Nov 11 Amb. Tolentino speaking at HHH lunch--RSVP required

Ambassador Tolentino

Luncheon to Honor Ambassador André Corsino Tolentino

2015 University of Minnesota Distinguished International Award Recipient
Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 11:30 to 1 p.m.
Carlson Private Dining Room L-150
Carlson School of Management
University of Minnesota

Ambassador André Corsino Tolentino has had a notable career in the national and foreign affairs of the Republic of Cape Verde, serving as minister of education; member of Parliament; deputy minister of foreign affairs; and ambassador to Portugal, Spain, France, and Italy.

In the 1970s, he was a freedom fighter for the independence of Cape Verde from Portuguese colonial rule. In the first democratic government of Cape Verde, Amb. Tolentino served as secretary of state for Foreign Affairs and is considered the main architect of the country’s foreign policy.

Amb. Tolentino was a Humphrey International Fellow at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, 1993-94. He received his PhD in comparative education at the University of Lisbon and is the founder of The West Africa Institute, an institution focused on innovative research and the development needs of the region.

Former Humphrey School Dean and Professor Emeritus J. Brian Atwood and Professor Allen F. Isaacman will offer remarks.

The event is co-sponsored by the Humphrey School of Public Affairs Office of the Dean, the University of Minnesota Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies, Global Programs and Strategy Alliance (GPS), and Department of History.
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