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Ambassador of Argentina to Visit Trent University on November 16


His Excellency Arturo Bothamley to Participate in World Affairs Colloquium

Thursday, November 15, 2007, Peterborough

His Excellency the Ambassador of Argentina Arturo Bothamley will be addressing Trent University students and interested members of the community at a colloquium entitled "The Strengthening of the Bilateral Relations Between Argentina and Canada" on Friday, November 16 at 3 p.m. at Trent University.

Trent History Professor David Sheinin, who specializes in Latin America history, will be introducing Ambassador Bothamley as part of this month’s World Affairs Colloquium at the University.

"This is an exciting time for Trent to host Ambassador Bothamley,” said Professor Sheinin. “Canada and Argentina are at a number of exciting crossroads in bilateral relations, including the renewal of long dormant ties in the nuclear energy sector. Moreover, this ambassador and his expert staff have been more active and more enthusiastic than any over the past fifteen years in promoting understanding and ties between the two countries."

The Ambassador will raise awareness among students of the important political, social, and economic role that Latin America plays in the North American region, particularly with Canada. In addition, he will be talking about the recent presidential elections in Argentina, which resulted in the election of Cristina Elisabet Fernández de Kirchner, the first woman to be elected president in Argentina's history.

The Ambassador will respond to questions and comments from the Trent University faculty and students, as well as guests who attend the colloquium.

The colloquium will take place on Friday, November 16, starting at 3 p.m. in the First People House of Learning Lecture Hall (FPHL), Room 114, at Peter Gzowski College, located at 2510 Pioneer Road. This event is co-sponsored by HOLA: Organization for Latin Awareness and the Trent International Program / Trent International Students Association World Affairs Colloquium.

This event is free and open to the community. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.


For further information, please contact Professor David Sheinin, Department of History, at (705) 748-1011, ext. 7843.

To arrange an interview with His Excellency Arturo Bothamley, please call Alain Pescador at (705) 868-9787.