U.N. official to speak at Town Hall
Published 3:56 pm, Thursday, October 18, 2012
The United Nations Association of Southwestern Connecticut and the United Nations Association of Connecticut will host a free presentation on "Syria, the Arab Spring and the U.N. Role" Wednesday, Oct. 24. The event, to commemorate United Nations Day, will be from 3:30 to 4 p.m. at Westport Town Hall, 110 Myrtle Ave.
Previously, she was chief of staff for the U.N. secretary-general's special envoy for malaria, and before that, as policy adviser in the executive office of the secretary-general under both Kofi Annan and Ban Ki-moon. She also served in Bosnia-Herzegovina, helping to implement the Dayton Peace Accord, and worked on refugee issues in Africa with the U.N. and several humanitarian and advocacy organizations.
She has a master of public administration degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of International and Public Affairs at Princeton University.
The event is free.