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Drake lecture to examine U.S.-Cuba relations

September 17, 2009
On Monday, Oct. 5, Drake University will feature a lecture exploring the relations between the United States and Cuba.

Jake Colvin, from the National Foreign Trade Council, will speak at 7 p.m. in the Bulldog Theater at the Olmsted Center, 2875 University Avenue. This event is free and open to the public.

Colvin is vice president for global trade issues at The National Foreign Trade Council, a nonprofit trade association whose mission is to promote an open, rules-based international trading system.

He is also a fellow with the New Ideas Fund, a group that supports progressive approaches to U.S. national security and foreign policy.

Colvin has written for a variety of publications including the Chicago Tribune, Forbes.com, Miami Herald and Comedy Central's Indecision 2008.

He is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies and the University of Richmond.

Drake University's Center on Global Citizenship and the National Security Network are sponsors of the lecture.

For more information on this lecture and other upcoming events, visit the Drake Center on Global Citizenship's Web site at http://www.drake.edu/international/cgc/ or call 515-271-2117.