On September 27, 2017, IWP alumnus Peter Marko Tase was recognized by the Honorable Chamber of Representatives (National Congress of Paraguay) with the National Order of Merit for his tireless efforts in promoting bilateral relations between the Republic of Paraguay and the United States, including in the areas of economic and cultural cooperation.
Mr. Tase has published various books on the history of Paraguay and the Guarani language (the most popular spoken language in Paraguay and one of the two official languages in the country). He has organized a number of economic and cultural events that have brought the two countries together, including: a conference on Paraguay at the George Washington University on November 4th, 2011; the Paraguay Economic Forum at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017); and the first ever conference on Paraguayan Studies at The Institute of World Politics in September 2015.
Mr. Tase has a deep knowledge of the Guarani and Spanish languages, and has published several articles with current analysis of public policies and political affairs in Paraguay for the Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA), the Eurasia Review Journal, and the Foreign Policy News Journal. Links to some of his articles may be found below.
- Paraguay: No Big Deal (Council on Hemispheric Affairs, 2013)
- An Interview with the President of the Republic of Paraguay, Dr. Federico Franco Gómez (Council on Hemispheric Affairs, 2012)
- Entrevista con el Ministro de Educación y Cultura del Paraguay (Council on Hemispheric Affairs, 2013)
- Paraguayan exports (Foreign Policy News, 2015)