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March 30, 2023
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Free webinar. RSVP requested. 

Norfolk, VA 23510
Free. Pre-registration requested.
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World Affairs Council of Greater Hampton Roads presents Amb. Mark Asquino, to discuss "Spanish Connections: My Diplomatic Journey from Venezuela to Equatorial Guinea."

Thursday, March 30, 2023

This event is a co-presentation with Global Santa Fe of which Mr. Asquino is President of the Board. He will be in conversation with Jim Falk, Global Santa Fe's Program Chair. "This is a memoir about my diplomatic journey to Equatorial Guinea, an ill-fated small Spanish-speaking country. I discuss the many stops along the way that finally led to my serving as U.S. ambassador to Spain's only former colony in sub-Saharan Africa. This is the story of a lifelong fascination with Spain that began with a strange tale my mother told me about a mysterious uncle who fought in the Spanish Civil War. My assignment to Equatorial Guinea was the last piece needed to complete a full circle in my professional life that began in Franco's Spain."

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