JIS News

United States (US) Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Central America and the Caribbean, Julissa Reynoso, will be visiting Kingston on Tuesday, January 12, to familiarise herself with Jamaica after being named to her post in November, 2009.
Kingston is Ms. Reynoso’s first official visit to the region. She will be meeting with high-ranking officials at the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade and Finance and the Public Service. She will also meet with young Jamaican leaders, private sector representatives, and various civic leaders.
Ms. Reynoso is an attorney who, prior to joining the US State Department, practiced law at the international law firm of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York, focussing on international arbitration and antitrust law. She was also a fellow at New York University School of Law and Columbia Law School.
She has published widely in both Spanish and English on a range of issues including regulatory reform, community organising, housing reform, immigration policy, and Latin American politics for both popular press and academic journals. In 2006, Ms. Reynoso served as Deputy Director of the Office of Accountability at the New York City Department of Education.

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