UN Week Meeting and Luncheon

Nashville Cordell Hull Chapter

Monday, October 29, 2012
Location: Nashville, Tenn.

Topic: “The United Nations: How Can We Use It Well? ”

Gillian Sorensen, Senior Advisor, United Nations Foundation

West End United Methodist Church
2200 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203

Reservations Required

Call (615) 870-8446 or email unausa-event@usa.net

By noon on Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Cost: $15.00/$10 for students (no refunds after Oct. 15)

Please specify if vegetarian entrée preferred

(limited student scholarships available upon request)

Gillian Martin Sorensen, senior advisor at the United Nations Foundation, is a national advocate on matters related to the United Nations and the U.S.-UN relationship, addressing audiences as diverse as Rotary International and the Air Force Academy; university students; staff and members of Congress; journalists and leaders of civil society.  From 1997 to 2003, she served as assistant secretary-general for external relations on appointment by Secretary-General Kofi Annan. She was responsible for outreach to non-governmental organizations and was the contact point for the secretary-general with parliamentarians, the academic world, religious leaders and other groups committed to peace, justice, development and human rights.  Prior to that, Mrs. Sorensen served from 1993 to 1996 as special advisor for public policy on appointment by Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali, where her duties included directing the UN’s global 50th anniversary observances in 1995.  She also served for more than 12 years (1978-1990) on appointment by Mayor Edward I. Kochas New York city commissioner for the United Nations and Consular Corps, head of the city’s liaison with the world’s largest diplomatic community. Her responsibilities included matters related to diplomatic security and immunity, housing and education, and other cultural and business contacts between the host city and more than 30,000 diplomats. Mrs. Sorensen is a graduate of Smith College and studied at the Sorbonne.  In the fall of 2002, on leave from the UN, she was a Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government (Institute of Politics) at Harvard University.  She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a Fellow at the University of Southern California Centeron Public Diplomacy.

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