Media Advisory: Former World Bank President Zoellick to discuss North American trade policy at Rice’s Baker Institute March 15

By Newsroom America Feeds at 5 Mar 2018 Rice University Office of Public Affairs / News & Media Relations


David Ruth 713-348-6327

Jeff Falk 713-348-6775

Former World Bank President Zoellick to discuss North American trade policy at Rice’s Baker Institute March 15

HOUSTON – (March 5, 2018) – Former World Bank President Robert Zoellick will discuss North American trade policy in a global and historical context at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy March 15. He will examine both the economic potential and challenges of the U.S.-Mexico relationship. by the Baker Institute’s Mexico Center ( as part of its McLarty Lecture Series, the event is free and open to the public but registration is required. This event is also part of a 25th anniversary commemorative series featuring the centers and research of the Baker Institute.

Who: Robert Zoellick ( , former president of the World Bank (2007-12), former U.S. deputy secretary of state (2005-06) and former U.S. trade representative (2001-05). Thomas F. McLarty III ( , for whom the lecture series is named, will introduce Zoellick and moderate the conversation.

What: An event titled “McLarty Lecture Series: A Conversation With The Honorable Robert Zoellick.”

When: Thursday, March 15, 6:30-8 p.m.

Where: Rice University, Baker Hall, Doré Commons, 6100 Main St.

The Mexico Center’s McLarty Lecture Series features scholars and leaders with insight into the challenging policy issues affecting U.S.-Mexico relations, such as trade, energy, infrastructure, immigration, security and public safety, and the rule of law. The series is named for McLarty to honor his distinguished record of business leadership and public service.

The public must RSVP for the event at ( .

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

For a map of Rice University’s campus with parking information, go to ( . Media are advised to park in the Central Campus Garage.


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Founded in 1993, Rice University’s Baker Institute ranks among the top three university-affiliated think tanks in the world. As a premier nonpartisan think tank, the institute conducts research on domestic and foreign policy issues with the goal of bridging the gap between the theory and practice of public policy. The institute’s strong track record of achievement reflects the work of its endowed fellows, Rice University faculty scholars and staff, coupled with its outreach to the Rice student body through fellow-taught classes — including a public policy course — and student leadership and internship programs. Learn more about the institute at ( or on the institute’s blog,

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