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Guatemalan foreign relations minister to speak at UT Austin

Guatemala’s foreign relations minister will discuss “Guatemala Since the Peace Treaty: Transforming a Nation” during a speech on Oct. 28 at The University of Texas at Austin. The program begins at 7 p.m. in the Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Lecture Hall at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs. The event is open to the public and admission is free.

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AUSTIN, Texas–Guatemala’s foreign relations minister will discuss “Guatemala Since the Peace Treaty: Transforming a Nation” during a speech on Oct. 28 at The University of Texas at Austin. The program begins at 7 p.m. in the Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Lecture Hall at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs. The event is open to the public and admission is free.

Dr. Eduardo Stein has served as Guatemala’s highest-ranking foreign affairs official since January 1996. Since that time, he has participated in the peace accords that reunited the nation after a protracted civil war. Through his role as foreign relations minister, Stein acts as Guatemala’s representative in international conferences and promotes international cooperation between Latin America and the rest of the world.

Before his appointment, Stein was executive secretary of the Action Committee of Support to the Social and Economic Development of Central America. In that role, he implemented development projects in the areas of nutrition, small enterprise, agro-industry, energy and the environment. He also has been involved in regional development efforts promoted by the Latin America Economic System, served as international affairs adviser to Panamanian President Royo and taught in universities in Central America and the United States.

For additional information, contact Kay McGowan at (512) 475-8169.