Greetings, Mr. President

Another Stanford grad, CARLOS PASCUAL, who was named U.S. ambassador to Mexico earlier this summer, was in the news last week when he greeted President Obama when he arrived in Guadalajara for a mini-summit with Mexico’s President Felipe Calderon and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Pascual, who earned his bachelor’s degree in international relations from Stanford in 1980, was a student of COIT “CHIP” BLACKER, director of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. Pascual then became Blacker’s deputy on the National Security Council, and later Blacker’s successor as senior director for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia on the NSC.

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) waves next to U.S ambassador in Mexico Carlos Pascual as they arrival at the International airport in Guadalajara City August 9, 2009. U.S. President Barack Obama, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Mexican President Felipe Calderon will meet in Guadalajara to attend a summit of North American leaders on August 9 and 10.
U.S. President Barack Obama (L) waves next to U.S ambassador in Mexico Carlos Pascual as they arrival at the International airport in Guadalajara City August 9, 2009. U.S. President Barack Obama, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Mexican President Felipe Calderon will meet in Guadalajara to attend a summit of North American leaders on August 9 and 10. (Photograph by Henry Romero / Reuters)