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April 18, 2006

Renowned Journalist To Discuss China, India, Trade Challenges April 24

Bruce Stokes, internationally renowned economic journalist and staff correspondent for "National Journal," will speak from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. on Monday, April 24, in W401 Pappajohn Business Building (PBB). Stokes' speech, "The Challenges that China and India Pose on U.S. Trade," is sponsored by the  Institute for International Business and the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies (CAPS).

Stokes is the international economics columnist for the National Journal, a Washington-based public policy magazine. He is also one of the authors of the "Global Attitudes Project" and is coauthor, with Andrew Kohut, of the forthcoming book "America Against the World: How We Are Different and Why We Are Disliked," about American exceptionalism and the role American values play in anti-Americanism. A former senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and currently a journalism fellow at the German Marshall Fund, Stokes is a member of the Trans-Atlantic Policy Network, a member of the Swiss-based Evian Group on world trade and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Stokes was recently chosen by "International Economy" magazine as one of the most influential China watchers in the American press. In 1995, he was picked by "Washingtonian Magazine" as one of the "Best on Business" reporters in Washington. In 1989, Stokes won the John Hancock award for excellence in business and economics reporting for his series on the impact of the rising yen on the Japanese economy.

The lecture is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served. For more information or for special accommodations, contact Terry Boles at

The Institute for International Business (IIB) is affiliated with the UI Henry B. Tippie College of Business. The Institute coordinates and augments resources at the Tippie College of Business in order to enhance the growth and development of international business education and to promote Iowa's current and future economic interests by increasing the international skills in business and educational communities, and by strengthening the link between academic research and Iowa corporations.

CAPS' mission is to promote teaching, research and outreach related to East and Southeast Asia and it is part of International Programs, which consists of a number of offices, centers, degree programs, academic programs, research projects and services. Organized under the associate provost for academic programs and dean of International Programs, these units serve to further internationalize the campus and community and promote global scholarship, research and teaching.

STORY SOURCE: University News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

CONTACTS: Media: Lois Gray, 319-335-2026,; Program: Terry Boles,;; Writer: Kelli Andresen