Georgetown McDonough to Launch New Global Embassy Series Forum with Mexican Ambassador

November 02, 2012

Series to Connect Georgetown Students to Washington’s International Community

WHAT:  Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business will present its first Global Embassy Series featuring His Excellency Arturo Sarukhan, ambassador of Mexico to the United States.

The Global Embassy Series will host ambassadors and other high-ranking members of the diplomatic community to discuss business-related issues and their implications on a global scale. The series contributes to the mission of Georgetown McDonough to provide a global mindset to all students and is sponsored by the Undergraduate Program Office and the McDonough Global Student Association.

Monday, November 19, 2012
5:30 p.m.

Georgetown University McDonough School of Business
Rafik B. Hariri Building, Fisher Colloquium
37th & O Streets, NW
Washington, D.C.

Media who are interested in covering the event should contact Teresa Mannix, senior director of communications, at (202) 687-4080 or

The grandson of refugees in Mexico, Ambassador Arturo Sarukhan is a career diplomat, achieving the rank of Career Ambassador in 2006.  He first served in the Foreign Ministry as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Inter-American Affairs. He was posted to the Mexican Embassy in the United States in 1993, where he served as Chief of Staff and then as head of the Counternarcotics Office. In 2000, he was designated Chief of Policy Planning at the Foreign Ministry, and in 2003 was appointed by the President as Mexican Consul-General to New York City. In 2006, after requesting a leave of absence from the Foreign Service, he joined the Presidential Campaign of Felipe Calderón as Foreign Policy Advisor and International Spokesperson. He then became coordinator of the foreign policy transition team for then-President-Elect Calderón. He was appointed Mexican Ambassador to Washington in February 2007.

Ambassador Sarukhan holds a B.A. in international relations from El Colegio de México and an M.A. in U.S. Foreign Policy from the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), where he was a Fulbright Scholar and Ford Foundation Fellow. He has been decorated by the governments of Spain and Sweden, and has received several awards for his diplomatic achievements.

About Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business
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