GS Peru Ina. Celebration

Location: Grande Ballroom | Time: 6:30 PM

Speakers: GOED, Peruvian Embassy, UVU Officials, Peruvian Community.

 Peruvian dances by Dance Group “El Paso Peruano” directed by Sara Paredes


Ambassadorial Lecture

SC 213A | 11:00AM-12:30PM

Ambassadorial Lecture: His Excellency Harold Forsyth

Harold Forsyth

HAROLD W. FORSYTH became Ambassador of Peru to the United States on August 29, 2011. Before arriving in Washington, Ambassador Forsyth served as Ambassador of Peru to China from 2009 to 2011. He also served as an Advisor of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Peru from 2006 to 2009, after serving as Vice Minister Secretary General of Foreign Affairs of Peru. 

From 2004 to 2006, Ambassador Forsyth served as Permanent Representative of Peru to The International Organizations with headquarters in Rome. He has also served as Ambassador of Peru to San Marino and Turkey, Ambassador of Peru to Italy, and Ambassador of Peru to Colombia. 

From 2000 to 2001, Ambassador Forsyth worked as a consultant to the General Secretariat of the Andean Community of Nations. He has also served as a congressman from 1995 to 2000, and a founding member of the Democratic Forum and the Association for Civil Transparency in Peru. Ambassador Forsyth has been an international elections observer in Colombia, Mexico, Guatemala, and Nicaragua. 

Earlier in his career, Ambassador Forsyth served as Third Secretary of the Embassy of Peru in Chile; Second Secretary and Charge d’ Affairs of Peru to Bulgaria; Second Secretary at the Embassy of Peru in Venezuela; Chief of Cabinet of the Permanent Secretary of the Latin-American Economic System; First Secretary, Chief of Evaluation and Control of the Diplomatic Academy of Peru; Under Director of Latin-American Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Peru; Counselor at the Embassy of Peru in Canada; and Minister- Counselor of the Embassy of Peru in Germany. 

Ambassador Forsyth studied journalism at Pontifical Catholic University of Peru and international relations and diplomacy at the Diplomatic Academy of Peru. He is the author of the book Conversation with Javier Pe rez de Cue llar (2001). He has directed a radio program, two television shows, and a newspaper, and has received a dozen decorations for his diplomatic work.

Cosponsored with Embassy of Peru - Washington DC and UVU International Affairs & Diplomacy


History of Incas

SC 213A | 11:30AM-1:00PM

Academic Lecture: Dr. Emily M. Dean 

Southern Utah University Department of History, Sociology, Anthropology

The Archaeology and Ethnohistory of the Inca Empire

Talk Abstract:     Until the conquistador Pedro Pizarro captured the Inca Emperor, Atahualpa, in 1533, the Inca governed the largest empire in the Americas.  This lecture will use archaeological and historical data to discuss the many achievements of the Inca, including their extensive road system; their sophisticated architecture, agriculture, metallurgy, ceramics, and weaving; and their highly organized state bureaucracy.  The discussion will also cover some of what we know about Inca religion, society, and daily life. 

Emily Dean

Bio:     Emily Dean is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at Southern Utah University.  Prior to arriving at SUU she taught Anthropology as a visiting instructor at Colgate University and the University of California, at Berkeley, where she also earned her Ph.D. in 2005.  She specializes in the archaeology and prehistory of the Andean region of South America and has worked on archaeological projects in Peru and Bolivia since 1995.  Most recently she has investigated the Inca site of Raqchi, located southeast of Cuzco, Peru and the region surrounding the Neo-Inca site of Vitcos in Vilcabamba.                                      

Inca Tambo, Vilcabamba, Peru (photo by E. Dean)



amravin de schur

SC 213A | 4:00PM - 5:00PM

Amravin De Schur

Local Artist: Amravin de Schur

The Daily Utah Chronicle 

Cosponsored with UVU School of the Arts and UVU International & Multicultural Studies


uvu students_sara

SC 213A | 11:00AM-12:00PM

Academic Lecture: Dr. Sara Ulloa

This lecture will tell the story of UVU students walking the trail of the Inca people. These students went to Peru as part of UVU Spanish Study Abroad program. This program offered linguistic and cultural opportunities in four completely different locations: Trujillo, Chiclayo, Lima and Cusco.  Students received direct instruction by trained native educators, lived with Peruvian families and provided service in Trujillo and Cusco. Program Director and students will tell firsthand the richness and challenges of this Andean country these days.  Come and experience Peru today with us!

