Sen. Johnny Isakson to Speak on International Trade and Economic Growth

Courtney Brown

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

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 [email protected].

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.