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FedEx Global Ed Center Anniversary with FedEx Founder Frederick W. Smith
September 29 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The Carolina community welcomes Frederick W. Smith, founder and executive chairman of FedEx Corporation, for a special lecture celebrating the 15th anniversary of the opening of the FedEx Global Education Center. Smith will be joined by Barbara Stephenson, vice provost for global affairs and former U.S. ambassador.
In his lecture, Smith will make the case for re-engaging on free trade agreements, offering his insights into supporting sustainable global trade and managing threats to open global order.
Opened in 2007, the FedEx Global Education Center was funded in large part by a generous gift from the FedEx Corporation. Under Smith’s leadership, FedEx has become a $93.5 billion global enterprise that serves more than 220 countries and territories.
Whether you join us in-person at the Nelson Mandela Auditorium in the FedEx Global Education Center, or virtually via Zoom, please let us know how you plan to attend. Reception to follow.
This event is a Diplomatic Discussion. This is a series of in-person and virtual visits offered as part of the Diplomacy Initiative led by the Office of the Vice Provost for Global Affairs. Through this series, students gain inside perspectives from top international relations practitioners on current issues in diplomacy and international affairs through class visits, public lectures and panel discussions.