Come Hear a Speaker from the U.S. Department of State on Monday, June 18 at 12:30 in 175

Come join us for a lunch break on Monday, June 18 at noon in room 175 to hear an exciting speaker, Jack A. Bobo, JD, MS, who serves as Senior Advisor for Biotechnology in the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.  Mr. Bobo also serves as the Chief of the Department's Biotechnology and Textile Trade Policy Division.

Mr. Bobo works on trade policy, food security, climate change, and development issues related to agricultural science and technology, including agricultural biotechnology.  He has global responsibilities and travels frequently to Asia, Africa and Europe.

Mr. Bobo is responsible for developing and implementing U.S. trade policy related to new technologies and working with foreign governments to address regulatory barriers to U.S. agricultural exports. He also works closely with officials from developing countries to support the development of biosafety legislation and facilitate technology transfer to increase agricultural productivity, improve food security and respond to climate change through mitigation and adaptation.

Mr. Bobo will be speaking about opportunities with the Federal Government and the application process in addition to other topics.

Pizza will be served.  Please RSVP to Debra Reh at by noon on Friday if you plan to attend.