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Roberto Matus to speak at UNI

April 15, 2013

Nadia Korobova, assistant director, UNI International Programs, 319-273-7424,

Stacey Christensen, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will host Minister Counselor Roberto Matus, Deputy Chief of Mission of the Embassy of Chile, from 6 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 30, in the Curris Business Building, Room 109. The event is part of the Office of International Programs' Diplomat Series.

Matus will present a lecture "Chile: A Road to Development." He will discuss the model of economic development that Chile has applied for more than 30 years and how it has impacted the political, economic and social structure of the country. He will also analyze how this process has defined the relationship between Chile and the U.S. and why this is considered to be successful for both countries.

Matus holds a degree in economics from the Universidad de Santiago, with a mention in Business Administration, and has several postgraduate studies in economics and international relations. He has served as the Deputy Chief of Mission of the Embassy of Chile to the United States since September 2009. His previous work includes serving as Chief of Cabinet of the Chilean Minister of Foreign Affairs, organizing the Department of Implementation of Chilean Free Trade Accomplishments and working as Economic and Trade Attaché at the Embassy of Chile in the U.S.

The event is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Nadia Korobova, assistant director of international programs, at 319-273-7424 or