Lecture by Spain's Ambassador to U.S.

Spain's Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency Jorge Dezcallar de Mazarredo, will present a lecture titled "Spain and the United States in the 21st Century" on Tuesday, Sept. 15, at 3:30 PM, in Room 120. The lecture is free and the public is welcome.  Reception to follow.

During his lecture, Ambassador Dezcallar will talk about the relationship between the two countries and offer perspectives on both countries' economic and political futures.

Ambassador Dezcallar assumed the post of ambassador of Spain to the U.S.  in August 2008 and has had a long and distinguished career. He previously has served, for example, as General Secretary of the International Strategy Council of Repsol (2006-08), as Ambassador to the Holy Seat and the Sovereign and Military Order of Malta (2004-06), as Director of the Senior Center of Defense Information and, later, the National Center of Intelligence (2001-04), and as Ambassador of Spain to Morocco (1997-2001). He also has served in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in many capacities, including, for example, as Special Mission Ambassador for Foreign Policy and Common Security (1996-97), as General Director of Political Affairs (1993-96), and as General Director of Foreign Policy for Africa and the Middle East (1985-93).

For more information, call (757)221-1840 or email lawcom@wm.edu.