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Join the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs as we welcome former FIU faculty and research fellow, the Hon. Luis Guillermo Solis Rivera, President of the Republic of Costa Rica. FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg will present President Solis with the FIU Presidential Gold Medallion, the highest honor the university bestows upon heads of state and other high ranking public officials. Following the presentation, President Solis will join us for an open discussion about Costa Rica, its challenges and opportunities: citizen security, renewable energy resources, environmental and climate change, infrastructure and Costa Rica's role in regional cooperation, among other topics.

Luis Guillermo Solis Rivera is the 47th President of the Republic of Costa Rica. He is a professor, politician and diplomat. He has held management positions in philanthropic and multilateral organizations in Costa Rica and internationally, and served as Ambassador for Central American Affairs and Director General for Foreign Policy in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs during the José Maria Figueres Olsen administration (1994 to 1998.) As a Fulbright Professor at FIU, Solis was an associate researcher with the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center. He has authored, co-authored or edited 10 books and more than 60 academic articles in specialized magazines published in Central America, South America, Europe and the U.S.

Moderator: Frank O. Mora, Director, Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center.



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A Conversation with Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solis Rivera



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