Sara Ulloa

Bio: Dr. Sara Ulloa is an Associate Professor for the Languages and Cultures Department at UVU. Sara is the Peru Study Abroad 2014 program Director. Sara has engaged in humanitarian projects and organizations to aid children in orphanages nationally and internationally since 2007. In 2008, Sara received the Dean’s Recognition Award for Humanitarian Service from the School of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences at UVU for directing Hope for Peru Humanitarian Service Project. Her current research interest includes instructional psychology and technology in service learning and second language acquisition. She has presented in conferences on service learning, humanitarian service and second language assessment in Spain, Peru, Mexico, Greece and Egypt as well as the US. Her most recent international presentations were in Peru for the Third International Women of the Mountains conference and Brazil for the RIO+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in June 2012. Sara believes that teaching a language projects intellectual engaging, cultural enlightening and educational empowering to broaden horizons and deepen understanding about other cultures and people.

UVU Dept. of Languages and Cultures


Free Trade

SC 213A | 11:00AM-12:00PM

Academic Lecture: Dr. Maritza Sotomayor

Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between United States and Peru
It has been five years since the implementation of the FTA between United States and Peru. The purpose of this presentation is to show the performance of the bilateral trade account. I will point out the benefits and costs of this bilateral trade for the United States and Peru. Previous to this analysis I will give a brief background about the Peruvian Economy in the last 20 years to show how this country has been transformed to be one of the emerging countries of the last decade.
Maritza Sotomayor
Maritza Sotomayor, Peruvian-American. Born and raised in Lima, Peru. She is a PhD in Applied Economics for the Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain. The main focus of her research is on international trade with focus on the  Latin American countries. She has published in Mexican and American journals. She joined the Finance & Economics Department at UVU since 2009. Currently she is teaching Economic Development and Macroeconomics.

UVU Finance & Economics Dept. Woodbury School of Business


Executive Lectures

SB 134 | 11:30 AM

David Utrilla

Speaker: Mr.David Utrilla

Honorary Consul to Peru, CEO of U.S. Translation Company. About executive lectures



SC Centre Stage | 6:30PM 

Mark Madsen

Host: Mr. Mark Madsen - Utah Senator 

Utah State Senate Roster

"Trade mission participant, Baldomero Lago, Senior Director of International & Multicultural Studies at Utah Valley University noted, “Recently a lot has been said about the economic growth in Peru and little is being said about the efforts of higher education to meet the demands created by this growth.”

Universities in Peru are ready and willing to establish exchanges with universities in Utah. “Peruvian universities are seeking for professional development and research opportunities. They are reaching out in the spirit of collaboration toward a global community,” Lago said. “What a unique opportunity for universities in the State of Utah to jump on this bandwagon and become partners with one of the leading countries on economic growth in the world.

Representatives from seven Utah based educational institutions were able to have one-on-one meetings with Peruvian education officials. Peruvian government and education leaders have expressed the need for stronger ties to Utah universities and these meetings have created more opportunities for Peruvian students to receive post-secondary education in Utah."


Amravin De Schur

UVU Library | NOV 4th - NOV 30th 

Amravin De Schur

Local Artist: Amravin de Schur

This presentation is made possible by: UVU Global Spotlight Peru, UVU School of the Arts, Department of Art and Visual Communications, Secondary Art Education, the UAEA UVU Art Education Student Chapter and St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Orem, Utah.

Questions – Please contact Dr. Lori Santos, Assistant Professor of Art Education, at:

[email protected]




Innovation in Peru

SC 213A | 11:30AM-1:00PM


In her presentation, Ms. Cabellos will address topics such as Peru’s “National Plan of Productive Diversification”,  “The Diffusion of Technology and Innovation” and “The roles of Technology Innovation Centers”. Her speech will summarize the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of the Peruvian Economy and the strategies that the Peruvian government has used to increase diversification within the production sector. She will present how quality control, the use of technology, and innovation centers has improved the quality of enterprises in Peru.

Ines Cabellos


Ms. Ines Mercedes Carazo de Cabellos studied Physics at the University of Buenos Aires. She then specialized in non-conventional energies at the National Engineering University in Peru and later on pursued a Masters in Economics in Mexico.

She has been the author of several publications in the fields of Science, Technology and Economics and her articles have been published in Peruvian and International magazines. She directs a monthly journal called “Peru Innovates”. She has participated as an exposer and moderator at entrepreneurship forums in Peru and Canada.

She has been a member of the jury at the “Talent and Innovation Competition of the Americas”, and at several national and international entrepreneurship, technology and innovation competitions sponsored by organizations such as the Organization of the American States (OAS) and the Latin American Development Bank (CAF). She has been a consultant for the European Union, the Latin American Bank, the Interamerican Development Bank, and several organizations within the United Nations. She is a president of the Institute of Production Technologies, an entity adjunct to the Production Ministry since 2014. She is also a director of the Center of Technology Innovation in Peru. 

