Permanent Observer of Palestine to the United Nations visits EARTH

Filed Under: EARTH News
Date: June 14th, 2013

On June 13, 2013 EARTH welcomed on its Guácimo campus Ambassador Riyad Mansour, Permanent Observer of Palestine to the United Nations. Dr. Mansour’s visit centered on learning about EARTH’s academic model and exploring opportunities for joint initiatives between EARTH and Palestinian universities.

Ambassador Riyad Mansour (center left) with EARTH students and director of development in front of EARTH’s library. During his visit, Dr. Mansour expressed his commitment to encouraging exchange between Palestinian universities and EARTH.

During his visit, he met with EARTH Provost Dr. Daniel Sherrard, as well as with students Cecilia Rezabala (‘13, Ecuador), Aloyce Gonzaga (‘14, Kenya), Charbel Asemaani (‘15, Lebanon) and David Molina (‘15, Costa Rica).
Commenting on the visit Provost Sherrard reflected, “It never ceases to amaze me the potential for academic exchange to lead to greater understanding of the seemingly intractable problems of our world, and I can see great benefit to increasing our student and faculty exchanges with institutions in the Middle East.”
While on campus, Dr. Mansour also toured EARTH’s banana packing plant and peri-urban agriculture module.

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