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Ernesto Zadillo, former president of Mexico, to speak at UC Berkeley Feb. 13

09 February 2004


Contact: Janet Gilmore
(510) 642-5685 jeg@pa.urel.berkeley.edu

Ernesto Zedillo, the former president of Mexico, will deliver a lecture titled "Fostering or frustrating globalization, that is the question." The event is sponsored by the University of California, Berkeley, Center for Latin American Studies, and the Office of the Chancellor. It is open to the public and free of charge.

Friday, Feb. 13. 4 to 5 p.m.

Doe Memorial Library, the Morrison Reading Room, UC Berkeley
(The Morrison room is located at the library's north entrance)

As president of Mexico from 1994 through 2000, Zedillo has been
credited with strengthening democratic institutions in that country, reforming its domestic economy, promoting political stability and expanding Mexico's ties to countries around the world.

Zedillo is now a professor of international economics at Yale University and director of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization. He is co-coordinator of the United Nations' Millennium Development Goals Task Force on the Multilateral Trading System and co-chairman of the UN Commission on the Private Sector and Development.