Members of the public are invited to a free talk this month by Drake University alumna Darci Vetter, chief agricultural negotiator for the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.
Ambassador Vetter, who served as deputy under secretary for the United States Department of Agriculture prior to joining the U.S. Trade Representative, will speak with 25 young African professionals who are studying at Drake this summer as part of the U.S. State Department’s Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders.
The event will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, in Sussman Theater on the lower level of Drake’s Olmsted Center, 2875 University Ave. Vetter will discuss issues involving U.S. agricultural trade with Africa, as well her career path and current responsibilities. A Q&A session will follow her prepared remarks.
Vetter was Student Body President during her time at Drake. She received a bachelor’s degree from the University in 1996 and went on to earn a master’s degree from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University.