The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences

Public Program: “Latin America and US National Security: The Policy Challenges Ahead” with Ambassador DeShazo this Thursday

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Please join us for “Latin America and US National Security: The Policy Challenges Ahead” in Rockefeller 001 at 4:30 pm on Thursday, October 2.
Latin America serves as a crucial trade partner and diplomatic ally to the United States, but the region is also as the nation's largest supplier of illegal drugs and undocumented immigrants. The economic, cultural, and political issues generated by Latin America have never played a more important role in US foreign relations than they do today.

Dartmouth is excited to feature Ambassador Peter DeShazo '69, a Visiting Professor of Latin American Studies at Dartmouth in 2015 and a career US diplomat. He will examine the state of U.S. relations with Latin America and the Caribbean, and why that relationship must be strengthened.  
Ambassador Peter DeShazo '69 is the Executive Director of LASPAU. 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 US Senior Foreign Service, serving as deputy assistant secretary of state for Western Hemisphere affairs and deputy US 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 US Information Agency. He served in US 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.
This event is co-sponsored by the Program in Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean Studies (LALACS), the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences, and the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding.

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