowitz
to deliver public
lecture April 19
MANCHESTER, Ind. - Manchester College is bringing international trade
expert and author Clyde Prestowitz to campus for a public lecture at
4:30 p.m. on Monday, April 19 in Cordier Auditorium.
be more timely," said Manchester President Parker G. Marden. Mr.
Prestowitz's visit will reflect on one of the nation's most important
political issues, from a conservative perspective. In a world where none
of us can ignore the touch of globalization, his message is
industry leaders in northeast Indiana - especially those involved in
international trade - will want to hear Prestowitz's message, Marden
noted. Reservations are not necessary for the lecture.
latest book, Rogue Nation: American Unilateralism and the Failure of
Good Intentions declares that Americans must heed the global
ramifications of its actions. It discusses the disconnect between how
America views itself within the international order and how the rest of
the world views America.
Last year at
this time, the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press reported
that America's image is taking a nose dive. Clyde Prestowitz has been
issuing that alert for years. He says the international public
disappointedly views our nation as one of arrogant, self-absorbed
founder and president of the Economic Strategy Institute, a Washington
think tank on international trade policy and the effects of
globalization. He writes regularly for The New York Times, The
and Foreign Affairs and is author also of a best-seller on
U.S.-Japan relations, Trading Places.
"A man of
impeccable conservative credentials, Clyde Prestowitz directly
challenges a new orthodoxy on the right - that the U.S. should
aggressively pursue its own interests regardless of what others may
think," praises David Gergen, former White House advisor to presidents
Ford, Nixon, Reagan and Clinton. "No one writes with more authority and
love of country."
to the Secretary of Commerce for the Reagan Administration, Prestowitz
led U.S. trade and investment negotiations with Japan, China, Latin
America and Europe. He also was a senior executive with American Can Co.
and Scott Paper Co. and was vice chair of the President's Committee on
Trade and Investment in the Pacific.
He earned a
bachelor's degree from Swarthmore College, a master's from the East-West
Center of the University of Hawaii and an MBA from the Wharton Graduate
School of Business. He is fluent in Japanese, Dutch, German and French.