Global Atlanta Consular Conversations: Luncheon and Interview With El Salvador’s Consul General
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In the ninth event in Global Atlanta’s Consular Conversations Series on May 24, 2017, the editorial team will be interviewing El Salvador’s Consul General in Atlanta, Claudia Maria Valenzuela Diaz.
Topics of discussion are to include:
- Ms. Valenzuela’s journey from El Salvador to the UN
- Mapping the Salvadoran Community in Atlanta
- Effects of Immigration Policy Uncertainty and views on DACA
- Business and Investment Opportunities in El Salvador
- Security and Economic Ties with the U.S.
- Catered light lunch with soft drinks
- One-on-one conversation with the Global Atlanta editorial team, followed by moderated audience Q&A
- Discussion covered by Global Atlanta and published in a later article
Claudia Maria Valenzuela Diaz began her career as a lawyer in El Salvador after graduating from the Jose Simeon Cañas Central American University. Holding a postgraduate degree from the Diplomat Academy in Chile, she has been a career diplomat. With a heart for service and her country, Valenzuela Diaz was a member of the representation of El Salvador to the International Court of Justice in 2002 and a member of the El Salvador defense team in lawsuits against the State to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and the Inter-American Court on Human Rights from 2005 to 2007.
She held the position of Minister Counselor and Legal Advisor to the Permanent Mission of El Salvador to the United Nations from 2007 to 2011 and was an advisor to the President of the General Assembly of the United Nations from 2008 to 2009. She was in charge of negotiating the position of El Salvador to the Judicial Forums at the United Nations from 2007 to 2011. Valenzuela Diaz was Consul of El Salvador from 2011 to 2012 and has served as Consul General of El Salvador since 2012. Proclaim Outstanding Georgia citizen by the Secretary of State of the State of Georgia in 2014, she is proud to serve the El Salvadoran and broader hispanic communities in Atlanta.