URI Honors Colloquium presents panel on careers in global economy Nov. 25

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KINGSTON, R.I. — November 19, 2003 — A panel on “Careers in a Global Economy,” is the Nov. 25 presentation of the University of Rhode Island’s Honors Colloquium.

The program is at 7 p.m. in Room 271 of the Chafee Social Science Center. “The Futures of Globalization” colloquium is free and open to the public.

The panelists are Rolf-Dieter F. Schnelle, consul general of Germany in Boston; Eric D. Roiter, senior vice president and general counsel of Fidelity Management and Research Co, the investment advisor arm of Fidelity Investments; Bob Kearney, vice president of finance and information technology at the Sensors and Controls Group of Texas Instruments, Attleboro, Mass. and Colin McCullough, manager of the Book Donation Program for the Sabre Foundation, Inc.

The evening is sponsored by Fidelity Investments.

Schnelle has been consul general for the Federal Republic of Germany to New England since September 2002. Prior to that he was director of International Cooperation in Higher Education in the Federal Foreign Office in Bonn/Berlin.

He also served in various diplomatic roles in Norway, Spain and Japan. Roiter joined Fidelity in 1997 and is responsible for management and provision of legal advice and services to Fidelity, specifically legal matters related to Fidelity’s family of mutual funds.

Roiter earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Rhode Island in 1970. He earned both his law degree and master of law degree from Georgetown University Law Center. He is currently an adjunct professor at Boston College Law School.

Kearney has had a long career with Texas Instruments, including several international assignments and is well versed in the issues American industry faces in today’s economy. From 1997 to 2001, he served as vice president of the Sensors & Controls Group in the Asia Business Unit, and as manager of the Interconnection Business Unit in Tokyo Japan.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Northeastern University and his master of business administration degree from Boston University.

McCullough, a native of Northern Ireland, joined Sabre as a program officer in 1993. He oversees Sabre’s book donation programs worldwide, and his responsibilities include acquisition of book donations from both publishers in the United States and Europe. Since the program was initiated in 1989, Sabre has donated more than 4 million books worth nearly $120 million. More than 40 American and European publishers participate in Sabre’s book program through ongoing donations.