Coming soon: Pacific welcomes U.S. Ambassador Peter Allgeier
On Monday, Oct. 20, Ambassador Peter Allgeier will speak at the Janet Leigh Theatre. This event, sponsored by Pacific’s School of International Studies, is titled “The Services Revolution: America’s International Advantage?”
Allgeier became the president of the Coalition of Service Industries in September of 2012 after serving at the Office of United States Trade Representative as a negotiator for U.S. trade initiatives for nearly three decades.
Allgeier graduated cum laude from Brown University with an A.B. in international relations and went on to earn a Master’s in international relations from Johns Hopkins University.
According to the Coalition of Service Industries website, “During his career at USTR, Allgeier has conducted major negotiations with countries throughout Asia, Europe (including the former Soviet Union), the Middle East, and Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as multilateral negotiations in the United Nations, the World Trade Organization, and its predecessor organization, the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade.
These negotiations have included: free trade agreements; elimination/reduction of foreign tariffs and non-tariff barriers on U.S. goods and services; bilateral investment treaties; improvements in foreign laws governing patents, trademarks and copyrights; government procurement; removal of foreign export subsidies; and treaties normalizing U.S. trade and investment relations with the countries of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.”
Allgeier has received many honors for his work in his field. In 1988, President Reagan awarded him with the Presidential Distinguished Rank Award. He is also the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from Washington International Trade Association and Woodrow Wilson Distinguished Alumnus Award from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.
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