Travel Program


LAWACTH Panama Delegation: August 18-23, 2024 

Engage with Panama’s Contemporary Political Landscape

Meet with U.S. Ambassador Mari Carmen Aponte, local Panamanian leaders and policymakers to gain a deeper understanding of Panama’s current political landscape. Explore critical issues such as environmental conservation, social development, and economic growth. Gain a nuanced perspective on the challenges and opportunities facing this nation.

Panama City: Where Past Meets Present

Start your journey in Panama City, a bustling metropolis where history and modernity coexist. Trace the nation’s political evolution by visiting iconic landmarks such as the Panama Canal, a symbol of Panama’s strategic global importance. Witness the workings of this engineering marvel and learn about its impact on international trade and diplomacy.

Casco Viejo: A Stroll Through History

Next, venture into the historic district of Casco Viejo. Here, colonial architecture tells the story of Panama’s storied past. Wander through cobblestone streets lined with ornate buildings, each reflecting the country’s journey toward independence and democracy.

Rural Panama: Traditions Amidst Modernity

Journey into the lush landscapes of rural Panama, where indigenous communities maintain ancient traditions amidst the modern world. Learn about their unique governance structures and the ongoing struggle for land rights and cultural preservation.

Savor the Flavors of Panamanian Cuisine

Throughout your expedition, indulge in the rich flavors of Panamanian cuisine. Enjoy a fusion of indigenous, Spanish, African, and Caribbean influences with local delicacies such as ceviche, sancocho, and plantains. Experience the culinary diversity that mirrors Panama’s multicultural society.

An Enriching and Enlightening Experience

Depart with a newfound appreciation for Panama’s enduring commitment to democracy, diversity, and progress. This journey promises to be an enlightening experience like no other.

For more information about participating in this delegation, please email Spencer Gross, Programs Manager, at

Learn More About our Signature Travel Program!

A designated Council staff person accompanies each tour to assist with logistics, customer services, and ensuring our members have a smooth experience from the time they sign up for the tour to when they land back home after. Having Council members travel together means that you will have the chance to meet globally-minded people from your area, who can share this experience with you during and after your travels. We look forward to traveling with you!


The Sphinx and Great Pyramids, Delegation to Egypt (2018)

Meeting with Poland’s Deputy Foreign Minister Maciej Lang at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Warsaw Tour of Eastern Europe (2019)

Private Dinner with Prime Minister of Bhutan Tshering Tobgay (Left); At UNESCO World Heritage Site Persepolis in Shiraz, Iran (Right)