UConn ECE LAMS Instructors Meet With Nobel Laureate and Former President of Costa Rica

costa ricaOn March 14, 2014, UConn ECE instructors and friends held a conversation with the former president of Costa Rica and Nobel Laureate, Oscar Arias. President Arias received the Noble Peace Prize in 1987 for his efforts to end the crisis in Latin America. He was president of Costa Rica from 1986-1990 and again 2006-2010. The President was visiting UConn as a keynote speaker for the PeaceJam Northeast Regional Conference. After his address, he then sat down with UConn ECE instructors from Latin American Studies and Spanish to speak about his presidency, issues in Latin America, and his current focus on human security. He was very interested to hear that students have the opportunity to take college courses while still in high school and praised the UConn community for its tremendous outreach work. The conversation was a part of the Latin American Studies Annual Workshop, organized by Dr. Anne Gabelein of the Institute of Latino, Caribbean, and Latin America Studies at UConn and UConn ECE faculty coordinator. It was an honor for UConn ECE and El Instituto to host the President.

The event also was covered by the Hartford Courant and theĀ Coventry Superindent’s Office.

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