Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 6:00 PM EST
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100 South Ocean Boulevard
Manalapan, FL 33462

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Celeste Simon 
World Affairs Council of Palm Beach 

U.S. – Central American Relations

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

EAU PALM BEACH  (“WAC Members Only”)                  
100 South Ocean Boulevard                  
Manalapan, Florida 33462 
6:00 p.m. – Registration & Social
6:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. Speaker Presentation

Hon. Luis Guillermo Solis  will discuss current U.S.– Central American interaction 

Speaker Profile:

Professor, diplomat and politician, Luis Guillermo Solís Rivera served as President of Costa Rica from 2014-2018. He is currently the Interim Director of the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center at FIU.

Prior to his election as President of Costa Rica, he was a professor, researcher, Director of the Central American Masters Program in Political Science, as well as Deputy Director of the School of Political Science and Associate Dean of the School of Social Sciences at the University of Costa Rica.

He also worked at the Costa Rican Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Chief of Staff to the Minister, and later as Ambassador at Large for Central American Affairs and Director General for Policy.  Between 2009 and 2012, he was representative of the Ibero American General Secretariat for Central America and Haiti. In 2016 he was appointed co-chair of the UN Secretary General High Level Panel on the Economic Empowerment of Women.

Solís is a graduate of the University of Costa Rica and has a master’s degree in history and political science from Tulane University. With 30 years as an educator, he has also taught in universities throughout the US and Europe, and in 1999 was a Fulbright Scholar at FIU. He has published extensively in books and professional journals on US-Latin American relations and Central American history and politics.

Professor Solis holds Doctor Honoris Causa degrees from Korean, Chinese, French, US and Costa Rican Universities for his leadership in championing Women equality, Human Rights, Peace and International Law throughout the world.

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