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Panamanian ambassador to the United States speaks at BYU March 14

His Excellency Federico A. Humbert

“Panama-U.S. Relations” will be the topic for a Brigham Young University Ambassadorial Insights Lecture featuring His Excellency Federico A. Humbert, Panamanian ambassador to the United States, Wednesday, March 14, at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building.

Admission is free, and the public is welcome.

Humbert received his education at the University of Notre Dame and the INCAE Business School. Prior to his ambassadorial appointment in 2004, he was president of “La Prensa,” the highest circulating newspaper in Panama, and he was a key player in the re-establishment of democracy in Panama after two decades under dictatorship. Humbert also served as CEO of the Pearl Island Seafood Corp. and the Pearl Island Materials Corp. for 22 years, as well as the Industrial Fishery Corporation and the Panama Trucking Corp.from 1990-2004.

During his tenure as ambassador, Humbert has focused on passing a free trade agreement with the United States, promoting tourism and investments in Panama and increasing funding for education, health and professional training.

This lecture will be archived online. For more information on David M.Kennedy Center events, see the calendar online at kennedy.byu.edu.

Writer: Lee Simons

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