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SUNY Plattsburgh to Hold Distinguished Canadian Address Monday, Nov. 26

03:49pm EST, 20 Nov 2012

Picture of Michael HawesPLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Nov. 20, 2012) ‐‐ Dr. Michael Hawes, chief executive officer of Fulbright Canada, will deliver the Distinguished Canadian Address Monday, Nov. 26.

Hawes’ presentation, “Economics, Politics, Pipelines and the Election: Canada-U.S. Relations in an Increasingly Complex World,” will take place from 3 to 3:55 p.m. in Krinovitz Recital Hall, Hawkins Hall, at SUNY Plattsburgh.

An annual event sponsored by The Development Corporation and SUNY Plattsburgh’s Center for the Study of Canada, the Distinguished Canadian Address is designed to recognize individuals who have made a profoundly positive contribution to Canadian public life. This initiative provides a forum that showcases professors, business leaders and government officials. They offer public lectures on a wide range of Canadian issues as well as relations between Canada and the United States.

“We look forward to engaging Dr. Hawes on issues of importance to our center, the City of Plattsburgh and the entire North Country community,” said Dr. Christopher Kirkey, director of the Center for the Study of Canada.

Canada and the United States benefit from the largest trading relationship in the world, and, in fact, Canada is the fourth largest source of foreign investment in the United States, according to Paul A. Grasso Jr., president and CEO of The Development Corporation.

The Development Corporation “is proud to be sponsoring public lectures that help to inform and engage the community with respect to the importance of Canada-U.S. relations to our local economic development and expansion efforts,” Grasso said.

About the Speaker

Hawes is a professor of political science, an advocate of international education and an alumnus of the Fulbright program. He assumed the leadership of Fulbright Canada in September 2001.

He is chief executive officer of the Foundation for Educational Exchange between Canada and the United States, executive director of the Canada - U.S. Fulbright Program and executive director of the Killam Fellowships Program. Under his direction, Fulbright Canada has witnessed dramatic growth in its programs and in the number of students and scholars that the program supports.

Since 1985, he has been a professor of international relations (currently on leave) in the political studies department at Queen's University in Kingston. He also holds an appointment at the Queen's School of Business, where he currently teaches in the area of cross-cultural negotiation. During the 1999-2000 academic year Hawes was the J. William Fulbright distinguished professor of international and area studies at the University of California at Berkeley and the John A. Sproul senior research fellow in Canadian studies. In the spring of 2010, he was visiting research chair and professor at the Center for Public Diplomacy in the Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California.

Hawes chairs the board of the McGill Institute for Studies in International Development and belongs to a number of national and international educational organizations. He has also sat on a number of national advisory committees and on ministerial advisory boards.

He holds a Ph.D. in political science from York University in Toronto, a master’s in international affairs from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University, and a bachelor’s in economics and history from the University of Toronto. He has published widely on foreign policy, political culture, international economic relations, regional integration and related subjects.

For additional information, please call Cherice G. Granger, executive administrative coordinator, Center for the Study of Canada at SUNY Plattsburgh, at 518‐564‐2384 or email her at Cherice.Granger@plattsburgh.edu.

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About The Development Corporation

The Development Corporation is a private not-for-profit economic development corporation with a 50-year legacy of supporting job creation in Clinton County. The corporation owns and operates three industrial parks and acts as a resource for its tenants and perspective clients looking to expand or grow their businesses.

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