Cuban Ambassador discusses education with students and faculty

Visit was part of IU International Education Week

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Students and faculty at the School of Education participated in several events during International Education Week, including an opportunity to speak with Cuban Ambassador Carlos Alzugaray Treto. The diplomat sat down with students and faculty for an informal conversation on education. Also an educator, Treto teaches courses in foreign policy, international affairs, and Latin American and Caribbean political integration at the Instituto Superior de Relaciones Internacionales in Havana.

Ambassador Treto was welcomed by Dean Terry Mason and introduced by Dr. Gerardo Gonzalez, Dean Emeritus of the School of Education. Gonzalez met Treto in Havana recently while working with the Institute for International Education. Dr. Gonzalez is now serving as a special advisor to IU’s Cuba initiative.

Other International Education Week opportunities included webcasts on “The Role of International Education in Peacebuilding” and “High-Impact Learning Experiences for a Global Society.”