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Gretchen Johnson


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New Latin American Link Forged

World Trade Center Montevideo, Uruguay, to Represent Fairleigh Dickinson University in Mercosur Countries

Teaneck, NJ (January 13, 2004) — Fairleigh Dickinson University has named the World Trade Center (WTC) Montevideo, Uruguay, to represent it in the MERCOSUR countries (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay).

According to Professor Irwin Isquith, executive director for global partnerships at the University, the World Trade Center Montevideo and its president, Professor Nelson Pilosof, will represent FDU in its efforts to establish academic partnerships in the region. The University has an agreement with the Organization of American States to offer scholarships.

Nelson Pilosof, in addition to his position as president of WTC Montevideo, chairs the committee on tourism, hospitality and cultural exchange for the World Trade Centers Association.

For his cultural and entrepreneurial contributions, he received the 2003 prize “Presidency of the Chamber of Representatives of Uruguay.” Pilosof earned his Ph.D. at the University of the Republic of Uruguay and is the author of four books and numerous articles. The Ministry of Education and Culture of Uruguay awarded First Prize in Philosophy to his book Loneliness and Communication. He has coordinated a number of international symposia on scientific and technological research and aging.

Global Partnerships at FDU has had a 10-year partnership in Barcelona in environmental science, marine biology and communications. Monaco, Israel, Belize, Cyprus, China, Hong Kong, Korea, Poland and the Dominican Republic are other countries that have established partnerships with the University.

“In this new relationship with the MERCOSUR countries and the World Trade Center,” said Isquith, “we welcome their expertise and their familiarity with higher education in six important Latin American countries. Professor Pilosof and the WTC will be valued advisors as we work together to benefit students in both hemispheres and truly change their lives.”

For further information on Fairleigh Dickinson’s global partners, contact Professor Isquith at isquith@fdu.edu.

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