9 April 2014

U.N. General Assembly President John Ashe to Speak At Long Island University, 17 April

United Nations General Assembly President John Ashe, Ph.D., will be speaking at LIU Brooklyn on April 17 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.

Long Island University is a member of the United Nations Academic Impact.

 The lecture is free and open to the LIU community and will be held at 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 sixty-eighth session in June of 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 Amb. Ashe on our campus and we encourage students to attend,” said Oscar de Rojas, Professor of International Studies and Assistant Dean, 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 the Post and Brooklyn campus, on an alternating basis, during the fall and spring semesters.  For those who cannot attend in person, live streaming of the Lecture Series will be available on both campuses.