National Coordinator of the Peruvian Technological Innovation. Interview with Dr. Carazo in Spanish


Se Llama Peru

Nov 10 | SL 118A | 12:00PM

Food Demonstration

Louis Rodrigues

Cosponsored with local Peruvian restaurant owner Se Llama Peru (UVU School of Culinary Arts Graduate, Louis Rodrigues)


Vallejo Poeta

SC 213B | 11:30AM-1:00PM

About the Lecture: 

Cesar Vallejo (1892 Perú – 1938 France) Encompasses all the individuals of the universe and identifies himself with the essence of the human being. In his poetry he captures the human and reader essence by bringing us close to each of his verses and creative works in every genre. In his writings, we are participants of his pain as an individual and of his absolute love for the human race. His verses penetrate the very essence of his readers, where Peruvian literacy identifies itself with the spirit of men and encompasses feelings that Vallejo not only wrote, but experienced, which made him an exceptional individual.

According to Omar Aramayo: “Vallejo is synonym of poetry, world and support”. Vallejo is synonym of universal fraternity. The main ideas of his poems are the fellowshipping of the human race inviting them to unite as men of “Masses” and work for a common purpose.

About the Presenter: 

Mara Garcia

Dr. Mara L. Garcia, Professor of Spanish American Literature at Brigham Young University. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky in 1997 in Latin American Literature. She is a creative writer in Spanish and she likes to write short stories. Her area of specialty is Latin American prose narrative, although her interests also include theater and poetry. Her area of research includes Latin American female literature (Inside and outside spaces, female initiation, female identity, female quest etc.) and fantastic Literature. She has published several articles, interviews, book chapters and book reviews on Latin American Literature.

Books published and Books Edited: Piedra de alero de Danilo Sánchez Lihón, 2014. Piedra viva de Danilo Sánchez Lihón, 2014, César Vallejo: Poeta universal (2013), Piedra de Almas que penan de Danilo Sánchez Lihón (2012), César Vallejo: Estudios y Panoramas críticos (2011), Homenaje poético a César Vallejo (2010), Elena Garro: Un recuerdo sólido (2009), Paco Yunque: Una mirada crítica (2009), Escritoras bolivianas de hoy (2008), Poeta de los andes: Homenaje a César Vallejo (2008), Escritoras Venezolanas de hoy, 2005 and La casa de calamina (Short stories), 1997. Co-editor of two books: Baúl de recuerdos: Homenaje a Elena Garro, 1999 (First recognition to Garro, after her death) and Todo ese fuego: Homenaje a Merlin Forster, 1999. Most of her publications to date have been on Elena Garro, Vargas Llosa, Rosario Castellanos, Bioy Casares, María Luisa Bombal among others. President-founder of Cesar Vallejo’s Institute 2002 (Utah-EEUU).

Honorary Member of Centre Vallejo Studies, UCL (England), 2006, Honorary Member Centro Educativo Brigham Young (Lima-Perú), 2005, Honorary Member of Vallejo’s Institute (Trujillo-Peru), 2004, Adoptive and Illustrious Daughter of Santiago de Chuco. She has received several Prizes and recognitions for her research on Elena Garro and César Vallejo.

Cesar Abraham Vallejo Mendoza was a Peruvian poet, writer, playwright, and a journalist. 

Nov 19 | EXPERIENCE PERU (part II)

UVU Students Bryan

SC 213A | 11:00AM-12:00PM

Discussion Panel: UVU students & Dr. Bryan Waite

Bryan Waite

As part of the School of Education's global and inclusive mission we led a group of aspiring teachers to Peru in May of 2014. The goal of the trip was to give students an opportunity to see the similarities and differences in education in the United States. In addition, as Spanish is one of Utah's dual immersion target languages, the program gave our students an opportunity to immerse themselves in the language and better prepare them for working with Spanish speaking students in Utah. Along with seeing some amazing sites that Peru has to offer such as Machu Picchu, UVU students had the amazing opportunity to work in four different schools where they taught English and observed classroom practice. The trip to Peru proved to be a fantastic way for our UVU students to experience global education relevant to their course of study.

Dr. Bryan Waite - School of Education 



SC Centre Stage | 11:00AM-12:00PM 


Jeronimo Lozano 


Jeronimo E. Lozano  born July 20, 1950, in Huamanga, a village in the remote, mountainous Ayacucho region of Peru, an area that he has characterized as “rich in ancient Inca culture and traditional beliefs.” 

His artistic talent was obvious at an early age.  Through the Utah Arts Council, Lozano has taught his art in schools and to disabled people in rest homes and other facilities. He enjoys teaching and encourages students to draw on their own experiences and customs to create retablos. Lozano is a unique retablo artist. Each of his pieces are originals. He has developed his own sculptural dough recipe and hand builds, sculpts, and paints each work of art.

