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  May 21, 2007

Trinidad Jiménez, Spain’s Secretary of State for Ibero-America, will speak on “Spain and the Americas: A Story for the Future,” at the twentieth presentation in the Lecture Series of the Americas, on Thursday, May 24, at the headquarters of the Organization of American States (OAS).

A lawyer and international relations expert with a distinguished political career, Trinidad Jiménez was a candidate for Mayor of Madrid under the Spanish Socialist Workers Party (PSOE) ticket, and served as an adviser to former President Felipe González when he chaired the Socialist International’s Global Progress Commission. Among other posts, she has also served twice as her party’s Secretary of International Relations. She is a member of the Trilateral Commission, a nongovernmental organization—made up of renowned citizens from Europe, North America and Asia—that promotes international cooperation.

In September 2006, Jiménez took office as Secretary of State for Ibero-America, in the country’s Ministry of Foreign Relations and Cooperation.

Following her remarks, which will be Webcast live (, Jiménez will take questions from the audience. The event will be broadcast by radio and television at a date to be announced.

Created by the OAS Permanent Council to promote democratic principles and values in the countries of the hemisphere, the Lecture Series of the Americas invites internationally renowned speakers to address key hemispheric agenda issues, such as the strengthening of democracy, human rights, social development, hemispheric security and the fight against poverty. The conferences are being held thanks to financial contributions from Peru’s San Martín de Porres University and the governments of France, Greece and Qatar.

WHAT: Trinidad Jiménez headlines OAS Lecture Series, on “Spain and the Americas: A Story for the Future”

WHEN: Thursday, May 24, 2007

TIME: 3: 00 p.m.

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

Reference: AVI-027/07