International Relations Task Force: Meeting Summary
September 29-October 1, 2011
NCSL’s International Relations Task Force (IRTF) convened in conjunction with NCSL’s Executive Committee Meeting in Quebec. This is the second year of the IRTF and fitting for the group to meet in Quebec, as the first international host of their meeting. Quebec proved to be an enjoyable place for the task force to meet and was an ideal city to offer the task force members firsthand experience of international relations, the focus of the task force. During the meeting, the task force was privileged to have Members of the Quebec National Assembly and Government join them. Additionally, Mr. Tom Patton of Philips Electronics North America provided information on foreign investment in the states, which began the task force’s investigation into policy areas affecting the states in the international arena.