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The Morris W. H. (Bill) Collins Speaker Series brings leading figures of the day to the Mississippi State University campus to engage in close and personal discussions about their lives and careers. Each meeting takes place at the Mitchell Memorial Library in The Grisham Room.

Inauguration of the series

About Dr. Morris Collins


Speaker Schedule


Past Speakers

Series Speaker for March 26, 2009

Ronald Roosdorp

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Private Secretary to the Vice Prime Minister and the Minister of Economic Affairs of the Netherlands Ronald Roosdorp has been a member of the European Union (EU) Economic Policy Committee and of the EU Employment Committee. In these positions he contributed to numerous reports about socio-economic policies for the EU Council of Ministers. In his position as private secretary to the vice prime minister and the minister of Economic Affairs of the Netherlands he serves as a senior advisor on general political issues, as well as on economic issues (energy policy, telecommunications policy, competition policy, procurement policy, innovation policy). Roosdorp holds a cum laude Master’s degree in international economics from the Free University in Amsterdam and a Bachelor’s degree in international management from the HES School of Business in Amsterdam. During his presentation he compared the economies of the United States and the European Union, and explore the futures of each.

Sponsored by

Stennis Center for Public Service
The John C. Stennis Institute of Government
The Congressional and Political Research Center, MSU Library
Stennis Montgomery Association