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Philippine ambassador to U.S. to address BYU community May 8

Brigham Young University is scheduled to host an Ambassadorial Insights lecture featuring His Excellency Willy C. Gaa, Philippine ambassador to the United States, Tuesday, May 8, at 3 p.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building.

The ambassador's topic will be "Philippines-U.S. Relations." Admission is free, and the public is welcome. His lecture will be hosted by BYU’s David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies.

Gaa is well-acquainted with serving as an ambassador, having done so previously to China, Australia and Libya. Since obtaining his education at Manuel L. Quezon University, the University of the Philippines and New York University, he has worked with the Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila, fulfilling such roles as assistant secretary of the Office of Asian and Pacific Affairs and executive director of the Office of Consular Services.

Gaa also served as consul general of the Philippine Consulate in Los Angeles and New York. 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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