Leonel establishes ties in Chicago in preparation for opening of new Funglode office

data analysis, science, technology, arts, arts, and mathematics (STEAM), stimulus to comprehensive reading, among others.

The meetings were attended by Dr. Juan de Pablo, Vice President of U-Chicago Global, who proposed the creation of a network of professionals to support the implementation of possible programs and at the same time find areas of traction between both parties to contribute to the success of these programs, for the benefit of higher education in the Dominican Republic and the future of Latin America.

Other participants in the meeting were Kathie Hrinyak, vice president of global initiatives and strategies, and Carmen Gimeno Bello, international coordination of U-Chicago Global.

The Harris School was represented by Rebecca Wolfe, executive director of international policy and development, Ranjan Daniels, dean of student admissions and global outreach, and Shilin Liu, director of international agreements and executive education.

Visit to the DuSable Museum

As part of Fernandez’s visit to the DuSable Museum of African American History, Funglode and the cultural institution agreed to film a documentary on the history and effects of slavery around the world.

The film partnership would begin its story in the Dominican Republic, where the first group of enslaved Africans were delivered and where the first slave revolt occurred.

Research for the documentary will include lectures, site visits and subway exploration of systemic issues, conflicts and structures with scholars from the United States, Africa, Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

During the visit, the president and executive director of the cultural institution, Perri Irmer, and members of the board of directors, requested that the former Dominican president become an honorary member of that body.

DuSable is the oldest independent black history museum in the United States.

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