“Venezuela and its Region” is Focus of Presentation

Madison, NJ (October 20, 2008) — H.E. Ambassador Jorge Valero Briceño, Permanent Representative of Venezuela to the United Nations, will discuss “Venezuela and its Region” on November 11, 2008, at FDU’s College at Florham, Madison, NJ. His broad international and diplomatic experience includes posts at OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries).

Appointed to his current position in July, Ambassador Valero previously served as Vice-Minister for External Affairs in charge of North America and Multilateral Issues since 2006. He was his country’s Permanent Representative at the Organization of American States from 2003. Valero served as Venezuela’s Ambassador to the Republic of Korea from 2001-2003.

During his public service career, the Ambassador has also held the positions of Governor at the Fund for International Development of the OPEC; President of the Presidential Commission in preparation for the OPEC II Summit of 2000; and President of the Commission for Social Debt of the Latin American Parliament.  He served as an expert in diplomatic archives at the United States National Archives and the Foreign Office in London.

Ambassador Valero holds degrees in history and Latin American studies from the Universidad de Los Andes and the University of London.

The lecture by Ambassador Valero will be held in Hennessy Hall (The Mansion) and is free and open to the public.

Light refreshments will be served at 6 p.m. and the Ambassador will speak at 6:30 p.m. His presentation is followed by a question-and-answer period with the audience.

This event is part of the United Nations Pathways Lectures Series hosted by Fairleigh Dickinson’s Office of Global Learning and is co-sponsored by the Ambassador’s Club at the United Nations.

For additional information, call FDU’s Office of Global Learning at 973-443 -8876.

Photo: Presentation of Credentials to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon by H.E. Mr. Jorge Valero Briceño, Permanent Representative of Venezuela (on left).  UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

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