Raphael Steger Cattaneo, Ambassador of Mexico and Dean of UDLAP, dies

Ambassador of Mexico, Raphael Steiger CattaneoDean of the College of Social Sciences and a specialist in national and international security issues University of the Americas Puebla (UDLAP), died this weekend.

Luis Ernesto Derbez BautistaThe Rector of the University located in San Andrés Cholula announced the news to the academic community and expressed his regret at the loss of the academic and friend who had always strived for the good of Mexico.

“RaphaelSteger, eminent ambassador of Mexico, incomparable academic and great friend who is gone. He has always lived in search of the good of Mexico, setting an example of what we should do for our country. We will miss him, few like him,” Udlap Dean wrote on his Twitter account.

It was Steger Cataño Degree in International Relations By the National Autonomous University of Mexico; Master in Military Administration for National Security and Defense from the National Defense Secretariat, Army and Air Force University, and National Defense College.

His career developed in two aspects: Academic and professional diplomat at the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SEM).

In the academic field, he started at UNAM, as an assistant professor and by 1975 became a professor of diplomatic history, took part in the training of new diplomats at the Matías Romero Institute, then he was called de Diplomatic Studies (IMRED) In ​​2011 he joined as a full-time professor at Udlap.

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At Udlap, Steger Cataño held a position University coordinator From positions in international relations and political science, the master’s coordinator in governance and globalization until the day of his death works as dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Within the diplomatic area, Steger Cataño joined the Mexican diplomatic corps in 1975, joining the staff at Mexico Embassy, In the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR).

It was Private Secretary to the Under Secretary for External RelationsAssistant Director General for Eastern Europe and the USSR, Assistant Director General for Asia, Africa and Oceania. In 1982 he was Minister of SEM and in 1983 he was transferred to London.

In 1989 he was Mexico’s ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as soon as the Gulf War ended in 1991, he was transferred to Mexico and appointed. Director General for Europe in the Secretary for External Relations.

Stiger Cataneo was appointed Ambassador to Turkey in 1992; Four years later, 1996 served as Ambassador to Australia and Its ambassador to the Republic of Fiji Islands and Papua New Guinea.

In 2004 he returned to Mexico to take up a position General Director of Protocol, The position where he prepared the first written protocol guide published by SER itself.

As an ambassador, he participated in various negotiations and witnessed the key moments in History is like the Cold War and the Gulf War, He lived with political figures like Rigoberta Menchu.


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