Ambassador’s Bog

24 05 2013

This past week, I had the pleasure of meeting Ambassador Arreaga when he came to our Fulbright presentations. He blogged about us, so now I will blog about Ambassador Arreaga! Aside from the connection that we both have Icelandic themed blogs, I would like to point out the other things we have in common! First, we are both Americans. Second, the Ambassador has a Master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee… and I went to kindergarten there through the School of Education. And finally his Master’s degree from UWM is in Management, my degree in progress is a Masters in Management! All joking aside, Ambassador Arrega pointed out we are both Americans working for better relations.

“The presentations were a reminder of how important Fulbright is to the friendship between Iceland and the Unites States.  The experiences of these young artists and scientists in Iceland have left a deep imprint in their lives and the lives of the Icelanders they met during their stay.  They not only advanced science and the arts but they established lifelong friendships that will keep our two countries close.” – Ambassador Arreaga

A room full of Americans working for better relations!

A room full of Americans working for better relations!

Ambassador Luis E. Arreaga was nominated by President Barack Obama as Ambassador to Iceland on April 22, 2010. Ambassador Arreaga is a career member of the Foreign Service. He previously served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the US Embassy in Panama, US Consul General in Vancouver, and as Director of the Executive Secretariat Staff in Washington DC. Luis Arreaga was born and raised in Guatemala before immigrating to the U.S. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin with a PhD in economics.

Ambassador Arreaga writes a wonderful and insightful blog. I hope you will follow it:




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