U.S. ambassador to Brazil visits campus March 5 to provide look at education, research in Brazil’s future

Amassador Shannon CWRU flierAmbassador Thomas A. Shannon Jr., the United States ambassador to Brazil, will be on campus on Tuesday, March 5, to discuss Brazil and its desire to use education and research in economic advancement and diplomacy.

The U.S. and Brazil are working together to create substantial new partnerships to expand international study and research. These exchanges aim to strengthen U.S. and Brazilian institutional partnerships, develop a workforce prepared for the 21st century, and contribute to long-term economic growth for both countries. As part of this effort, the U.S. Embassy in Brazil has been supporting Brazil’s Science without Borders program and encouraging a greater number of Brazilians to study in the United States.

Shannon has been posted in Brazil for more than three years. Prior to his current assignment, he was assistant secretary for western hemisphere affairs from 2005 to 2009 and was special assistant to the president and senior director for western hemisphere affairs at the National Security Council from 2003-2005.

The event will take place in the Tomlinson Hall lobby March 5 from 2:15 to 3 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided.

RSVP to sharon.burke@case.edu. For further information, visit www.case.edu/international.