Jeronimo E. Lozano carries on the ancient Peruvian tradition of hand-crafted retablos, originally portable altar boxes carried by travelers for protection, and incorporates his experiences in Mormon Utah and the West. 


SC Centre Stage | (9AM -11AM) & (12PM - 3PM)

Cost:  On the day of the workshop please bring $15 cash or check payable to Jeronimo Lozano for reimbursement of art materials.

Space is limited to the first 30 participants.

Send the Following Information to -  [email protected]


Your Name:





Grade Level and Courses Taught:


In 2008 Lozano was honored with the National Heritage Fellow Award (National Endowment for the Arts); the highest national award for traditional and folk artists.

Lozano is a unique retablo artist, he does not use molds. Each retablo is an original work of art hand built and sculpted with his own sculptural dough recipe. 

Join us and:

  • Learn about Peru and the traditional retablo art form.
  • Make your own original retablo with authentic materials, using Jeronimo’s unique method and sculptural dough recipe.
  • Engage with the artist and his original designs, and experience his stories and expertise.
  • Connect your workshop experience to art based lessons and the Utah core.




SC Grande Ballroom | 4:00PM 

Club Peru-Peruvial Art Festival of Utah - UVU Global Spotlight Program 

Come celebrate Christmas with us. Come enjoy Peruvian cake (Paneton) and Peruvian hot Chocolate beverage (Chocolatada). Live music will be performed by a local Peruvian band "Los Chasquis" and a local Cumbia & Salsa singer - Claudia Cumbia. Come dance, mingle, enjoy refreshments, and learn of a Peruvian culture.





SC 213A | 11:00AM - 12:00PM


Peru is one of the most Indian of countries in Latin America.  It is also a place with some of the last isolated tribes on earth, formerly called uncontested peoples.  Yet the issue of indian-ness (or better said indignity), how to determine it and the legal implications of indignity has become a matter of extensive struggle in this vast and important country.  This presentation will give an overview of the issues and of the situation of indigenous people in Peru today, particularly when concerned with the law of consultation and the expansion in mining and petrochemicals on land claimed by indigenous communities. 

David Knowlton


Dr. David Knowlton is a sociocultural anthropologist who specializes in the anthropology of Latin America (with a focus on the Andes), the anthropology of Mormonism, and social theory.  His current interests include the social organization of the transnational space of religion, the socioeconomic correlates of religious membership in Latin America, the phenomenology of Mormon life, and the relationship between neoliberalism and social movements in Bolivia. 

The University of Texas at Austin

Ph.D., Anthropology

Fulbright Alumni


dan fairbanks

Ragan Theater | 11:30AM - 1:00PM


The Sacerdotisa de Chornancap (Priestess of Chornancap) was an elite ruler of the coastal Peruvian Lambayeque and Sicán culture approximately 800 years ago. She was buried in a tomb near the Pyramid of Chornancap with rich and elaborate ornamentation of gold, copper, and carved shells. UVU biological anthropologist, Dr. Haagen Klaus, and Dr. Daniel Fairbanks, Dean of the College of Science & Health at UVU and a certified forensic sculptor, along with UVU students, participated in the excavation and conservation of her remains. Dr. Fairbanks and Dr. Klaus reconstructed her image, which is currently on display at the Brüning National Archeological Museum in Lambayeque. In this presentation, Dr. Klaus will describe her history and her excavation while Dr. Fairbanks sculpts a replica of the Priestess from a cast of her skull.


Dr. Klaus and Dr. Fairbanks

Dr. Daniel Fairbanks

Academic Specialties

Genetics, Evolution, History of Science, International Scientific Development, Art

Current Position

Dean (2014–present), Associate Dean (2009–2014), College of Science & Health, Professor of Biology, Utah Valley University

Previous Positions

Head of the Department and Professor of Plant, Soil, and Insect Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2008.

Dean of Undergraduate Education, Brigham Young University, 2005—2008.

Visiting Professor, Southern Virginia University, Buena Vista, Virginia, 2002—2004.

Associate Dean of Biology and Agriculture, Brigham Young University, 2000.

Honors Program Director and Associate Dean, Brigham Young University, 1998—2000.

Fulbright Professor, Universidade Estadual de Londrina, Brazil, 1991

Professor, Department of Plant and Wildlife Sciences, Brigham Young University (Full Professor 1998—2008, Associate Professor 1994—98, Assistant Professor 1988—94.


