Ambassador Diego Asencio (F'1952)
Georgetown College (1789-1815)
A graduate of Georgetown University's Foreign Service School in 1952, Asencio served as both U.S. Ambassador to Colombia (1977-1980) and U.S. Ambassador to Brazil (1983-1986). While serving in Colombia,he was taken hostage in February 1980, along with 14 other ambassadors and dozens of civilians, by Colombian M-19 guerrillas following a siege on the Dominican Embassy in Bogotá. Having been trained for high risk environments and armed with extensive cultural and political knowledge of the area, Asencio was able to play a vital role in securing his release and ending the hostage situation. He and his wife, Nancy, would later write a book about their experience called 'Our Man is Inside.'
All Rights Reserved by Georgetown University Library.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Schneider, Christina J.(University of California, San Diego); Tobin, Jennifer L. (Georgetown University, Washington D.C.) (Mortara Center for International Studies, 2011)This paper analyzes multilateral aid allocation in the European Union (EU). We argue that EU members can influence the aid allocation process towards their national interests if they form powerful coalitions that bias ...