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2000-2001 - Carlos Alzugaray

Weissberg ChairCarlos Alzugaray is a Cuban diplomat and scholar with 40 years of experience representing the Cuban government around the world. The Havana-born diplomat was appointed to his first position in 1961 in the Cuban Embassy in Tokyo. Since that time, he has served in diplomatic and consular posts in Bulgaria, Argentina, Canada, Ethiopia, Kenya, Belgium, and at the United Nations. For over 30 years, Alzugaray was on the faculty of the Raul Roa Garcia Institute for Advanced International Studies, which serves as the Cuban foreign service institute. He was also an adjunct professor at the University of Havana, and he was honored for his teaching by the Cuban Teachers and Scientific Workers' Union.