International Center adviser is sworn in as Panama’s new president

Martinelli%20Inauguration.jpg Ricardo Martinelli, a member of the SMU International Center Advisory Council, was inaugurated as president of the Republic of Panama on July 1 at the Atlapa Congress Center in Panama City. His term as president will run from 2009 to 2014.

Michael Clarke, executive director of the International Center, represented SMU at the inauguration ceremony and at the reception after the ceremony.

Martinelli’s son, Luis Martinelli-Linares, earned a bachelor of business administration from SMU’s Cox School of Business in 2004.