Washington D.C., February 19, 2013—Georgetown University's Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) is pleased to announce that Mexican Senator Ninfa Salinas Sada has joined its Advisory Board, a collection of leaders from both the private and public sectors that expand the resources available to CLAS students and faculty as well as attracting other global leaders to engage with the Center.
Senator Salinas is a leading voice on environmental issues affecting Mexico and the United States. She chairs the Environmental and Natural Resources Committee of the Senate. She is also a member of the Justice, Energy, and North American Foreign Relations committees.
She has actively sponsored important bills and initiatives in the Mexican Congress, including a consensus resolution for legislation on climate change, bringing Mexico into an important group of countries in the world with such legislation. Senator Salinas also successfully sponsored a resolution calling on Mexico’s Foreign Relations Ministry to adopt the Universal Declaration of Animal Rights; a bill to increase investment in the Mexican Institute of Water Technology; as well as legislation for the creation of the Special Forestry Commission to contribute to the sustainable development of the Mexico’s forests and tropical vegetation.
"We are delighted that Senator Salinas has joined the Advisory Board. She will provide a strong voice for environmental, energy and bilateral issues that will strengthen the Center for Latin American Studies' focus on the region, and offer a unique perspective on Mexican legislative processes," said Erick D. Langer, Director of the Center for Latin American Studies.
"I am honored to serve on the CLAS Advisory Board. I hope to provide insight and dialogue related to legislative issues that affect pressing environmental topics facing the region, and continue to grow and strengthen this prestigious institution," said Senator Salinas.
For more information, contact Gabriela Arguello at CLAS, email@example.com.
One of the world’s leading centers for the study of the Western Hemisphere, CLAS focuses on democratic consolidation and governance, economic development and trade, poverty and inequality, indigenous peoples, culture and society, inter-American affairs and other subjects through interdisciplinary teaching, research, and outreach activities.
CLAS is part of Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. SFS, founded in 1919, is a premier school of international affairs. At Georgetown University’s Washington, D.C. and Qatar campuses, SFS provides a rigorous education combining theory and practice and instills the values of service.
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