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Former president of Colombia will teach at Georgetown University

Former Colombian president, Álvaro Uribe Vélez, has agreed to join the faculty of Georgetown University as a distinguished scholar this fall, The Chronicle of Higher Education reported.

The university announced that Uribe will conduct seminars and other programs for students in the Walsh School of Foreign Service. Uribe was president of Colombia from 2002-2010, when he was unable to seek a third term. The Chronicle reported that Uribe was regarded as a close ally of the U.S. and a leading advocate of free trade during his tenure as president.