Earlier this summer, Carlson School Accounting Senior Lecturer Roger Conlon met with five representatives from Uzbekistan who were visiting the United States as a part of the U.S. State Department's International Visitor Leadership Program. Conlon gave a presentation on the U.S. tax system and the Carlson School's Master of Business Taxation program, and led a roundtable discussion with the group.
The group included government officials and banking executives. Their goal was to learn more about the U.S. banking and taxation systems, and the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). As part of their visit, they also met with leaders at Twin Cities corporations like KPMG, Ecolab, and others.
The International Visitor Leadership Program is a professional exchange program for current and emerging foreign leaders in a variety of fields to learn about the U.S. business landscape and establish connections to fellow professionals. Each year, nearly 5,000 participants visit the United States through the program.