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35th Annual

March 9, 2005

keynote Speaker

Roger B. Porter
IBM Professor of Business and Government, Harvard University

The U.S. Economy in the New Millennium

Roger B. Porter is IBM Professor of Business and Government and the Master of Dunster House at Harvard University. He is also a Senior Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. His teaching and research focus on the relationship between business and government, strategic management, and domestic and international economic policy.

Mr. Porter has served for more than a decade in senior economic policy positions in the Ford, Reagan, and Bush White Houses. In the Bush White House, he served as Assistant to the President for Economic and Domestic Policy from 1989 to 1993. In the Reagan White House, Mr. Porter served as Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Office of Policy Development. In the Ford White House, he was appointed Special Assistant to the President and served as Executive Secretary of the President's Economic Policy Board.

Mr. Porter received his B.A. degree from Brigham Young University and was selected as a Rhodes Scholar and Woodrow Wilson Fellow, receiving his B.Phil. degree from Oxford University. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard.

Mr. Porter has taught government and economics at Harvard University and Oxford University, and has been on the faculty at Harvard since 1977. He has served on the board of directors or as a consultant to more than a dozen major U.S. corporations.

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