[ugrads] Fwd: Silk Road Conference at IIT - July 20th
Fred J. Hickernell
hickernell at iit.edu
Wed Jul 6 10:33:23 CDT 2011
Here is a networking opportunity, a one day conference. If you are interested, you may register and likely get a scholarship to cover your fees (see below). It may be first come, first served.
> The organizing committee is offering “scholarships” to some
> 50 IIT students to attend this conference. It is ideal for both the
> educational experience and networking. (academic development has been
> one of the founding goals for the Central Asian Productivity Research Center)
> The entire conference should be an attraction for business students
> and faculty. The afternoon legal sessions should attract law students.
> One of the presenters represents the largest law firm in the region,
> with offices throughout the region.
> Students can register on-line and indicate “IIT guest”. I’ll approve the
> We should have the revised agenda by Wednesday. We have had to delay
> publishing a revised agenda because Tajikistan is still interested and
> Afghanistan is trying to arrange something.
> Business attire required.
> Lunch is not included.
> Professor Harry lepinske
> PRESS RELEASE
> JULY 2, 2011
> CONTACT: Harry Lepinske CHICAGO HOSTS CENTRAL
> PH: 708-246-5556 ASIAN MINI SUMMIT
> E: lepinske at sbcglobal.net “Silk Road Week in Illinois”
> CHICAGO—Central Asian and Eurasian diplomats , professionals, and academicians
> will gather together in Chicago at a “Central Asian Mini-Summit” on Wednesday,
> July 20, to discuss global energy security, and regional economic development,
> and expanding business and trade opportunities.
> The “Sixth Annual Silk Road Conference” is scheduled from 8 AM, to 5 PM, on
> Wednesday, July 20, at the Conference Center of Kent School of Law, Illinois
> Institute of Technology, 565 West Adams St.
> The conference will highlight the “Silk Road Week in Illinois”. The week of
> July 18 through 22 will offer private and public events, field trips, and other
> activities focusing on Illinois’ relation to the geopolitical, business and trade aspects
> with the Silk Road region.
> The event will be highlighted by individual presentations, panel discussions focusing
> primarily on financial, economic, and legal aspect s of the region, and open discussions.
> Table top displays will be open throughout the day.
> Presenters, panelists, and visitors will represent Azerbaijan, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan,
> Afghanistan, China, and Romania (Nubucco pipeline)
> Sponsoring organizations are the Central Asian Productivity Research Center, which
> established the concept in 1999 in Turkey and Azerbaijan; World Trade Center-Illinois,
> Turkish-American Chamber of Commerce and Industry-Midwest; and the College of
> Business, Northern Illinois University, which had active and timely programs involving
> the region.
> A spokes person for the conference explained, “The ancient Silk Road, with its camel
> trade routes is changing dramatically. Today, the region is becoming a cob web of
> pipelines to expand global energy security, new roads, new railroads, and new airports.
> Cross-border business and trade is expanding constantly. Thousands of Americans
> have taken jobs in the region.”
> For information:
> Web site: www. SilkRoadConference.org
> E –mail: lepinske at sbcglobal.net
> Phone: 01- 708-246-5556
Fred J. Hickernell, Professor and Chair
Department of Applied Mathematics, Illinois Institute of Technology
E1 Bldg Rm 208, 10 West 32nd Street, Chicago, IL 60616
Email: fred at math.iit.edu, Web: www.iit.edu/~hickernell
Office Phone: 1 312 567 8983, Office Fax: 1 312 567 3135
Cell Phone: 1 630 696 8124
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