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OAS Secretary General to deliver lecture at ECLAC

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24 March 2010|Press Release

José Miguel Insulza will speak on governance and democracy in the Inter American system.


José Miguel Insulza, Secretario General de la OEA.
José Miguel Insulza, Secretario General de la OEA.
Foto: gentileza OEA

(24 March 2010) José Miguel Insulza, reelected today as Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), will deliver a lecture at the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) on Tuesday, March 30 during a visit to Chile.

Insulza will be welcomed at Commission headquarters by ECLAC Executive Secretary Alicia Bárcena at 11 a.m. before delivering the lecture "The Inter American System: Governance and Democracy".

Government officials, members of the diplomatic corps in Chile, academics and representatives of international organizations and civil society are expected to attend.

A Chilean national, Insulza was elected Secretary General of the OAS in May 2005 and was reelected today to head the organization for another five-year term.

Insulza holds a law degree from the University of Chile and pursued post-graduate studies at the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO). He also has a master's degree in Political Science from the University of Michigan.

From 1994 to 2005, Insulza served in the cabinets of former presidents Eduardo Frei and Ricardo Lagos.

The media is welcome to attend the lecture at ECLAC headquarters (Av. Dag Hammarskjold 3477, Vitacura, Santiago, Raúl Prebisch Conference Room)

For more information, contact ECLAC's Information Services. Email:; telephone: (56-2) 210-2149.