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Georgia Southern University College of Business to Host International Visitors during the Savannah Council on World Affairs

The Georgia Southern College of Business, through the North American Mobility Program, will host Dr. Katia Romero, professor of economics, and Dr. Arturo Bocardo, department chair of economics, from the University of Veracruz (Universidad Veracruzana) during the week of April 14, 2014 and in conjunction with the Savannah Council on World Affairs on Thursday, April 17, 2014.

On Wednesday, April 16, Dr. Romero and Dr. Bocardo will tour the Georgia Southern University campus and conclude their day meeting with and speaking to the Georgia Southern College of Business student organization, the Economics Club. Thursday, the two professors will finish their campus tour with a visit to City Campus and travel to Savannah to speak at the Savannah Council on World Affairs. The program topic is “Mexico- Two Facets of a Complex State.” Drs. Romero and Bocardo will address renewable energy in Mexico and social and economic implications, respectively. Friday, April 18, the pair will conclude their visit to South Georgia meeting College of Business faculty on campus and will participate in a research seminar on, “The Economy of Mexico’s Southern Border,” given by Drs. Greg Brock and Constantin Ogloblin from the College of Business.

The University of Veracruz is located in the capital of Veracruz state, Xalapa. The large state of Veracruz also contains the city of Veracruz, Mexico’s largest port and further down the region’s coast is Latin America’s largest oil refinery. Dr. Greg Brock, professor of economics at the Georgia Southern College of Business, has connections with both Dr. Romero and Dr. Bocardo. Both professors helped Dr. Brock and his wife on visits to the University of Veracruz in 2007 and 2010, the latter of which was when Dr. Brock was a Fulbright Scholar.

The Georgia Southern College of Business is excited to host Drs. Romero and Bocardo. The North American Mobility Program is an initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Education to explore public policy issues in Mexico, Canada, and the United States. For more information about the presentation by Drs. Romero and Bocardo, please contact Angie Threatte at 912.478.2570 or


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