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U.N. General Assembly President John Ashe to Speak on Campus

Ashe to speak about U.N. Current Affairs on April 29 at LIU Brooklyn


Sarah DeCamp,Associate Director of Public Relations

UNUnited Nations General Assembly President John Ashe, Ph.D., will be speaking at LIU Brooklyn on April 29 at 3 p.m., as part of the U.N. Ambassador Speakers Series implemented this semester. Dr. Ashe will speak to the LIU community about major issues that are currently under discussion at the United Nations.

The lecture is free and open to the LIU community and will be held in conference room LLC-122. Following the lecture, Ashe will hold a question-and-answer session with attendees.


Dr. Ashe of Antigua and Barbuda, was elected president of the General Assembly’s 68th session in June 2013, while serving in a dual capacity as his country’s permanent representative to both the U.N. and the World Trade Organization, positions he has held since 2004. Known for his ability as a mediator and driven by his passion for sustainable development, Dr. Ashe has been at the forefront of international efforts to address the adverse effects of climate change and the fight to eradicate poverty. He has served in a leadership capacity on many of the governing bodies of the major U.N. environmental agreements, is a veteran of the multilateral process, and is well-versed in the U.N.’s administrative and budgetary processes.

“We are excited and honored to host John Ashe on our campus and we encourage students to attend,” said Oscar de Rojas, assistant dean of the College of Education, Information, and Technology at LIU Post. “This lecture is an incredible opportunity for students to learn more about the multinational world we live in from a renowned leader.”

LIU’s  Ambassador Speaker Series features lectures on diverse topics, including political, economic, social, and environmental issues. Lectures will be held at LIU Post and LIU Brooklyn, on an alternating basis, during the fall and spring semesters.  Watch the live streaming of the U.N. Ambassador Series on April 29, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. The live streaming will also be shown at LIU Post at the Gold Coast Cinema at Hillwood Commons.

Posted 04/22/2014

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