Latin America and U.S. National Security, Ambassador Peter DeShazo

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Latin America and U.S. National Security, Ambassador Peter DeShazo

Ambassador DeShazo, a former career U.S. diplomat, will examine the state of U.S. relations with Latin America and the Caribbean, and why that relationship must be strengthened.

Thursday, October 2, 2014
Room 001, Rockefeller Center
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars

Ambassador Peter DeShazo will be visiting professor of Latin American Studies at Dartmouth in 2015. He is the Executive Director of LASPAU: Academic and Professional Programs for the Americas, a nonprofit organization affiliated with Harvard University. Before joining LASPAU, he was the director of the Americas Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC from 2004 to 2010. Prior to joining CSIS, he was a member of the career U.S. Senior Foreign Service, serving as deputy assistant secretary of state for Western Hemisphere affairs and deputy U.S. permanent representative to the Organization of American States. During his Foreign Service career, Ambassador DeShazo directed the Office of Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs of the State Department and was director of Western Hemisphere affairs at the U.S. Information Agency. He served in U.S. embassies and consulates in La Paz, Medellin, Santiago, Panama City, Caracas, and Tel Aviv. DeShazo holds an AB from Dartmouth College and a PhD in Latin American history from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, with postgraduate study at the Universidad Católica de Chile. He is the author of books and articles in academic and foreign affairs journals. He teaches at the Extension School of Harvard University and taught at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. Himself a former Fulbright scholar, Ambassador DeShazo was president of the US-Chile Fulbright Commission.

Public lecture co-sponsored by the Program in Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean Studies, the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center, and the Dickey Center for International Understanding

For more information, contact:
Sheila Laplante

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

The John Sloan Dickey Center