Johns Hopkins SAIS to host a discussion with Panama’s Vice President and Foreign Minister Isabel Saint Malo de Alvarado on Tuesday, February 20, 2018

“Panama: The Story of a Peaceful Country Committed to Democracy, Transparency, and Sustainability,” a discussion with Panama’s Vice President and Foreign Minister Isabel Saint Malo de Alvarado, will be hosted at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).
The Vice President of Panama will share a presentation on how the republic serves as an example of a nation committed to democratic principles, enhanced transparency, and long-term stability. She will discuss her work on social policies with the strategic objective of eradicating poverty and inequality through the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals, as well as her promotion of a national consensus on education, health, and gender equality.
The event is part of the Spring 2018 Development Roundtable Series, in partnership with the Latin American Studies Program (LASP) at Johns Hopkins SAIS.
Isabel Saint Malo de Alvarado
Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Panama
Vali Nasr
Dean, Johns Hopkins SAIS
Time and Date
4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Johns Hopkins SAIS

Bernstein Offit Building Room 500
1717 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
The event is open to the public and media, with registration. Members of the working press can request to cover the event by filling out the online registration form. Due to limited space, final media access will be confirmed at least one day prior to the event. Pre-authorized camera setup will only be permitted from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Media Contact
Stacy A. Anderson
Communications Manager
Johns Hopkins SAIS
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About the Speaker
Isabel Saint Malo de Alvarado, the Vice President of the Republic of Panama and Minister of Foreign Affairs, has more than 20 years of experience in consulting, development, and implementation of public policies in Latin America. Following her election as Vice President and her appointment as foreign minister, she became the first woman to hold both positions in the history of her country.
She was part of the Panama mission to the United Nations and worked for 15 years with the United Nations Development Program in Panama. She was awarded by the Harry S. Truman Institute for the Promotion of Peace for her achievements in building dialogue and consensus, and her role in preparing the stage for the meeting between the presidents of Cuba and the United States in the framework of the VII Summit of the Americas. She is the first person in Latin America to receive this recognition. She was also honored by the World Economic Forum as a global leader on transparency and anti-corruption participating in the Global Agenda Council.
About Johns Hopkins SAIS
A division of Johns Hopkins University, the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) is a global institution that offers students an international perspective on today's critical issues. For nearly 75 years, Johns Hopkins SAIS has produced great leaders, thinkers, and practitioners of international relations. Public leaders and private sector executives alike seek the counsel of the faculty, whose ideas and research inform and shape policy. Johns Hopkins SAIS offers a global perspective across three campus locations: Bologna, Italy; Nanjing, China; and Washington, D.C. The school’s interdisciplinary curriculum is strongly rooted in the study of international economics, international relations, and regional studies, preparing students to address multifaceted challenges in the world today.
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Monday, February 19, 2018