GAC Presents: Peru’s History, Culture, and Place in the World Thurs., March 2

Join us Thurs., March 2 from 7-8:30 p.m. in the PUB 9208 for a talk by Miguel Velasquez Garcia, Honorary Consul General for Peru, Seattle. The talk will cover:

• Peru’s History and Culture
•  Peru’s contributions to Washington state
• How do Peruvians view relations with the U.S.

Peru is one of the most important U.S. trade partners in Latin America, including significant contributions to/from the state of Washington. Total bilateral trade has grown from $9 billion in 2009 to $14 billion in 2015.    Mr. Velasquez has been Peru’s Honorary Consul General to Washington State since 1997.  He earned his undergraduate degree from Seattle University, followed by legal studies in Lima, Peru.  Currently he is part of a major law firm in Seattle that specializes in international trade. He will discuss Peru’s history, culture and geography, and the importance of Peruvian-Washington State relations.

Additional support provided by the Center for Global Studies, Henry M. Jackson School
of International Studies, UW
 and individual contributions. For more information about Miguel Velasquez Garcia, visit our biographies page.

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