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The three pillars of Colombia’s recent progress
Speaker: Álvaro Uribe Vélez
Chair: Professor George Philip
Date : 23 May 2011 in Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
Álvaro Uribe Vélez is the former President of Colombia, holding the office from 2002 to 2010. Mr Uribe began his political career in 1977 as Secretary General of the Ministry of Labour. From 1980 to 1982, he was head of the Civil Aviation Department. He was the mayor of his native city of Medellín in 1982 and later, from 1984 to 1986, he was elected city councillor. He was elected Senator for the periods 1986-1990 and 1990-1994. In 1995 he was elected governor of the department of Antioquia.
(approx 95 minutes)
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