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Enviro-Mich message from "Erin McDonough" <McDonough@nwf.org>

"Michigan: A Global Leader"

Friday November 19, 2004
Kellogg Center, East Lansing - Michigan State University

 The Michigan and the World Coalition is hosting the second annual
statewide conference on global issues, "Michigan: A Global Leader". This
day-long conference will present expert analysis of issues and trends in
international trade, with breakout sessions to examine trade impacts on
the environment, human health, economic development and public
diplomacy. Highly recognized specialists in labor, business, government,
non-profit, and academia will spearhead presentations to discuss
Michigan's vital links with the world.

Breakout Sessions Include:

- Implications of Free Trade Agreements on Michigan, Canada, and
Mexico's Economic Development

- Michigan and the International Economy: Globalization, Food Safety
and Security

- Managing the Great Lakes in a Global Economy

- Public Diplomacy: A World at Risk

- Global Free Trade - Opportunities and Challenges for Michigan 

 - Protecting Great Lakes Water and Industry from Invasive Alien

 Speakers include representatives from the Consulate General of Canada
at Detroit; NAFTA Trade Affairs Office, Embassy of Mexico; Michigan
Department of Agriculture; National Wildlife Federation; Office of the
Great Lakes, MDEQ; Coalition for American Leadership Abroad; National
Council for International Visitors; Sister Cities International;
Returned Peace Corps Volunteers; Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority;
Labor and Industrial Relations Department, MSU; Michigan Economic
Development Corporation.

The registration for the conference is $35 with a special student rate
of $15. Those registering after November 13 should add $10 to the fee. 

www.michiganandtheworld.org or send an email to mwc@mml.org .

Please contact Marisa Rinkus, rinkus@nwf.org with any questions.


The Michigan and the World Coalition was formed in 2003 by diverse
institutions, professionals and international exchange/global education
non-profit groups who share a common vision to strengthen and support
nonprofit international NGOs statewide.  MWC continues to actively
expand its representation by seeking participation from colleges,
universities, corporations, health care and economic interests from
across the state. 

 Coalition Members represent a diverse group of constituents from
across the state. Organizations include Center for Advanced Study of
International Development, Michigan State University; Center for
International Business Education and Research, Michigan State
University; Kalamazoo- based Colleagues International; Greater Lansing
United Nations Association; International Visitors Council of
Metropolitan Detroit; Lansing Regional Sister Cities Commission;
Michigan League of Women Voters; Michigan Municipal League; National
Wildlife Federation; SE Michigan Returned Peace Corps Volunteers; and
the Women and International Development Program, Michigan State



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