AMBASSADOR JOHN MAISTO
Former U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua, Venezuela & the Organization of American States (OAS)
September 17, 2015
Ambassador John Maisto first visited the Council in 2012 and returns to keynote our High School Symposium on “Cuba Calling: An About Face in American Policy?” In this luncheon program, he will address the challenges that plague Central America—poverty, health and education deficits, violence and narcotic gangs, corruption … how those governments are coping, and how the private sector and the U.S. government are trying to help.
Ambassador John Maisto’s almost 40-year distinguished diplomatic career included extensive service throughout Latin America and the Philippines, where his most recent senior assignments included Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Central American Affairs (1992-93), U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua (1993-1996), U.S. Ambassador to Venezuela (1997-2000), foreign policy advisor to U.S. Southern Command (2000-2001), Special Assistant to President Bush and National Security Council Senior Director for Western Hemisphere Affairs (2001-2003), and U.S. Ambassador to the Organization of American States (2003-2006). Since his retirement from the Foreign Service, he has spoken and written extensively on a wide range of policy issues relating to Latin America and the Philippines, serves on the board of several non-profit organizations focused on education, and is a member of the board of advisors of the Inter-American Dialogue and the Democracy Practitioners Network of the OAS.
Sponsored by Wells Fargo Private Bank and Media Partner Pikes Peak Library District
Please reserve by Monday, September 14th
No refunds for cancellations after that date.
Bookings are closed for this event.