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Managing Current Trade Trends: The Red Sea and Global Trade

  • Thursday, June 13, 2024
  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Virtual

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Managing Current Trade Trends:

The Red Sea and Global Trade


When dealing with Global Trade, the Red Sea plays an integral role. Come join us as we learn more about:  

    -The importance of trade on the Red Sea and the disruptions on this vital waterway

    -The impact of the disruptions on global economic growth

    -"Tyranny of Distance" and limiting factors.

    -How trade networks are supporting customers with alternative solutions 

    -Increasing agility and innovative supply chain strategies in the midst of geopolitical tensions

    -International cooperation for maintaining freedom of maritime navigation

    Free to all Current ITC members! Only $15 to any non-members. To become a member today and register for free click here!


    Date: Thursday, June 13th, 2024

    Time: 10:00 AM

    Place: Virtual



    Gary Hobin

    Assistant Professor 

    DJIMO at CGSC

    Mr. Gary Hobin is an assistant professor in the Department of Joint, Interagency, and Multinational Operations (DJIMO) at the US Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC), where he has been teaching for over twenty years. Prior to that, he served as a Foreign Service Officer at US Embassies in Damascus, Syria, and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He left the Foreign Service in 1997, remaining overseas as a security manager and Certified Protection Professional (CPP) with American firms in Saudi Arabia. 

    Mr. Hobin is a retired Army infantry officer. His active Army service included tours in Germany, the Kingdom of Jordan, and multiple Army posts in the United States, culminating with assignment to US Army Central Command (USARCENT) with which he deployed to Saudi Arabia for Operations DESERT SHIELD/DESERT STORM.  While on active duty, he trained as a Foreign Area Officer, specializing in Arabic and the Middle East. 

    He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and holds a Master’s Degree in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Chicago.  Among his other accomplishments, he is a pretty good teller of ghost stories.



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