Ph.D. University of Arizona, 1988

M.S. University of Minnesota, 1985

B.S. Brigham Young University, 1982

Dr. Haagen Klaus

Coming to George Mason University in 2013, my teaching and research center on the bioarchaeology of the north coast of Peru. My work also spans human skeletal biology and anatomy, pathophysiology, burial taphonomy, and forensic anthropology. I teach sections of Anthropology 135 (Becoming Human: Introduction to Physical Anthropology) and will soon will be introducing courses on paleopathology, bioarchaeology, Andean prehistory, forensic anthropology, and related special seminars. 
The human skeleton is the single most information-dense source of knowledge about the past. While human biology and health are indeed products of our underlying genes, it is our environments, economics, and behaviors that shape elements of skeletal and dental biology far more directly. Since its founding in 2003, I have directed the Lambayeque Valley Biohistory Project, a sustained, multi-decade, international, multidisciplinary, and regional field bioarchaeology program on the desert north coast of Peru. Using the human skeleton as our central source of information, my students, colleagues, and I excavate archaeological sites and mortuary contexts. We seek to learn of the lives of the people: how did developments of socioeconomic and political complexity, violence, new technologies, and hostile Andean environments shape unfolding of 10,000 years of history in this center of Andean civilization?
To explore the answers to these questions, project members from Peru, Japan, Canada, and the United States employ a biohistorical approach in the examination of multiple kinds of information, which include skeletal infection and chronic biological stress, osteoarthritis related to physical activity, patterns of human growth and growth retardation, paleodemographic reconstructions, diet, bone/tooth isotopic chemistry, evidence of ritual violence and sacrifice, and ancient DNA and proteomic variation.



SC 213A | 11:00AM - 12:00PM


Peru sits in one of the most geologically active zones on the planet.  Just offshore Peru, the Nazca tectonic plate has been converging with the South American plate for more than 25 million years.  This convergence has generated magma and, associated with the magma, tremendous mineral wealth.  The valuable mineral deposits in Peru include ores of copper, gold, silver, zinc, lead, and tin.  For decades, Peru’s economy has benefitted from a robust mining industry.  Peru’s geology, however, has a down side.  The plate convergence creates a major earthquake hazard, and Peru has experienced dozens of fatal earthquakes over the past 400 years. The most deadly earthquake in Peru’s history was the magnitude-7.9 Ancash earthquake in 1970.  The Ancash earthquake triggered a landslide that completely buried two towns and killed at least 50,000 people.


Peru Geology

Professor Steve Fellows is an Assistant Professor of Geology in the College of Science and Health at Utah Valley University.  Steve earned a B.S. in Geology from Weber State University and carried out his graduate work in experimental petrology from the University of Victoria in British Columbia. There he focused on the role the mantle plays in ore metal distribution and concentration. He is currently researching the surface expression of ore deposits using new chemical and physical analytical techniques. He hopes to use these results to develop a tool to assist in future mineral exploration endeavors. Additionally Steve has used the mineral tourmaline as a recorder of past geologic processes. Most recently he has successfully applied this technique to add valuable insight into the ongoing discussion on the formation of the Central Himalaya in Nepal. He plans to build on this research and use tourmaline as an ore indicator and to explore Earth’s geologic past. In addition to introductory geology courses, Steve teaches Earth Materials and Advanced Petrology at Utah Valley University. 

Professor Daniel Horns is the Associate Dean and  Professor of Geology in the College of Science and Health at Utah Valley University.  Dr. Horns earned a B.S. in Geophysics from UCLA and a Ph.D. in Geology from UC Davis.  Dr. Horns’ teaching and research focus on assessment of earthquake and landslide hazards.  Prior to joining the faculty at Utah Valley University, Dr. Horns worked for five years as a consulting geologist.  As a consultant, Dr. Horns worked on projects related to geologic hazards, water resources, and water quality.



SC 213A | 11:00AM - 12:00PM


"The purpose of my stories is to demonstrate that reading is simply the desire to search for an explanation of the real and the far-fetched. I prompt my readers to find themselves in between the parallels of magical worlds and what is plausible; I stimulate readers become part of the story-line and discover the key to imagination. In a similar light, I propose a new category for the narrative of chaos in Peruvian society. From beginning to end, my stories propose open-ended philosophies for the reader to make sense of these realities and explore the possibilities of similar and better worlds."

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Jorge Pinto

Ricardo Pinto was born in Lima, Perú in 1974. He earned a Bachelors of Arts in communication from Universidad San Martín de Porres in Lima, Perú, and a Master of Arts in literature from The City College of New York in New York City, U.S.A.

His personal and professional practices inform his creative writing and literary works. In addition to working as a journalist, Pinto has been a professor of Peruvian history, and has taught courses in the departments of literature and Spanish for Queens College of New York, New Rochelle College, and York College of New York.

In 2005, the Institute of Latina American Art & Culture in New Jersey(http://icalnj.org/) recognized him for his novel, El Fin de la Ilusión (The End of Illusion). In 2010 published his first book Dreams of a dog from lima and 2014 published his second book of short stories truths of a lying dog. He is currently preparing his next publication.


