Warner Discusses Family Poverty with Costa Rica Delegation

Warner and Costa Rica delegation

From left: Warner; Marcelo Jenkins, Costa Rica's minister of Science, Technology, and Telecommunications; Svante Myrick, mayor of Ithaca; Chacon; and Salas-Castro. photo / provided

July 24, 2015

On June 17, CRP Professor Mildred Warner met with Costa Rica's vice president, Ana Helena Chacon, to discuss strategies for addressing poverty among families in that country. The meeting was organized by Alvaro Salas-Castro '14, a graduate of the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs (CIPA), who has been working on an ongoing collaboration to encourage students from Costa Rica to study public administration at Cornell. Chacon was especially interested in Warner's work linking economic development to childcare and the role of planning in creating more family-friendly cities. Also in attendance were Laura Spitz, Cornell's interim vice provost for international affairs; and Ethel Abarca Amador, Costa Rica's advisor to the president for international cooperation programs. 

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