TITLE: Cresencio Cris Arcos: Keynote Program
SPEAKER: Cresencio Cris Arcos
EVENT DATE: 09/17/2009
RUNNING TIME: 55 minutes
Cresencio Arcos, former U.S. ambassador to Honduras, marks the start of Hispanic Heritage Month events with a keynote address.
Speaker Biography: Cresencio Arcos was appointed Director of International Affairs for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in June 2003. Previously, he was the AT&T Corp. vice president and managing director for international public affairs for Latin America and Canada and has served as a member of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board at the White House. Arcos retired with the rank of ambassador from the U.S. Department of State after a 25-year career, which included serving as U.S. Ambassador to Honduras in 1989-93. Among his duties, Arcos has served as deputy assistant secretary of state for Inter-American Affairs and on the State Department's North American Free Trade Agreement Task Force. Arcos has a bachelor's degree from the University of Texas at Austin and holds a master's degree from Johns Hopkins University's Nitze School of Advanced International Studies. He was a graduate research fellow at the University of Oregon's Institute of International Studies and was a postgraduate student at George Washington University's Institute of Sino-Soviet Studies. Arcos' honors and awards include the State Department Superior Honor Award, the Meritorious Honor Award from the U.S. Information Agency, and the Honduran Government's highest award, the Order of Morazan.
SERIES: Hispanic Heritage Month