World June 14, 2023 | 9:36 am

PUCMM students participate in “International Leadership” of the Embassy of the Dominican Republic in the US

Washington.- A group of law students from Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM) participated in the “International Leadership” program organized by the Dominican Embassy in the United States. The program aimed to provide them with valuable insights into the functioning of important international organizations. The students had the opportunity to visit and engage in guided sessions and talks at various institutions, including the Inter-American Development Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the Council of the Americas, and the Organization of American States.

During their visit, the delegation was warmly received by Ambassador Sonia Guzmán at the official Dominican residence. The group consisted of twenty students, along with the directors of the Law School in Santiago and Santo Domingo, Edwin Espinal and Héctor Alies, and professors Ylona De la Rocha and Heidy Berroa.

The students’ itinerary also included visits to prominent US institutions. They had the chance to explore the State Department and the Pentagon to gain a deeper understanding of their operations. Additionally, they enjoyed a personalized tour of the Capitol led by Dominican-American Congressman Adriano Espaillat. This tour allowed them to witness the congress offices, the congressmen’s buildings, the congress gallery, and the location where important decisions are made. They were also able to witness the State of the Union address delivered by the President of the United States.

Furthermore, the students visited the Supreme Court of Justice and the Library of Congress, housed in the Thomas Jefferson Building. They explored various reading rooms and admired the rich history encapsulated in the building’s columns and exhibited books. As part of their program, they attended a talk at Georgetown University by Ángelo Rivero Santos, an associate professor and internal director of the Center for Latin American Studies.

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