Asociación Paraguaya de Profesionales Graduados en E.E.U.U.



First session of SmarTalks by APPG - Virtual Series. On Monday, April 06, 2020, the APPG was honored to host the first edition "Virtual Series of SMARTalks by APPG." The successful discussion was led by Economist Gladys Benegas. She shared her perspectives on "Education, Economy and Health in times of COVID19.”


The APPG and STP hosted a world-class panel of Public Private Parnetship experts on May 25th. The following documents offer a thorough summary of what was discussed:


The Paraguayan Association of Professionals Graduated in the U.S.A. (APPG) serves to:

  • To promote the relationship of the members with their respective Universities in the United States.
  • To assist students interested in continuing their studies in the United States.
  • To promote the exchange of educational and professional visits between both countries.
  • To promote the relationship between the members through actions on the behalf of the community.
  • To provide a forum to share knowledge, ideas, experiences and strategies in different areas of human activity.


RECENT ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:

  • Charla virtual a cargo de la Dra. Gladys Benegas "Educación, Economía y Salud en tiempos de Covid-19"
  • Charla a cargo del Dr.César Dario Cabañas Prat sobre "Detección precoz del cáncer de próstata"
  • Charla informativa sobre admisiones y aplicaciones a cargo del Sr. Jason Smith, Universidad de Winsconsin, Master of Laws LL.M Degree.
  • Charla a cargo de la Directora de la PRONAC ALICIA POMATA - Programa Nacional del Cáncer del Ministerio de Salud Pública y Bienestar Social“Prevención y diagnóstico temprano del cáncer de mama y cáncer de cuello uterino”
  • Charla a cargo de la Dra. Lyliana Gayoso y el Dr. Paul Ervin sobre “Pobreza y su multidimensionalidad en el Paraguay – Un aporte para su focalización y abordaje en el diseño de mejores políticas públicas”
  • Conferencia del Dr.Miguel Carter sobre Itaipú "La riqueza energética perdida en Paraguay"
  • Charla a cargo de Roberto Cano “Paraguay, Desafíos y Oportunidades: Un análisis demográfico desde la política educativa”
  • Conferencia "Ideologías versus Experiencias Prácticas en Proyectos de Participación Público-Privada (APP)”.
  • 4ta. Visita Estudiantil - Año 2014
  • Conferencia sobre cambio climático con la Dra. Antonieta Arias.
  • Ciclo de tres conferencias: “Pobreza, Como enfrentarla”, con la presencia del Director de CEPAL en la sesión inicial. Organizado con otras prestigiosas ONG y entidades públicas.
  • Disertación del Dr. Donald Armstrong, Director del Dep. de Tecnología Médica de la Universidad de Búfalo.
  • Conciertos con el consocio Lobito Martínez (QEPD).
  • Desayuno de Trabajo con el Dr. Lawrance Harrison (Harvard University), “La mentalidad del sub desarrollo.”
  • Disertación del Dr. Raymond Ciacci de la Universidad de Chicago. Titulo: “Why some sons fail to live up to their father expectations.”
  • Disertación del Dr. Raymond Ciacci de la Universidad de Chicago. Titulo: “Why some sons fail to live up to their father expectations.”
  • Conferencia de promoción al Desarrollo: “Una propuesta de Estatuto Agrario”.
  • Organización de la primera Delegación Paraguaya para la visita de intercambio Educacional y Comercial a Oklahoma. Asisten: Presidente de la Cámara de Comercio, Director de Pro-Paraguay, Representante del MAG, CCPA y la Asesora Estudiantil CCPA/USIS.
  • Co-auspicio con la SEURT del panel sobre “Patrimonio Cultural Urbano.”
  • Conjuntamente con la Universidad Americana, el CCPA, el Dr. K. Fatemi, Decano de la Universidad de Texas A&M International, disertó sobre “Mercosur y Nafta.”
  • Reuniones de trabajo con Representative Tommy Thomas, Majority Floor Leader, Oklahoma House of Representative.
  • Disertación del Dr. Sherman Louis Cohn, Universidad Georgetown, sobre “Ética Profesional en el Derecho.”
  • Panel sobre Temas de Interés Medico por los Dres. Miguel Gonzalez Oddone y el Dr. Efrain Olszewer.
  • Conferencia del Dr. Francisco Rivera Batiz, Phd de Columbia University.
  • Conferencia sobre “El Comercio Internacional y Los acuerdos Regionales”, por Ellen Frost, Senior Fellow del Institute of International Economics.
  • Conjuntamente con Peace Corps, y con apoyo de USAID, se desarrollaron dos jornadas completas de talleres y exposiciones sobre Liderazgo y Responsabilidad Social; El Rol del Sector Publico y Privado en el desarrollo; El Paraguay en el Nuevo Orden Mundial, siendo panelistas el consocio Benjamin Fernandez Bogado, Ricardo Caballero Aquino, Robert White, Marcial Riquelme. Participo como invitado especial Mark Jacobs.
  • Tres paneles “Dónde está el Arco: Una visión para el Desarrollo” con los Ministros del MIC, MOPC, BCP y otros destacados economistas locales.

