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Gorton Center Discussion Series: International Trade: Urban-Rural Divide

On March 26, the Slade Gorton International Policy Center held a panel discussion with Hon. Gary Locke and Congressman Dan Newhouse. Ambassador Locke is a former Ambassador to China, former U.S. Secretary of Commerce, and former Governor of Washington State. Congressman Newhouse currently serves in the U.S House of Representative for Washington’s 4th Congressional District and formerly served as Washington State’s director for the Department of Agriculture. The panel discussed the impact of international trade, and its relevant policies, on the urban/rural divide nationally and in Washington State.

This program was planned and implemented by the students of the Gorton Center Global Leaders Program, a year-long leadership development program for undergraduate, graduate and law students from the Puget Sound area. Please join us for a roundtable discussion, moderated by former U.S. Senator Slade Gorton, as the panel discusses the impacts of the urban/rural divide on international trade.

For questions regarding the event, please contact Bruno Fiorentini at

The Slade Gorton International Policy Center will be the living legacy of Senator Gorton’s extraordinary contributions to the Nation and Washington State. The Gorton Center will have three research priorities. First, the Gorton Center will incorporate and build on ongoing NBR initiatives to sponsor research in economics and trade, energy security, energy and the environment, and other important issues.

For more information on the Slade Gorton International Policy Center or to provide financial support to the Gorton Center, please contact:

Mariana Parks
Slade Gorton International Policy Center

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