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Crisis in Spain subject for BYU Ambassadorial Lecture Oct. 18

His Excellency Ramón Gil-Casares, Spanish ambassador to the United States, will discuss “Understanding the Spanish Crisis" Thursday, Oct. 18, at 11 a.m. in B192 Joseph F. Smith Building.

The lecture is hosted by the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies. Admission is free, and the public is welcome.

A member of the Spanish Foreign Service since 1982, Gil-Casares also previously served as an advisor to the Directorate General for Africa at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2008-2011; as ambassador to South Africa, with concurrent accreditation to Comoros, Mauritius, Madagascar and Lesotho from 2005-2008; and secretary of state for foreign affairs from 2002-2004.

In 1996, Gil-Casares was appointed director of the International Security Department in Prime Minister José Aznar's cabinet, later serving as secretary of the Foreign Policy Council, formed in 2000 to coordinate the activities of different ministries and agencies abroad.

This lecture will be archived at kennedy.byu.edu/archive. For more information, contact Lee Simons at (801) 422-2652 or lee_simons@byu.edu.

Writer: Hwa Lee

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Photo by Mark A. Philbrick/BYU Photo

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