Who We Are



The Paraguayan Association of Professionals Graduated in the U.S.A. (APPG), is a non-profit organization comprised of more than 180 graduates of U.S. universities. Members include alumni from universities across the U.S. with a wide range of academic backgrounds.


      EXECUTIVE COMITEE
      President:

      Jazmín Ramírez

      Vice President:

      Raquel Fratta

      Secretary:

      Antonio Brítez

      Alternate Secretary:

      Alberto Báez Köhn

      Treasurer:

      Roberto Stewart

      First Member:

      Federico Sosa

      Second Member:

      Ariel Cabañas

      Trustee:

      Gustavo Ruíz Díaz

      Alternate Trustee:

      Nils Gustafson

      Permanent Member:

      Melissa McDonald

      Permanent Member:

      Kathleen M. Guerra

      FORMER PRESIDENTS
      1993 - 1995

      Dr. Arnaldo Acosta

      1995 - 1997

      Lic. Antonio Britez

      1997 - 1999

      Ing. Nils Gustafson

      1999 - 2001

      Ing. Henry Moriya

      2001 - 2003

      Dr. Gustavo Diaz Gill

      2003 - 2005

      Dra. Gladys Benegas

      2005 - 2007

      Ing. Santiago Mandelburguer

      2007 - 2009

      Dra. Patricia Marchewka

      2009 - 2011

      Arq. Mirtha Ramírez

      2011 - 2013

      Lic. Gustavo Mora Meilicke

      2013 - 2015

      Lic. Claudia Villalba

      2015 - 2017

      Lic. César Cardozo D.

      2017 - 2019

      Ing. Henry Moriya


HISTORY AND MISSION

APPG is an association of Paraguayan professionals and foreign residents in the country, and who have graduated in the U.S.A.
The idea to found an Association of professionals who graduated in the United States was born in October 1993 when the American Ambassador in Paraguay at that time, J. Glassman invited those who graduated in the USA to a concert of a country music group "Tim and Molly O’Brian " at the US Embassy. To this fact it was added the unconditional support given by Mr. Mark Jacobs, at that time Director of USIS, and the invaluable contribution of the Paraguayan American Cultural Center through Mr. Peter Jones, Executive Director of the CCPA.
Finally, after several meetings, the APPG was founded on November 24, 1993 and on April 26, 1994 the first Executive Committee was elected, with Dr. Arnaldo Acosta as Chairman, and Eng. Angel Auad as Vice-Chairman.

The mission of the APPG entails promotion of:

  • Cultural, professional and technical relations between its associates and the community.
  • Ties with the United States through activities organized with the support of the CCPA and the Embassy of the United States in Paraguay.
  • Qualification of human resources.
The APPG comprises more than 180 professionals of different specialties such as: Doctors of Medicine, Biochemists, Dentists, Psychologists, Veterinarians, Economists, Attorneys at Law, Journalists, IT Analysts, Architects and Engineers (Civil, Agricultural, Industrial, Electrical, etc.), and others, who are involved in the private sector as well as in the public sector.
Within the framework of the Mission defined for "acting as a catalyst for the exchange of experiences and knowledge, as well as to provide the cultural and social relationship among their associates, and society from Paraguay and the United States", from 1994 they have been developing cultural and artistic activities, forums and/or lectures about subjects of national interest with participation of national and international authorities, periodic meetings and "happy hours" for all its associates, where several subjects are addressed, and issues of civil and communitarian interest are discussed, as well as technical, philosophical and other subjects that are considered of interest and/or necessary in any of the areas of the human knowledge.

How To Join



REQUIREMENTS

The members are all Paraguayans and foreigners professionals living in the country, who have completed college and have graduated or obtained a certificate of specialization in the United States.
There is no application fee. Annual dues are 100.000 Gs.

MEMBERSHIP ADVANTAGES

  • Being part of a multidisciplinary network of people with high training and performance, being all of them graduates from Universities in the United States.
  • Membership of the Paraguayan-American Cultural Center (CCPA) with all the benefits of a member of the CCPA.
  • Free membership of the Roosevelt Library, where you can borrow books, magazines, newspapers, cassettes and films that are unique in the country, in Spanish and English.
  • Discounts on tickets for events performed at the CCPA (Concerts, Festivals, Theatre).
  • Members and children of members have special discounts for English courses at the CCPA.
  • Discounts for the use of the facilities of the CCPA. (“Teatro de las Americas”, “Galeria Agustin Barrios”, Multipurpose Hall).
  • Discounts in several stores.
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