A Conversation with USTDA Director Leocadia Zak: Linking U.S. Businesses with Global Infrastructure Opportunities
The CSIS Project on Prosperity and Development cordially invites you to:
A Conversation with USTDA Director Leocadia Zak: A Discussion on Linking U.S. Businesses with Global Infrastructure Opportunities
Leocadia I. Zak
Director, United States Trade and Development Agency
Daniel F. Runde
Director, Project on Prosperity and Development and William A. Schreyer Chair in Global Analysis, CSIS
Monday, February 3, 2014, 10:00AM to 11:15AM
Conference Room 212-B
1616 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20036
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) helps U.S businesses create jobs through the export of their goods and services for priority development projects in emerging economies. USTDA also funds project planning activates, pilot projects, and reverse trade missions in addition to creating sustainable infrastructure and economic growth in partner countries. Join us for a conversations with USTDA Director Leocadia I. Zak on USTDA's mission, the role it plays in addressing the challenges U.S. companies face globally, and how this impacts the U.S. development agenda in emerging economies particularly in the Asia-Pacific region.
Ms. Zak was appointed by President Obama as the Director of USTDA in 2009. Prior to joining USTDA, Ms. Zak was partner in the Washington and Boston offices of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky, and Popeo, P.C., practicing in the areas of corporate, municipal and international finance. Ms. Zak was also an Adjunct Professor of Law and has taught International Project Finance at Boston University School of Law, Morin Center for Banking and Financial Law Studies and at the Georgetown University Law Center.