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Sen. Johnny Isakson to speak on international trade and economic growth

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Sen. Johnny Isakson to speak on international trade and economic growth

Monday, March 30, 2015

Writer: Courtney Brown, 706-542-5172, lawprstu@uga.edu Contact: Laura Tate Kagel, 706-542-5141, lkagel@uga.edu

Sen. Johnny Isakson to speak on international trade and economic growth

Athens, Ga. – U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson will give a lecture on international trade and economic growth on April 10 at 12:30 p.m. in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall on the University of Georgia campus. The event, hosted by the UGA School of Law’s Dean Rusk Center for International Law and Policy, is free and open to the public, but registration for lunch is required by April 8 to lkagel@uga.edu.

Isakson, who is currently serving his second term in the U.S. Senate, is the only Republican senator to chair two committees in the 114th Congress: the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs and the Senate Select Committee on Ethics. He is also a member of the Senate Committee on Finance, which has jurisdiction over taxes, trade, Medicare and Social Security and which plays a critical role in the debate over cutting spending and reducing our nation’s debt. Additionally, he is a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, and the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.

The former president of Northside Realty, Isakson served 17 years in the Georgia state legislature and two years as chairman of the Georgia Board of Education. He also served three terms in the U.S. House of Representatives before his election to the U.S. Senate.

Co-sponsored by the student organization Georgia Association of Law and Politics, the event will include a light lunch buffet that will start at 12:15 p.m.

UGA School of Law Consistently regarded as one of the nation’s top public law schools, the UGA School of Law was established in 1859. With an accomplished faculty, which includes authors of some of the country’s leading legal scholarship, Georgia Law offers three degrees—the Juris Doctor, the Master of Laws and the Master in the Study of Law—and is home to the renowned Dean Rusk Center for International Law and Policy. Its advocacy program is counted among the nation’s best, winning four national championships in 2013-14 alone. For more information, see www.law.uga.edu.

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Note to editors: An image of Isakson is available at http://multimedia.uga.edu/media/images/Johnny_Isakson_2015.jpg.

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