Professor from Uruguay Addresses International Issues

Alejandro Pastori, a professor of law at the University of the Republic School of Law in Montevideo, Uruguay, will address important international issues facing Uruguay at Seattle University School of Law twice in October.

Pastori will contrast MERCOSUR with NAFTA at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, in the second floor gallery. MERCOSUR is the equivalent of NAFTA for Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay. The organization is headquartered in Montevideo, Uruguay.

He will addressArgentina and Uruguay’s “Papeleras” Conflict and discuss resolving international trade and environmental disputes at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, October 12, in the courtroom.

The talks are open to students, faculty and the public.

Pastori received his doctorate in law from the University of the Republic of Uruguay in Montevideo, Uruguay in 1985. He received post-doctoral degrees from the University of Paris (Sorbonne) in public international ‘aw and in international trade and management. He is a professor of public international law at the University of the Republic School of Law in Montevideo, Uruguay.

He served as a legal advisor to the Latin American Integration Association and as an advisor to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uruguay. He is the author of numerous books and articles published in Uruguay and abroad.

The visit by is sponsored by the Seattle University School of Law, the Latin America-U.S. Program for Academic and Judicial Exchanges and the Center for Global Justice. For more information, contact Professor Henry McGee, director of the Latin America – U.S. Program for Academic and Judicial Exchange, at (206) 398.4026 or