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United States Trade Representative Robert E. Lighthizer

November 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Virtual Event

The Dole Institute is pleased to welcome United States Trade Representative Robert E. Lighthizer for a special live-streamed event. “We are extremely excited to welcome Ambassador Lighthizer to the institute,” said Director Bill Lacy. “We have never before had a cabinet member of a seated U.S. President as a guest. Bob worked with President Ronald Reagan and Senator Bob Dole on trade issues. He also worked on Senator Dole’s 1988 presidential campaign, where I first met him.”

This program is closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.

This special program will be live-streamed to the institute’s YouTube channel and to its website, www.doleinstitute.org. Due to continuing concerns regarding the novel coronavirus pandemic, the program will only be available online. Follow the Dole Institute on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter for updates regarding this and future programming.

Robert E. Lighthizer was sworn in as the 18th United States Trade Representative on May 15, 2017. An experienced trade negotiator and litigator, Lighthizer recently led successful negotiations on the USMCA, U.S.-China Phase One agreement, and the U.S.-Japan Trade agreement.

Lighthizer served as Deputy USTR for President Ronald Reagan. During his tenure, Lighthizer negotiated over two dozen bilateral international agreements, including agreements on steel, automobiles, and agricultural products.  As Deputy USTR, he also served as Vice Chairman of the Board of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation.

Before becoming Deputy USTR, Lighthizer was Chief of Staff of the United States Senate Committee on Finance for Chairman Bob Dole. In this position, he was a key player in enacting the Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981 and other elements of the Reagan economic program.

This special program will be live-streamed to the institute’s YouTube channel and its website, www.doleinstitute.org. Due to continuing concerns regarding the novel coronavirus pandemic, the program will only be available online. Follow the Dole Institute on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter for updates regarding this and future programming.

The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics is dedicated to promoting political and civic participation as well as civil discourse in a bipartisan, philosophically balanced manner. It is located on K.U.’s West Campus and houses the Dole Archive and Special Collections. Through its robust public programming, congressional archive, and museum, the Dole Institute strives to celebrate public service and the legacies of U.S. Senators Bob Dole and Elizabeth Dole.

 

The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics is dedicated to promoting political and civic participation as well as civil discourse in a bipartisan, philosophically balanced manner. It is located on KU’s West Campus and houses the Dole Archive and Special Collections. Through its robust public programming, congressional archive, and museum, the Dole Institute strives to celebrate public service and the legacies of US Senators Bob Dole and Elizabeth Dole.

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Date:
November 19
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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