RIT Professor to Testify on Outsourcing before National Commission, Jan. 13




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Ronil Hira, assistant professor of public policy at Rochester Institute of Technology, will testify before the U.S. China Economic and Security Review Commission on Thursday, Jan. 13, in Seattle. The hearing will examine the impact of U.S.-China trade and investment in Pacific Northwest industries, such as aviation, aerospace and information technology.

The U.S. China Economic and Security Review Commission is an independent agency created by Congress in 2000. The commission monitors national security implications resulting from the economic relationship between the United States and China, and provides recommendations for legislative and administrative action.

Hira, an expert on offshore outsourcing issues, is vVice president of career activities for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers-USA. He has twice testified on offshore outsourcing of high-skilled jobs before the House of Representative's Committee on Small Business on behalf of IEEE-USA.

Hira's research focuses on engineering workforce issues, technology policy and industrial policy. His forthcoming book, Outsourcing America: What's Behind Our National Crisis and How We Can Reclaim American Jobs, will be published by the American Management Association in May.

For more information about the U.S. China Economic and Security Review Commission, visit www.uscc.gov.