CHCI Joins Partners Universidad Rey Juan Carlos and Georgetown University for International Seminar

Four-month Program Culminates with Two-day Event at Georgetown University

CHCI will join with partners from Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (URJC) of Madrid, Spain, Georgetown University, Embassy of Spain, Escuela Diplomática of Spain, Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute, and Telefónica to participate in the seminar International Law, Politics and Economics: Perspectives from Spain and the USA, on Thursday, September 30 and Friday, October 1 at the Intercultural Center at Georgetown University.

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The seminar completes a new International Law, Politics and Economics joint summer program created by the partnership intended to provide the advanced training necessary to understand the 21st century international legal, political and economic environment, focusing on Spain/Europe, the U.S.A. and Latin America.  The event will feature research paper presentations from the seven students who participated in the four-month program including a four-week study abroad component in Madrid, Spain. 

CHCI, with support from Telefonica, recruited two students to participate, Gabriel Alegrett and Nayrobi Mariel Rodriguez, who spent the month of June in Madrid taking courses at URJC.  The second part of the program consisted of a month of independent research on a paper they will present at the seminar later this week.

Gabriel Alegrett; Esther Aguilera, CHCI President & CEO; Iñaki Urdangarin, His Excellency The Duke of Palma de Mallorca; Nayrobi Rodriguez; and Carlos Rodriguez, Manager Regulatory Affairs, Telefonica Internacional USA Inc.

"I was able to learn first-hand information on the European Union, the economic crisis, and the U.S. perspective of the EU," said Rodriguez, who received her bachelor's degree in political science from SUNY College at Buffalo, New York and her master's degree in International Peace and Conflict Resolution from American University.

“Studying in Madrid was an incredible educational experience, because of what I learned both inside and outside of the classroom,” said Alegrett, who recently spent the year living in the United Kingdom where he earned an M.A. in the Theory and Practice of Human Rights from the University of Essex.

CHCI's President & CEO Esther Aguilera will provide brief remarks at the Welcome and Introduction at 1:30 pm on Thursday, joining representatives of the partner organizations.

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