New York University is in its second year of sponsoring “Voices of Latin American Leaders,” a series of in-depth discussions with prominent Latin Americans on issues facing the Americas and the world beginning in the spring 2005 semester. Moderated by Jorge Castañeda, a Distinguished Global Professor of Politics and Latin American Studies at NYU and the former Foreign Minister of Mexico, the series will probe economic, social, historical, and political dimensions of Latin America’s relations with the U.S. and the world community.

WHO: Leonel Fernández, President of the Dominican Republic

WHAT: Discussion—“Voices of Latin American Leaders” hosted by Jorge Castañeda, Professor at NYU and Former Mexican Foreign Minister

WHEN: Friday, March 4th, 4:00 PM

WHERE: NYU’s Silver Center for Arts and Science, Hemmerdinger Hall, 100 Washington Square East, NYC

NOTE: Working press may begin to arrive at 3:00 PM

“Voices of Latin American Leaders” is free and open to the public; and on-line registration is required. Please visit for registration information. For press inquiries only, please contact Christopher James at 212.998.6876 or

Previous participants in the “Voices of Latin American Leaders” series include Carlos Slim, owner and privatizer of Telmex; Ernesto Zedillo, former president of Mexico; and Peru’s famous writer and poet Mario Vargas Llosa.

New York University, located in the heart of Greenwich Village, was established in 1831 and is one of America’s leading research universities. It is one of the largest private universities, and it has more international students than any other college or university in the U.S. Through its 14 schools and colleges, NYU conducts research and provides education in the arts and sciences, law, medicine, business, dentistry, education, nursing, the cinematic and dramatic arts, music, public administration, social work, and continuing and professional studies, among other areas.

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