Alejandro I. Estivill, acting ambassador of Mexico to the U.S., will address a campus audience on Monday, 2 March at 4:00 p.m. in 238 HRCB.
Estivill is the acting Mexican ambassador to the United States, having previously served as the deputy head of mission at the Mexican Embassy in the United Kingdom. And during a long diplomatic career, his previous service includes director general for North America and for cultural affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Relations of Mexico; vice-minister of foreign affairs; secretary for political affairs and media in the Mexican Embassy in Costa Rica, and as an advisor in the minister’s cabinet.
He entered the Mexican Foreign Service in 1993. Read More…
Christopher Dunn’s topic is one that brings a focus on Black History month and the semester-long events scheduled by African studies. His presentation is on Wednesday, 18 February at 10:00 a.m. in the HBLL auditorium.
Dunn is an associate professor at Tulane University, where he holds a joint appointment in Spanish and Portuguese and African and African Diaspora studies.
He is the author of Brutality Garden: Tropicália and the Emergence of a Brazilian Counterculture and co-editor of two volumes of essays about Brazilian popular music.
Co-sponsored by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and African Studies.
BYU’s President Kevin J. Worthen will address Latin American studies majors and faculty as he relates his personal and professional experiences in Latin America on Thursday, 15 January at 4:30 p.m. in 3380 WSC.
After serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to Monterrey, Mexico, Kevin J. Worthen finished an associate degree at the College of Eastern Utah and worked summers in a local coal mine. He graduated from BYU summa cum laude with both his bachelor’s and juris doctor degrees and left in 1982 to clerk for Judge Malcolm R. Wilkey of the D.C. Circuit Court and then for Justice Byron R. White of the U.S. Supreme Court.
In 1984, Worthen joined the respected law firm Jennings Strouss & Salmon in Arizona, but his promising law-firm career proved to be short lived. In 1987, BYU came calling with an opportunity to return to the J. Reuben Clark Law School as a faculty member, and he jumped at the chance. As the Hugh W. Colton Professor of Law, Worthen specialized in federal Indian law and the rights of indigenous peoples. And as a Fulbright scholar, he studied the cultural and ethnic assimilation of Chile’s native populations.
Julio De Amo, Jr., a major general (ret.) in the Brazilian Army, will share his keen insights on Wednesday, 3 December at noon in 238 HRCB.
Major General Julio has the distinction of being the team coordinator for the first Brazilian Defense White Paper (“Livro Branco de Defesa Nacional,” 2012).
Julio retired in March after a distinguished military career that began at Agulhas Negras Military Academy (AMAN), the largest military school in Brazil. In addition, he received training from the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and completed the UN Force Commander Course in Berlin, Germany. Julio also served as a UN military observer in Angola.
He resides in Resende, Brazil, where he is establishing a center for team work and leadership capacitation, which trains teams from companies and organizations to achieve their goals.