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EU-US Distinguished Business and Politics Lecture Series 

Under the sponsorship of UT-Austin’s European Union Center of Excellence, the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) and the Center for European Studies (CES) at UT Austin are jointly presenting a series of lectures addressing topics relating to the economic and political relationship between the US and the EU.  The series, whose purpose is to bring attention to our shared economic interests, features presentations from leading business and political figures on topics that will

  • promote student and faculty dialogue on these two important regions and trading partners
  • encourage discussion between the university, the business community and the broader public

Second Lecture in the EU-US Distinguished Business and Politics Lecture Series

Matt Jones

Glamour and Grit: The Marketing of a Formula One Race Team

Matt Jones, Head of Marketing Services
AT&T Williams Formula One Racing Team

Thursday, January 19, 2012 at 4:00 p.m.
GSB 2.126


Following the lecture in the Hall of Honors
Cost: FREE

You can find a recap of the presentation on the The Austin Grand Prix website.

Matt Jones is the Head of Marketing Services for the AT&T Williams Formula One racing team.  He is responsible for the strategy and execution of team sponsorships and partnering, matching the assets of Williams F1 to each partner's commercial objectives. Matt’s team of 26 employees executes partnering and sponsorship through the functions of Account Management, Event Hospitality, Paddock Hospitality, the Williams F1 Conference Centre and Brand & Licensing.

Prior to joining Williams F1 in November 2005, Matt worked as Sponsorship Manager at Jordan Grand Prix (now Force India) from 2003 to 2005 and as Account Manager at Arrows Grand Prix from 2000 to 2002. His professional introduction to motorsport came via three years as a Sponsorship Manager in the Formula Three series.  Before moving into motorsport, Matt spent six years in the British Army’s Royal Anglian Regiment and he saw active service in Northern Ireland, Bosnia and Kosovo.

Inaugural Lecture in the EU-US Distinguished Business and Politics Lecture Series


Why The Euro Will Survive

Ambassador João Vale de Almeida
Head of the European Union Delegation
to the United States

Thursday, October 20, 2011 at 4:00pm
AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
Room 105


Following the lecture at the AT&T Center
Cost: FREE

On Thursday, October 20, the EU Ambassador to the US delivered a talk at UT entitled “Why the Euro Will Survive” to a full room. 140 students, faculty, staff and other Austinites attended the event to learn about the future of the Euro. The speech was the inaugural address in the “EU-US Distinguished Business and Politics Lecture Series” co-sponsored by the McCombs School (Center for International Business Education and Research - CIBER) and the College of Liberal Arts (Center for European Studies).

More information about Ambassador Vale de Almeida can be found here.

For more information, please contact CIBER (