Malaysian Secretary-General visits CITS and SPIA
Dr. Rebecca Fatima Sta. Maria, Secretary-General of the Malaysian Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) visited the Center on Friday, September 20th. Dr. Rebecca, who completed a PhD in Human Resource Development at the University of Georgia, stopped by the Center to meet with the new SPIA Dean, Stefanie Lindquist, as well as to have detailed discussions with CITS staff on our work in Southeast Asia and amongst ASEAN states. She also met with a group of CITS undergraduate students, our Security Leadership Scholars, and SPIA students to discuss the progress of strategic trade facilitation in Malaysia. Dr. Rebecca shared her experiences in implementing strategic trade legislation in Malaysia and answered questions from the students on a wide range of trade and economic challenges faced in the region.