Wed. 14/10. FPRC.

Come join the best minds in business, politics and investment as they debate and analyze political risk mitigation strategies at the conference “Managing Political Risk,” which will take place Friday, October 23rd at The Fletcher School, Tufts University. Conference panelists will include OPIC executives Rod Morris, Vice President Political Risk Insurance, and Barbara Day, Acting Vice President Investment Funds.

Sponsored by The Center for Emerging Market Enterprises, the Fletcher Political Risk Forum at The Fletcher School, Tufts University with support from ExxonMobil, this Boston forum will bring together over 100 professionals and feature panels on energy and resource nationalism, business intelligence, investment and trade finance in conflict affected countries, and political risk insurance. Two keynote speakers, Dr. Louis Wells, Professor of International Management at Harvard Business School, and Dr. Llewellyn Howell, Emeritus Professor of International Management at Thunderbird School of Global Management will open the morning and afternoon sessions, respectively.

To register and for more information, including a schedule and list of panelists, please visit: http://fletcher.tufts.edu/politicalrisk09/. For additional insight on the conference content, visit the conference blog at http://blogs.uit.tufts.edu/managingpoliticalrisk/. Registration for this event will close COB Tuesday, October 20th.

OPIC was established as an agency of the U.S. government in 1971. It helps U.S. businesses invest overseas, fosters economic development in new and emerging markets, complements the private sector in managing risks associated with foreign direct investment, and supports U.S. foreign policy. Because OPIC charges market-based fees for its products, it operates on a self-sustaining basis at no net cost to taxpayers.

OPIC’s political risk insurance and financing help U.S. businesses of all sizes invest in more than 150 emerging markets and developing nations worldwide. Over the agency's 38-year history, OPIC has supported $188 billion worth of investments that have helped developing countries to generate over 830,000 host-country jobs. OPIC projects have also generated $72 billion in U.S. exports and supported more than 273,000 American jobs.

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