CEE Endowed Lectures

Throughout the academic year, UW CEE is pleased to offer three annual endowed lectures supported by generous donors. The lectures provide an opportunity for the greater UW CEE community of alums, students, faculty and friends to gather for an educational and social event. Lectures are free and open to the public.

Annual Endowed Lectures:

Learn more about CEE’s three endowed lectures, each of which features an annual lecture.

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2016 Wenk Lecture

Carlos FabregaCarlos Fábrega
Thursday, October 27, 2016

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The Panama Canal doubled its capacity after the Expansion Program was completed in June 2016, almost a century after the canal first transformed international trade. Join us for an in-depth look at the most notable component of the Expansion Program, the Third Set of Locks project, presented by Carlos Fábrega. A critical undertaking in order for the canal to maintain its competitive edge in today’s marketplace, the project added a new lane of traffic in order to increase its capacity and to accommodate larger vessels.

Fábrega was a key player in the Third Set of Locks project, serving as a member of the Board of Representatives and Executive Committee of the Grupo Unidos por el Canal JV (GUPC), the contractor selected to build the new Locks. Fábrega is the executive vice president of Constructora Urbana S.A., the largest heavy and civil construction company in Panama and member of GUPC.