Ambassador Noah Mamet visited La Matanza University (UNLAM) on May 18th, and San Andres University, in Victoria, district of San Fernando, on May 19th. During the visits, Ambassador Mamet was accompanied by representatives from the Cultural Section of the Embassy.
The Ambassador was received by university President Daniel Martinez at La Matanza. Ambassador Mamet and President Martinez shared their views on the importance of increasing educational exchanges. The Ambassador toured the campus and talked with students from different study programs. The following day, Ambassador Mamet was received by the President of San Andres University Carlos Rosenkrantz at their campus in Victoria. During the visit, the Ambassador talked to members of the Board, academic staff, and toured the campus. The Ambassador also gave a presentation to students as part of the U.S. Chair program. The U.S. Chair is a joint initiative of the U.S. Embassy, the Fulbright Commission and San Andres University.
In both visits, Ambassador Mamet highlighted his interest in increasing educational and cultural exchanges between Argentina and the United States as part of President’s Obama “100,000 Strong in the Americas” initiative. The initiative seeks to increase the amount of U.S. university students studying in Latin America and the number of Latin American university students studying in the United States. Ambassador Mamet also spoke about the importance of collaboration in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education and energy projects.