Educationally speaking, I am a European and U.S.-educated lawyer, with a PhD in Educational Leadership, with certificates from the University of Geneva (International Organizations) and the Hague Academy of International Law (Diplomatic Law). My first law school thesis was on the Vienna Conventions on diplomatic and consular privileges and immunities.

Consul typewriter

Consul typewriter (a collector’s item)







Throughout my career I was committed to international education and was active in many organizations that shared the goal of preparing coming generations for the new global community. Among them: AALS (Association of American Law Schools) Section on Graduate Programs for Foreign Lawyers (founding president; newsletter editor); Florida State Commission on International Education (Law School Representative); NAFSA: Association of International Educators (national Parliamentarian); and more.

I was also a member of the Consular Corps College, Washington, D.C. and a contributor to its Forum Magazine 2015 No 4.

My three books and other writings on the consular institution, all targeting readers who don’t necessarily have an academic background in the topic, are featured on the pull-down page Consular Author.