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Le Moyne College to Host Talk by Former Ambassador to Guatemala

<p>SYRACUSE, N.Y. (For Immediate Release) … Le Moyne College will host a talk by Donald J. Planty, former ambassador to Guatemala, on Wednesday, February 21, at 7 p.m. in Grewen Auditorium. His talk is titled “The U.S. Policy in Latin America: Good Neighbor or Bad?”<br /> <br /> Planty served as U.S. Ambassador to Guatemala from 1996 to 1999. A career member of the Senior Foreign Service of the United States, he was previously deputy chief of mission of the U.S. Embassy in Norway, counselor for political-military affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Spain, and also worked at embassies in Panama City, Santiago and Mexico City. While serving as deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See, he negotiated the establishment of diplomatic relations between the U.S. and the Vatican. A native of Lowville, N.Y., Planty began his public service career in 1967 as a caseworker for the New York City Department of Social Services.<br /> <br /> The event is sponsored by the Center for Peace and Global Studies at Le Moyne and is free and open to the public.</p>
posted on: 2/6/2007