Peruvian Congress

SC 213A | 11:30AM - 1:00PM 

Abstract: Recent Peruvian Politics

Peruvian politics have been influenced by high levels of income inequality and considerable social tension between social classes and racial (indigenous/ non- indigenous) groups.  Elections for the key office of the presidency held every five years have been dominated by personalist  leaders supported by multiple, generally short-lived political parties.  The radical leftist violence in the 1980s and early 1990s of the Shining Path (Sendero Luminoso) and the Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement has largely been suppressed with their leaders dead or imprisoned during the Fujimori presidency.  Recent presidents (Alejandro Toledo, 2001-06; Alan Garcia, 2006-2011; and Ollanta Humala, 2011-present), while they campaigned in the name of social reform, actually emphasized foreign investment that exploited Peru’s rich mineral exports. The recent economy has maintained low inflation (in distinction from that of the late 1980s and early 1990s) and moderately high economic growth.  A weak point in the economy is the high gap in the income distribution between the rich and the poor (many of whom had once supported the guerrillas). 

Dr. Edward Epstein CV:


BA, Cornell University, 1965

MA, University of California, Berkeley, 1966

PhD, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1970


Fulbright-Hays Research Fellowship, 1968-69, Peru

Fulbright  Research Fellowship, 1984-85, Argentina                                                     

Fulbright Research Fellowship, 1992-93, Chile


University of Utah:  Assistant Prof., 1970-77; Associate Prof. 1977-1987;

Prof. 1988-2011; Prof. Emeritus, 2011-present.


Del Mar Al Lago: Food Demo

SL 118A | 12:00PM - 1:00PM FREE FOOD SAMPLES!!!!


About the restaurant: 

Del Mar al Lago might be on the top of the “best places you have never been” list, but it won’t be there long.  Word is definitely getting out on this Peruvian Seafood joint, just across the street from RC Willeys in South Salt Lake.

At Del Mar al Lago, there’s a wide range of Peruvian flavors represented, from cebiche (aka ceviche)—Peru’s gift to seafood lovers worldwide—to classic dishes like lomo saltado, causas, tacu tacu, sopas and much more. The menu is extensive. It’s also very reasonably priced. You can eat until you can’t move. Their dishes are amazing.  Del Mar al Lago was named among the top 25 restaurants in Utah by the Salt Lake Magazine on March 27th of 2014..

From the restaurant owner:  

Please join us on  experiencing more of the Peruvian cuisine. Their  menu is available at the following link: http://www.slcmenu.com/2014/10/30/del-mar-al-lago-menu/



Traditional Peruvian Dance

Location: GT 612 | Time: 1:00PM-2:20PM

The purpose of this dance workshop is to introduce students to other cultures and help them develop an appreciation for cultures other than their own.  Our particular focus is that "dance is a reflection of culture"  Performed dances will showcase Peruvian culture and spirit. 

Cosponsored with the UVU School of Education and UVU International Study Programs


Career Exploration

SC 213B | 11:30AM - 1:00PM


In a globalized, digitized and continually evolving world, one cannot plan work objectives, vocational aspirations and professional goals with paradigms from generations past. In past decades, life and the labor market were predictable and somehow stable. Nowadays the only immutable constant is “change”.  It is within this dizzying whirlwind of the educational and occupational world, that Career Construction offers us a refreshing and practical academic and occupational perspective with which to face the challenges at hand. In addition, it helps us meet the wonderful vocational and professional opportunities these new generations have. It assists us in  integrating our past with the present to guide us to our future in a complete and realistic manner.


Alberto Puertas  

Alberto Puertas, MS, GCDF 

Alberto Puertas is a career/academic counselor for the University Advisement Center at Brigham Young University. His responsibilities include: serving as the International Advisement Specialist at BYU; teaching courses in career strategies, career exploration, and effective learning; mentoring students at risk, and assisting the University in promoting career development issues and objectives. 

Alberto has a Master of Science in Counseling and Guidance from BYU. He has mentored many college students doing humanitarian work and internships abroad. He has presented workshops and seminars in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica, Chile, Bolivia and Peru. In his presentations and daily work, Alberto Puertas emphasizes the relationship between meaning, spirituality and career development. He also stresses the benefits and challenges globalization presents to vocational guidance in the international arena to this new millennium. 

Alberto’s support and dedication to career orientation is tireless. He currently serves NCDA (National Career development Association) as the Latin American Director. One of his main contributions in this position is leading the formation of PCDA (Peruvian Career Development Association), the first Latin American affiliate of NCDA. From 2008 to 2010, he served on the Board of Trustees for NCDA, which allowed him to see the positive impact of NCDA on career development in this nation and around the world. In addition, Alberto has served as the International Career Issues Committee Chair. In this position, He led the formation of the Ambassadors program to assist the international members of NCDA who needed to network and understand the dynamics of the organization during NCDA annual conferences. Alberto has headed NCDA delegations to South America to promote career development interests and objectives. His recent contribution to career development is his new position as a member of the faculty and research team for Kuder Corporation. 

