U.S. ambassador to Portugal to speak at UMass-Lowell

Sherman was appointed as ambassador in 2014.

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to Portugal will speak about the relationship between the two countries during a visit to the University of Massachusetts-Lowell.

Robert Sherman’s visit on Tuesday will be presented by UMass-Lowell’s Saab-Pedroso Center for Portuguese Culture and Research, the International Relations Club and the College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

Sherman was appointed as ambassador in 2014. He promotes economic development and trade between the U.S. and Portugal, particularly in the biotech and life sciences sectors. He also works to strengthen Portugal’s engagement in NATO.

Sherman’s talk, “U.S. and Portugal Relations in a Dangerous and changing World,” is a free event open to the UMass-Lowell campus and the public.

Sherman founded the Boston office of the international law firm Greenberg, Traurig before becoming ambassador.

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