Ambassador Escalona to Discuss Venezuela and Its Region

Madison, NJ (November 10, 2008) — H.E. Ambassador Julio Escalona, Acting Permanent Representative of Venezuela to the United Nations, will discuss “Venezuela and its Region” on Tuesday, November 11, 2008, at FDU’s College at Florham, Madison, NJ.

Ambassador Escalona, who holds degrees in economics, geopolitics and environmental issues, is the former director of the School of Economics at the Universidad Central de Venezuela and head of the department of human development. He is a professor of economics, general economic history, economic education in Latin America, contemporary Marxism and contemporary social problems.  The Universidad Central de Venezuela is the oldest university in the country and one of the first in Latin America.

Escalona has coordinated research seminars on economic integration, local economies and local development, and alternative technologies. He has been a participant and guest lecturer at seminars, forums, academic institutions in Peru, Brazil, Japan, Paris, Mexico and Venezuela.

In addition to writing columns for Venezuelan newspapers ad magazines, Escalona is the author of “Towards Ecology of Welfare” and is preparing a book on the ecology of production.

The lecture 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.

For Immediate Release

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