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Current Speaker - United Nations Lecture Series

Dr. Hanada TahaSPEAKER:
Ambassador Eduardo Ulibarri
Permanent Representative of Costa Rica to the United Nations

TOPIC: Foreign Affairs and Eco-Tourism in Costa Rica

The UN Lecture Series Event scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 11:30 a.m. in the ballroom of the Henry Student Center has been CANCELLED.

The event will be rescheduled, new date and time TBD.

Ambassador Eduardo Ulibarri has been Permanent Representative of Costa Rica to the United Nations since August 2010. As part of his responsibilities in the Organization, he has served as Chairman of the Committee on Information (2011-2013) and of the Sixth Committee’s Working Group on Universal Jurisdiction.

A journalist by profession, he was editor-in-chief of La Nación, Costa Rica’s leading newspaper, from 1982 to 2003, and has been a professor at the School of Communication of the University of Costa Rica since 1979. He has also lectured in other universities, in Costa Rica, the United States, Panama and Puerto Rico.

After leaving La Nación and prior to becoming ambassador to the U.N., Ambassador Ulibarri developed a practice as consultant in political analysis, communication strategies and freedom of expression issues.

From 1989 to 2002 he was member of the board of the International Center for Journalists (Washington, D.C.), and from 1991 to 1994 served as Chairman of the Committee on Freedom of the Press of the Inter-American Press Association.

He has been the recipient of the Award for Distinguished Services in Journalism from the University of Missouri (1989), the Maria Moors Cabot prize from Columbia University (1996), of Costa Rica’s National Journalism Award (2001), and of Alacop Prize (2002), granted by the Latin American Associations of Political Consultants, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Graduated on mass communications from the University of Costa Rica in 1973, he holds a M.A. in Journalism from the University of Missouri (1976) and was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University (1987-88).

He is the author of books in journalism and Central American politics.

He is married to María del Rocío Fernández and has two sons.

 



Upcoming Humpty Dumpty Institute's Higher Education Alliance
for the United Nations Events:
 

  • March 25, 2014 | Speaker and topic to be determined
     
  • April 22, 2014 | Speaker and topic to be determined
     
     


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