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Governor to speak on Puerto Rico's future, April 11

Sila Maria Calderón, governor of Puerto Rico, will present a public lecture titled "Puerto Rico: Looking Ahead" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

Calderón was inaugurated as the first female governor of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico in January 2001, following a three-year term as the mayor of the capital city of San Juan. She began her career in government in the early 1970s, serving as executive aide to the labor secretary, special aide to the governor of Puerto Rico in charge of economic development and labor, chief of staff for the governor, secretary of government and secretary of state.

Calderón left the public sector in 1990 and served on several corporate and foundation boards. From 1990 to 1995, she was in charge of a community effort that involved the private and public sectors in the social and economic rehabilitation of one of San Juan's poorest areas.

The lecture is co-sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Program in Latin American Studies . It is free and open to the public.

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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