A Cruise of Panama and Costa Rica

Explore Costa Rica's natural wonders and cruise the mighty locks and waterways of the 100-year-old Panama Canal.

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 Gatun Locks along the Panama Canal. Credit: Stan Shebs  One of the many locks of the Panama Canal  Ships moving through a lock of the Panama Canal Credit: Hemis/Alamy  Family of Squirrel Monkeys  Squirrel Monkey  Red-eyed tree frog  The scarlet macaw, one of many brilliantly colored birds of the region. Credit: Harvey Abernathey  Exotic Poison Dart Frog  The delightful beaches of the San Blas Islands  Display of traditional <i>molas</i> on the San Blas Islands Credit: Hemis/Alamy  Traditional <i>mola</i> art work of the San Blas Islands Credit: Danita Delimont/Alamy


David Scott Palmer

David Scott Palmer

Feb 26 - Mar 6, 2015

David Scott Palmer is Boston University’'s Founding Director of the Latin American Studies Program and Professor Emeritus of International Relations and Political Science. Before joining the Boston University faculty, he served as Chair of Latin American and Caribbean Studies and Associate Dean of Area Studies at the U.S. State Department Foreign Service Institute. Over the years, he has traveled widely throughout Central America and Panama. His experience in the region includes public diplomacy lecture tours in each of the countries and assessments of their diplomatic services for the U.N. Development Program (UNDP). He has also taught seminars at the Latin American Social Science Faculty (FLACSO) of Costa Rica and served on the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) Observer Mission at the Central American Presidents negotiations in San José (which produced the Arias Peace Plan, for which Costa Rican President Oscar Arias was awarded the Nobel Prize. In addition, he was invited to give presentations in Panama in preparation for the final definitive handover of the Canal, and made a recent passage through this early 20th century engineering marvel.