Ambassador to speak during global policy series
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Ambassador Louise V. Oliver will speak on her experiences with UNESCO during the Global Policy Thought Leaders Seminar Series.
Oliver's talk, "Returning to UNESCO After a Two-Decade Absence: An Ambassador's Story," will be at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 25 in Burton Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship, Room 121. A reception will follow the lecture, which is free and open to the public.
UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, works to promote peace through international collaboration. Although the United States helped found UNESCO in 1946, it left in 1984 due to financial and policy issues within the organization.
Oliver was named ambassador to UNESCO in 2004 by President George W. Bush. The United States rejoined UNESCO after a 20-year absence due to Oliver's leadership.
The Global Policy Thought Leaders Seminar Series is hosted by the Global Policy Research Institute. Purdue's institute focuses the university's strengths in science, information technology, data management, and systems engineering to address critical issues such as food security and health.
The institute is developing concentration areas in public policy for master and doctorate degrees in fields such as political science and agriculture and certificate programs in information security. The institute also is designing an interdisciplinary undergraduate summer internship program and post-doctorate fellowship program in public policy to complement student leadership education at Purdue.
For more information on the Global Policy Research Institute visit http://www.purdue.edu/research/gpri/
Writer: Rebekah Piotrowicz, 765-496-3006, firstname.lastname@example.org
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