Ambassador Fritsche Visits Tampa
On March 17th, Ambassador Fritsche traveled to Tampa, Florida. Her visit began with a meeting with the Mayor of Tampa, Bob Buckhorn, where they discussed the history of the Tampa Bay region and current economic developments around the port as well as the history and economic aspects of Liechtenstein.
Ambassador Claudia Fritsche with Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn.
Ambassador Fritsche took time during her trip to tour the Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS). CAMLS is a project from the University of South Florida, which seeks to improve medical training and patient safety through simulation-based education. After her tour, the Ambassador met with the CEO of CAMLS, Dr. Deborah Sutherland.
Dr. Ronald L. Vaughn, President of the University of Tampa, hosted a dinner in honor of the Ambassador before she gave a presentation at the University as part of the honors program’s international speaker series. In her speech, the Ambassador addressed Liechtenstein’s history, economy, and relationship with the U.S. She further discussed Liechtenstein’s various multilateral engagements and emphasized the country’s dedication to human rights and women’s empowerment.
As the final stop on her visit, Ambassador Fritsche toured the Tampa Museum of Art. She particularly enjoyed the exhibition “Graphicstudio: Uncommon Practice at USF,” which is a collaborative project between the Museum and the University of South Florida. The exhibition showcases art from the workshop “Graphicstudio” and includes works throughout the studio’s 46 year history.