U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai poses for her official portrait Thursday, May 6, 2021, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Stephanie Chasez)

— Morgan State University will welcome U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Katherine Tai to its Northeast Baltimore campus for a special engagement with University officials, faculty and students. Paramount to the Ambassador’s visit will be a roundtable discussion with students and faculty from various schools and disciplines associated with trade and commerce. Moderated by Morgan professor and MSNBC commentator, Dr. Jason Johnson, the roundtable with Ambassador Tai will focus on the need to create inclusive trade policy that expands economic prosperity to historically overlooked and marginalized communities.

The visit marks the third representative from the Biden-Harris Administration this month to come to Morgan. Recently, Sec. of Commerce, Gina M. Raimondo visited the campus as part of Goldman Sachs new small business export partnership at Morgan and U.S. Secretary of the Army Christine Wormuth toured Morgan’s research laboratories, and officiated an ROTC recognition event.

Advancing racial equity and supporting Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are top priorities for the Biden-Harris Administration. Ambassador Tai’s visit to Morgan is anchored in this commitment and will provide ample opportunity for the Ambassador to engage with representatives within the Morgan Community (administration, faculty and students) in a meaningful and productive setting.



WHAT:    U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Katherine Tai Visits Morgan

WHEN:    February 28, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. EST

WHERE:   Earl S. Richardson Library

    4th Floor Conference Room 

    1700 East Coldspring Lane

    Baltimore, MD 21251

(Parking: Morgan Commons Garage adjacent to the University Student Center and Hughes Stadium.)


  • Ambassador Katherine Tai, U.S. Trade Representative
  • Honorable Brand Scott, Mayor of Baltimore City (invited to attend)
  • Dr. David K. Wilson, President of Morgan State University
  • Dr. Hongtao Yu, Provost for Morgan State University
  • Dr. Jason Johnson, Politics and Journalism Professor at Morgan, MSNBC Commentator



About Morgan State University:

Morgan State University, founded in 1867, is a Carnegie-classified high research (R2) institution offering nearly 140 academic programs leading to degrees from the baccalaureate to the doctorate. As Maryland’s Preeminent Public Urban Research University, and the only university to have its entire campus designated as a National Treasure by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Morgan serves a multiethnic and multiracial student body and seeks to ensure that the doors of higher education are opened as wide as possible to as many as possible. For more information about Morgan State University, visit www.morgan.edu.

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