Alberto Puertas serves as the Chair of the Board for Teens ACT, an organization whose main objective is empowering teenagers at risk for college. His support to local and international community projects is an important component of his contribution to society. In his outreach to the local and international community, he serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Eagle Condor Humanitarian and the Liahona Children’s Foundation, organizations whose efforts benefit the less fortunate in developing nations. Alberto also serves as Advisory Board Chair for the BYU Hispanic Management Society Chapter. 

Alberto and his wife Kristen of 24 years live with their three beautiful children in Orem, Utah. In his free time he enjoys reading, nature, good cuisine and spending time with his family and friends.


rising star

RAGAN THEATRE | 11:30AM - 1:00PM

Abstract: Challenges and Opportunities for Trade Between Peru and USA

Peru´s economy has been consistently growing during the past decade, averaging 6.7% real GDP growth between 2004 and 2013. International trade, especially of commodities with little added value such as minerals and energy, can explain a great portion of the economic expansion, together with foreign investment and stability. Even though the prices of commodities have been favorable to the Peruvian economy, recent years have evidenced once again that it is not enough to rely on natural resources but rather to continue evolving into higher value added products in order to position Peru as a reliable supplier of quality and innovating products. Thus, the Peruvian Government, through the work of its Trade Commissions around the world, aim to promote the exports of non-traditional products, especially into the U.S. market, which remains to be the primary destination of such exports. This is a challenging goal that demands a close cooperation between the private and public sector, making the Trade Commission of Peru in Los Angeles an essential player in the development of trade with the United States.


Ricardo Romero Talledo

Mr. Ricardo Romero Talledo is currently Peru’s Trade Representative on the West Coast of the United States. Mr. Romero has the responsibility to lead Peru’s strategy and efforts in the western states to maximize the benefits of the recently enacted Trade Promotion Agreement signed between Peru and the United States. He is also a columnist of Expreso, a prominent Peruvian newspaper, where he has a weekly column, “Brújula Comercial”, since 2003.

Mr. Romero was Chairman and CEO of Tradingconsult, a consulting firm that he founded in 2003, that provides advisory services to businesses and public institutions on issues related to strategic planning, project formulation and foreign trade issues on a global basis. From 2007-2008 he was Strategic Advisor for Business Development of PricewaterhouseCoopers, and from 2002-2003 served as Executive Director of Promperú, Peru’s export promotion agency. He also served as Chief Executive Officer of Comexperu, Peru’s leading trade business organization, from 2001-2002.

As appointee by three Presidents, Mr. Romero formerly served as Alternate Representative of the APEC Business Advisory Council from 1999-2004. As Peruvian representative to ABAC, interacted with the Heads of State of the 21 member economies, as well as with ministers of trade and Fortune Global 500 corporate leaders to discuss and propose policy changes to facilitate trade and investment liberalization in the Asia Pacific region according to WTO trade regulations. Had the responsibility to represent and defend Peru’s national priorities and interests, through permanent lobbying and public relations work.

Mr. Romero has studies of law from the Universidad Complutense of Madrid, Spain. He was also educated at Chapman University, Houghton College, American University and the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has a B.A. in Political Science and International Economics, and a MSc in Management. And recently Mr. Romero has completed a program on trade policy at the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government.


La Carreta Peruvian Restaurant

SL 118A | 12:00PM - 1:00PM

Food demonstration and presentation - Delicious sample food will be provided by La Carreta Peruvian restaurant. 

