The annual Jacob Abraham and Mildred Amelia Baron Lecture features David Foster, president of Cooper's Ferry Partnership, who will discuss his experiences in both Camden and Afghanistan during the talk "Finding Balance: Public and Private Sector Roles in Economic Development."
Through his work with Cooper's Ferry Partnership, Foster helps to facilitate the revival of the city by promoting an environment where people choose to live, work, and invest. He previously served as president and CEO of the Greater Camden Partnership. During January through July 2012, Foster deployed to Afghanistan as the lead economic development officer for NATO's counter-corruption and organized crime task force. A former infantry officer in the U.S. Army's Airborne Division, he has served as a reservist in the Army's Stability Operations Division at the Pentagon.
The lecture will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 18 in room 204 of the law school.