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Dan Restrepo, President Obama's Senior Advisor on Latin America, to Speak at LALSA Conference

January 25, 2010

The University of Pennsylvania Law School’s Latin American Law Students Association (LALSA) will hold a conference entitled Forging Ahead: U.S. Foreign Policy in Latin America under the Obama Administration on Saturday, Jan. 30 at 6 p.m. in the Law School’s Levy Conference Center. The conference will feature Dan Restrepo, L’99, who serves as special assistant to President Obama and senior director for western hemisphere affairs at the National Security Council.

“LALSA is excited to welcome Mr. Restrepo back to Penn Law,” said Adriana Kohler, the organization’s president. “His accomplishments reveal a deep commitment to the Latino community, and he’s clearly made his mark as Obama's senior adviser on Latin America, as evidenced by recent improvements in U.S.-Cuba relations.”
Restrepo has worked on issues related to U.S. relations with Latin America and the Caribbean for over 15 years. Before joining the Obama administration, he founded and directed the Americas Project at the Center for American Progress, which focused on the U.S. relationship with and place in the Americas.
Prior to Restrepo’s keynote address, LALSA will moderate an interactive panel discussion. Participants will include distinguished practitioners and professors who will address corporate transactions in Latin America, as well as the current and future status of economic relationships and developments in the region.
For more information or to RSVP, contact LALSA at