La Carreta restaurant was opened in 1991.  The name of the restaurant  was inspired by the legacy of the Mormon pioneers in Utah and by the legacy of the traditions of Peruvian peasants. The owner, Ms. Alejandra Saavedra (the chef) learned to prepare Peruvian food by following the steps of her father, who owned a restaurant next to the government palace in Lima, Peru.  La Carreta restaurant was one of the first Peruvian restaurants in Utah.  The food combines the typical Peruvian flavor emphasizing the usage of healthy ingredients for its preparation.
The restaurant offers  typical Peruvian dishes such as: Lomo Saltado (steak with fries and rice) , Lomo Mixto (beef chicken, shrimp with fries and rice), Bisteck a la Nortena (beef stew cooked with cilantro, served with beans and rice), Jalea de Pescado (lighted breaded fried fish served on a bed of lettuce, garnished with shrimp, served with fried potatoes and topped with light lime salad), Anticuchos (Peruvian style kabobs of chicken or beef served with fries), Anticuchos Mixtos (Peruvian style kabobs, beef, chicken and shrimp served with fries),  Pescado a lo Macho (seasoned fish simmered in a broth made of tomatoes, garlic, chilies and shrimp served with rice), Papa a la Huancaina (sliced potatoes on a bed of fresh lettuce, topped with spicy cheese sauce),  Tallarin Verde (fettuccini noodles sautéed in special spinach basil sauce and sprinkled with parmesan cheese, topped with tender fried steak and fried potato), Aji de Gallina (shredded chicken in walnut gravy served with potato and rice), Tallarin Saltado (lean beef sautéed with onions, tomatoes and fettuccini noodles )and Ceviche Mixto  among other dishes (lemon marinated raw fish with lettuce potato and yuca). 
The restaurant also has its own specialties created by the chef such as: Bisteck a la Carreta (steak marinated with grapefruit juiced and spiced with garlic and fresh parsley, served with rice, fries, and house salad) and Pollo a la Carreta (chicken marinated with grapefruit juice and spiced with garlic and fresh parsley, served with rice, fries and house salad).  The price of the dishes ranges from from  $6.99 to $12.99. La Carreta is open Mondays - Thursdays from 11.30 AM-  3:00 PM & 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM and Fridays - Saturdays from 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM.
La Carreta also provides food for events across Utah County. The restaurant was referred to as an  “Authentic Ethnic Treat" by The Daily Herald in  April of 2007.  
The complete menu of the restaurant  can be located at the following link:
La carreta website
Come and enjoy this delicious food with us!


Woman of the Mountain

SC 213B | 11:00AM - 12:00PM

Academic Lecture: Dr. Sara Ulloa


This academic lecture  will discuss  topics such as  the involvement of North American mountain communities with the United Nations’ Mountain Partnership (MP)  and IWM promoting worldwide sustainable development in mountainous areas. It will also address the critical issues facing women and children in mountainous regions across the globe and provide a forum in which to raise both awareness and advocacy on eliminating gender inequality and addressing sustainability challenges.



Dr. Sara Ulloa

Dr. Sara Ulloa is an Associate Professor for the Languages and Cultures Department at UVU. Sara is the Peru Study Abroad 2014 program Director. Sara has engaged in humanitarian projects and organizations to aid children in orphanages nationally and internationally since 2007. In 2008, Sara received the Dean’s Recognition Award for Humanitarian Service from the School of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences at UVU for directing Hope for Peru Humanitarian Service Project. Her current research interest includes instructional psychology and technology in service learning and second language acquisition. She has presented in conferences on service learning, humanitarian service and second language assessment in Spain, Peru, Mexico, Greece and Egypt as well as the US. Her most recent international presentations were in Peru for the Third International Women of the Mountains conference and Brazil for the RIO+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in June 2012. Sara believes that teaching a language projects intellectual engaging, cultural enlightening and educational empowering to broaden horizons and deepen understanding about other cultures and people.


Writing in Strings

SC 213A | 11:00AM - 12:00PM

Academic Lecture: Writing with Strings? Khipus Before & After the Conquest in Peru


Scholars often wonder how the Inca managed to administer one of the most geographically vast empires in the history of the world without writing. Khipus, knotted cords that recorded data such as tribute, population, military statistics, and herd counts, are the most obvious answer to such questions.

Yet how much is known about these as of yet undeciphered data storage devices? This lecture places the khipus in the context of other American data systems, explores recent controversies over the interpretation and contents of khipus, and highlights the use of khipus after the conquest in colonial Peru.


Dr. Mark Lentz

Mark Lentz is Assistant Professor of History at Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah, and co-editor with Dana Velasco Murillo and Margarita R. Ochoa of City Indians in Spain’s American Empire: Urban Indigenous Society in Colonial Mesoamerica and Andean South America, 1530–1810 (Sussex Academic Press, 2012). His recent research and writing has been supported by a stipend and stay at the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History. He has also received fellowships to participate in National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institutes (2012, 2013). 


Keiko Fujimori


Keiko is a Peruvian Fujimorista politician, daughter of former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori and Susana Higuchi. She served as First Lady, from 1994 to 2000, after her parents divorced, becoming the youngest First Lady in the history of the Americas. She then became a member of the Peruvian legislature. Fujimori leads the center-right party Fuerza Popular, and lost her bid for the presidency in the 2011 Peruvian election runoff of June 5, 2011. 

Keiko Fujimori graduated from Peru's Catholic School Colegio Sagrados Corazones Recoleta (Recoleta Academy of the Sacred Hearts) in 1992. The following year, she travelled to New York City to pursue a bachelor's degree in Business Administration. She began her studies at Stony Brook University, and graduated in 1997 from Boston University She received her M.B.A. from Columbia Business School in 2006.






Global Spotlight Social


International Game Night!

We are going to be having tournaments in Ping Pong, Pool, Bowling, FIFA, and other various international games in the SLWC. It is free for all students, and there will be prizes!