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Presentation: The Future of the American Economy

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Thursday, March 24, 2011, 5:00 – 6:00 PM
505 E. Buck Road, Greenville, DE 19807

Proceeds to benefit UrbanPromise Wilmington


Clyde V. Prestowitz, Jr., founder and President of the Economic Strategy Institute, will discuss WHY America is losing the global economic sweepstakes and HOW it can still win.

For thirty years Mr. Prestowitz has helped shape U.S. policy on globalization and economic competitiveness. As Counselor to the Secretary of Commerce in the Reagan Administration, he led U.S. trade and investment negotiations with Japan, China, Latin America, and Europe and also served on the staff of Vice President Bush. In the 1990s, he was Vice Chairman of President Clinton’s Commission on Trade and Investment in the Asia-Pacific Region and served on the U.S. Export-Import Bank Advisory Board. Prior to joining the Commerce Department, he was a business executive with Scott Paper Company, Egon Zehnder International, and American Can Company in the United States, Europe, Japan, and throughout Asia and Latin America. Prestowitz has also been an adviser to Intel, FedEx, Ford, Chrysler, Boeing, and a number of other major corporations.

He regularly writes for leading publications, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, Fortune, and Foreign Affairs and is the author of several best-selling books including Trading Places; Asia After the Miracle; Rogue Nation; and Three Billion New Capitalists. His latest book, The Betrayal of American Prosperity: Free Market Delusions, America’s Decline, and How We Must Compete in the Post-Dollar Era, addresses how we can restore our economic leadership and excellence.

Commentary on Presetowitz:
“Prestowitz details our national slide toward third world status with such power that denial becomes no longer an option.” Andew Grove, former Chairman and CEO of Intel
“ Clyde Prestowitz offers an insightful diagnosis of the weakening of the American economy since the 1970s and presents persuasive steps to revitalize it.” George Soros
“For any serious student of our relations with Japan, Clyde Prestowitz book is a must read.” Lee Iacocca, Chairman of Chrysler
“Prestowitz gives the best explanation to date of America’s inability to compete.” David Packard, founder of Hewlett-Packard Company
“With Great Insight and Clarity, Clyde Prestowitz explains, step by step, how our politicians and business leaders betrayed America at the alter of free trade and unfettered markets.” Robert Reich, former Secretary of Labor

A Delaware native, Clyde is the brother of UrbanPromise Wilmington Director, Rob Prestowitz. Clyde is hosting this seminar as a benefit to UrbanPromise in conjunction with the UrbanPromise Silent Auction on 3/24/11. A $100 minimum donation to UrbanPromise is suggested in order to attend. The seminar will be held from 5:00 to 6:00 PM at 505 E. Buck Road in Greenville, DE in the facility of Christ Church Christiana Hundred. Advance reservations are required in order to attend. All seminar attendees are invited to attend the Silent Auction, following the seminar, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.

UrbanPromise Wilmington is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to providing children and youth with the support they need to succeed academically, grow spiritually, and prepare for leadership that will bring positive change to their own communities. Started in 1998, UrbanPromise serves over 500 low- income children and youth in the most high risk areas of Wilmington providing after school programs, free summer camp and year round employment to teens in the city. Rob Prestowitz was named one of “25 Who Matter” by the News Journal on 2/21/10.

For seminar registration, please CLICK HERE
For more information on this seminar, please log on to urbanpromise.wpengine.com or contact Lori McClain at 302.425.5502, ext. 115 or lori@urbanpromise.org.
For more information on Clyde Prestowitz or the Economic Strategy Institute, please log on to www.econstrat.org.


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