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Venezuelan ambassador to United Nations to discuss U.S. and Venezuelan relations


The Latin American Studies Program welcomes Ambassador Fermín Toro Jiménez, permanent representative of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the United Nations, to discuss U.S. and Venezuela relations at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21, in Lecture Center 102.

The lecture, “From the Politics of a Semi-Colony to a Foreign Policy of a Sovereign State: 1999-2005,” is free and open to the public. A discussion will follow the lecture.

Ambassador Toro Jiménez has had a long career in diplomacy, public policy and academia. Starting in 1958, he was appointed to a one-year post as the counselor to the Venezuelan Mission to the United Nations in Geneva. From 1994 to 1999, he was the director of the Institute of Superior Diplomatic Studies in Venezuela’s Ministry of Foreign Relations. Toro Jiménez’s academic career spans nearly 50 years. Between 1959 and 2003, he was a senior professor at the Central University of Venezuela’s School of Law and Political Science. From 2002 to 2003, he held a dual professorship at the José María Vargas University and The Naval War Academy in Venezuela. He received his doctorate in law from the Central University of Venezuela in 1956. The event is co-sponsored by the Departments of Foreign Languages, Geography, Political Science and International Relations, and the Center for International Programs. For more information, contact S. Ilgu Ozler (Political Science) at x2635.

FEBRUARY 13, 2006
Volume 4, Issue 3

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