Costa Rican Ambassador to Speak at Fairleigh Dickinson University November 7
Madison, N.J. (October 5, 2007) – The permanent Representative of Costa Rica to the United Nations, Jorge Urbina, will speak on “Costa Rica and Its Region” on Wednesday, November 7, at 6:30 p.m. on Fairleigh Dickinson University’s College at Florham campus in Madison, N.J. His remarks will be followed by a question-and-answer period with the audience.
This UN Pathways Lecture will be held in Lenfell Hall, Hennessy Hall (The Mansion). This event is presented by the University’s Office of Global Learning in collaboration with the Ambassador’s Club at the United Nations.
Prior to his current appointment, he was a program coordinator at the International Centre for Human Development in San José. During the eighties, Ambassador Urbina served as Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs and as Costa Rica’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations.
In the 1990s, Ambassador Urbina served as permanent consultant at the Programme for Democratic Governance in Central America, within the United Nations Development program, as Associate Researcher at Centro de Investigaciones Económicas y Sociales in Montes de Oca, Costa Rica, and as a professor at the International Affairs School of Universidad Nacional in Heredia, Costa Rica.
Ambassador Urbina received a master in law degree from the University of Costa Rica and a doctorate in law from the Universite de Bordeaux, France. He was a Professor at the School of Law and the School of Political Science of Universidad de Costa Rica in San José from 1970-1982.
The lecture at FDU is free and open to the public. Light refreshments are available at 6 p.m. For further information, please call 973-443-8876.