Ambassador Insider Series — Belize
Diverse in culture, history and ecosystems, Belize is a tourist and environmental powerhouse in the Caribbean. The small nation, bordered by Mexico and Guatemala, is home to barely 400,000 people but boasts a rich variety of plant and animal life that has made it a biodiversity gem and a popular tourist attraction. At the same time, the developing nation is tackling an array of challenges, from drug trafficking and crime to HIV/AIDS and high unemployment.
On Thursday, Feb. 8, Ambassador Daniel Gutierez discusses these issues and Belize’s relations with the U.S. in The Washington Diplomat’s latest Ambassador Insider Series (AIS) event held at JBG Smith’s 13|U.
The event will be moderated by Anna Gawel, managing editor of The Washington Diplomat. Mrs. Gawel has had more than 100 articles published on world affairs, U.S. politics, foreign policy, national security, travel, arts and culture. She has also been tapped to speak as an expert on diplomacy and security at conferences and on news/radio broadcasts.
JBG Smith’s 13|U is an intimately scaled building featuring 129 refined residences ranging from one bedroom to two bedrooms with den. The stately building was designed by David M. Schwarz Architects and BBGM in the heart of D.C.’s lively U Street Corridor. The interiors were meticulously crafted by New York-based Champalimaud to emulate boutique-style living with a sense of sophistication and elegance that is created through the use of clean lines and soft-lighting. Many of the residences include generously proportioned balconies with panoramic views of the city and its storied monuments.
When: Thursday, Feb. 8 - 11:00 pm
Friday, Feb. 9 2:00 am
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