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  March 31, 2008

New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson will be headlining the next conference in the Lecture Series of the Americas, at the Organization of American States headquarters in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, April 1, beginning at 3:00 p.m.

Gov. Richardson, will address the 27th conference in the Lecture Series of the Americas, on the topic of “Immigration and Hemispheric Affairs.”

Bill Richardson is serving his second term as Governor, having been re-elected in 2006 -with the support of 69 percent of voters- on a platform to improve education, cut taxes, build a high wage economy and develop a comprehensive statewide water plan.

Among other leadership roles, Bill Richardson has been U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Vice-Chair Democratic Governor’s Association, Chairman of the Western Governor’s Association, and Chairman of the Border Governor’s Conference. In December 2006, OAS Secretary General José Miguel Insulza appointed Richardson as his Special Envoy for Hemispheric Affairs, to promote dialogue on important issues for the region, such as migration and free trade.

A question-and-answer session follows the Lecture, which will be webcast live at

Created by the OAS Permanent Council to promote principles and values in the countries of the hemisphere, the Lecture Series of the Americas invites internationally renowned speakers to address key issues such as democracy, human rights, social development, hemispheric security and the fight against poverty. The conferences are possible thanks to financial contributions form Peru’s San Martin de Porres University and the government of China.

WHAT: New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson headlines 27th Conference of OAS Lecture Series of the Americas, on “Immigration and Hemispheric Affairs”

WHEN: Tuesday, April 1, 2008

TIME: 3:00 p.m.

VENUE: Hall of the Americas
Organization of American States
17th Street & Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20006


Reference: AVI-016/08