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Obama's National Export Initiative Outreach to be Presented at Duquesne University

Information on President Obama's national export initiative outreach will be presented at Duquesne University on Wednesday, Sept. 22.

The information session, offered by Duquesne’s Center for International Relations, the U.S. Commercial Service and the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Economic, Energy and Business Affairs, will focus on this new initiative aimed at increasing jobs.

“It is most appropriate to bring these issues to the attention of the Pittsburgh community, especially in light of last year’s G-20 and of the fact that we are constantly trying to globalize not only our city, but the entire region,” says Dr. Carla Lucente, director of the Center for International Relations.

The session, which is free and open to the public, is from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Room 631, Fisher Hall, Duquesne University. Speakers include David Meale, deputy director in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Economic, Energy, and Business Affairs, and Lyn Doverspike, director of the Department of Commerce’s U.S. Commercial Service in Pittsburgh.

The administration set a goal of doubling exports over the next five years by working to remove trade barriers abroad by helping small businesses and other firms to overcome hurdles to entering new export markets, assisting with financing and pursuing a government-wide approach to export advocacy abroad.

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