This event was originally scheduled for January 26 and will now be held on April 13.

You are cordially invited to a lecture on the topic of

Fidel Castro: An Inside Perspective

with

Amb. Alberto Piedra
Donald E. Bently Professor of Political Economy, IWP
Former U.S. Ambassador to Guatemala

Thursday, April 13 • 4:00 PM
The Institute of World Politics
1521 16th Street NW • Washington, D.C.

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CastroABOUT THE LECTURE: 

Amb. Alberto Piedra will give his thoughts on his personal relationship with Fidel Castro prior to and during the first three months of his revolutionary government (1959) as Director General of Exports and Imports at the Ministry of Commerce in Havana.

ABOUT THIS SPEAKER

Amb. Alberto Piedra is the Donald E. Bently Professor of Political Economy at The Institute of World Politics, where he teaches courses on political and economic freedom and on Western moral tradition. He formerly served as U.S. Ambassador to Guatemala, U.S. Representative to the Economic and Economic and Social Council of the Organization of American States, and Senior Advisor at the Bureau of Inter-American Affairs at the Department of State. He has also served at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations as the Senior Area Advisor for Latin America.

His academic career has included posts as the Director for the Latin American Institute and as the Chairman of the Department of Economics and Buisness at at the Catholic University of America.

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