LSUS Washington Semester Ends on International Note
June 02, 2011The 28th annual LSU Shreveport "Washington Semester" ended Tuesday on an international note as LSUS was the only student group invited to hear Ambassador Antonio Patriota, Brazil's Minister of External Relations, deliver his first public address in the United States. The event took place at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC.
Ambassador Patriota serves in the administration of the first female president of Brazil, recently-elected Dilma Rousseff. Ambassador Patriota formerly served as Ambassador of Brazil to the United States from 2005 to 2007. His presentation explained that South America is the second fasted growing area in the world and that Brazil ranks now as the seventh largest economy in the world. The LSUS American Studies program will send a delegation of students and faculty to Brazil in late November to deliver papers at an international conference to he held there.
The LSUS Washington Semester was launched in 1983 as the major component of the privately-endowed American Studies program. It takes place between the end of spring semester and the start of the summer session. Open to all students regardless of year in school and major, academic credit hours are available in the social sciences and humanities.
For more information on the LSUS International Lincoln Center or the Washington Semester, please visit the LSUS International Lincoln Center website.
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