Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Location: Saint Mary’s University Center
2540 Park Avenue, Minneapolis
Moderated by Dr. Richard Bohr
Although people talk about the “tricks of the trade,” Devry Boughner, Cargill’s chief free trade lobbyist, says, “Through everything we do when we advocate for open markets and free trade, the focus remains on truth and transparency. Cargill has remained true to the reality that there are trade-offs that are more beneficial to some than to others.” How do we advocate for sound public policies in the face of these trade-offs? How do these issues impact Minnesota’s business climate?
At this past year's Hendrickson Forum Seminar, Devry Boughner discussed history and current free trade issues. Ms. Boughner has worked for the World Bank and in a U.S. trade representative’s office as a “cocoa, sugar, confectionery, ethanol and all natural sweeteners analyst.” She was a senior economist at the International Trade Commission (ITC) before joining Cargill eight years ago.