UCLA International Hosts LA -Based Foreign Diplomats
Annual Consular Corps October 11, 2001
Published: Wednesday, April 03, 2002
Chancellor Albert Carnesale and Vice Provost Geoffrey Garrett of International Studies and Overseas Programs (ISOP) co-hosted a reception in honor of the Consular Corps of Los Angeles at the Fowler Museum of Cultural History on October 11.
Welcoming the guests, the vice provost spoke about Los Angeles as a global city, and the relevance of international studies in our everyday lives. International studies, which was important in defining US foreign policy during the cold war, is now playing an even more critical role following the events fo September 11.
“After Sept 11, what is likely to be seen as the first defining event of the post-cold war era, international education is likely to play an even more important, and certainly more global, role,” Garrett said.
The annual consular corps reception, attended also by donors and local city and county governmental representatives, provides an opportunity to renew ties between UCLA and the international diplomatic corps in the Los Angeles area, and to express appreciation for their assistance and support of UCLA's international programs.
The local consulates play a vital role in contributing toward the development of educational projects and facilitating scholarly exchange and visa processes.