Embassy reception recognizes CHaSS connections with Peru
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences has many ties to Peru that include research and volunteer work in the South American nation. That was the focus of a reception April 26 at the Embassy of Peru in Washington, D.C.
Dean Joe Ward and such professors as anthropologist Bonnie Glass-Coffin joined many CHaSS alumni, as well as Peruvian Ambassador Carlos Pareja and U.S. Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah).
CHaSS Dean Joe Ward shakes hands with Peru's ambassador to the U.S.,Carlos Pareja.
Bonnie Glass-Coffin, professor of Anthropology, and Peruvian Ambassador Carlos Pareja.
Peruvian Ambassador Carlos Pareja welcomes Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) to the Embassy of Peru in Washington, D.C. At right is Dean Joe Ward.
Reception attendees listen to speakers.
Briana Bowen, a researcher in Political Science, chats with Neil Abercrombie, USU's Vice President for Federal and State Relations.
Jeannie Johnson, assistant professor of Political Science, mingles at the reception.
Laura Gamboa-Guitierrez, a Political Science assistant professor whose specialty is institutions, regime and regime change in Latin America, talks with other reception-goers.
CHaSS' fun-loving development director Justin Barton with Mehdi Haravi of Bethesda, MD, a generous supporter of the CHaSS mission.
Terry Camp, a CHaSS alum and currently professional staff at the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Federal Lands, chats with acquaintances.
Peter Cooke ('71 Political Science, and master's in Political Science) and his wife Heather speak with Neil Abercrombie (at left). Cooke is a former gubernatorial candidate in Utah.
Two CHaSS alums, Jeffrey Hunter ('96 Political Science) and Jonathan Adams ('10 Political Science and Sociology), Carlos Pareja, Peru's ambassador to the U.S. Hunter is Special Counsel at Kelley Drye & Warren LLP; Adams is a campaign finance analyst at the Federal Election Commission.
Steve Loertscher (History) and Greg Waddoups (Liberal Arts) at the reception. Loertscher, a judge advocate for the U.S. Air Force, and Waddoups, senior counsel for Raytheon Co., both have spoken at the college's Lunch with a Lawyer series.
Luci Arveseth ('12 Political Science, master's in Economics). She is a member of Rep. Chris Stewart's staff, specializing in immigration issues.