Swedish Ambassador Pierre Schori to Address Adelphi University

Top Quote Adelphi University is pleased to host Pierre Schori, currently a distinguished visiting professor at Adelphi, and a former permanent representative of Sweden to the United Nations. End Quote
  • Nassau-Suffolk, NY (1888PressRelease) October 19, 2010 - He will deliver the lecture "The European Union after the Lisbon Treaty," on Wednesday, October 20, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. in Adelphi's Alumni House, 154 Cambridge Avenue, Garden City, NY. The lecture is sponsored by Adelphi's International Initiatives Committee (IIC), and is free and open to the public.

    Mr. Schori has vast experience in foreign affairs, development cooperation, and peacekeeping operations. From 2007 to 2009, he served as director general of FRIDE, which stands for Fundacion para las Relaciones Internationales y el Dialogo Exterior, and is self-described as "a European think-tank for global action." Prior to that position, he was a special representative of the United Nations Secretary-General, head of mission in Côte d'Ivoire, distinguished visiting professor at Adelphi University, and Swedish Ambassador to the United Nations. Mr. Schori has held several political leadership positions, including as a member of the Swedish Parliament and the European Parliament for the Swedish Social Democratic Group. He is also the chairperson of the Olof Palme Memorial Fund and the former chairperson of Swedish ECPAT (End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes).

    A prolific author, his most recent book, The years of the Dragon´s Teeth - September 11, the Iraq War and the World after Bush (2008), presents the ins and outs of the diplomatic struggles in the United Nations during the Iraq crisis under the George W. Bush administration.

    The International Initiatives Committee is a campus-wide group of faculty, administrators, and students charged with infusing courses and campus events with internationalized content. The IIC allows the University to offer dynamic programs such as its acclaimed Ambassador Series in intimate settings so students, faculty, and the public have the opportunity to hear first-hand, global perspectives on issues of international concern.

    For more information about this and other events on campus, please visit www.adelphi.edu.

    About Adelphi University: Adelphi University, chartered in 1896, was the first institution of higher education for the liberal arts and sciences on Long Island. Through its schools and programs-The College of Arts and Sciences, Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Honors College, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, University College, and the Schools of Business, Nursing, and Social Work-the co-educational university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as professional and educational programs for adults. Adelphi University currently enrolls nearly 8,500 students from 41 states and 63 foreign countries. With its main campus in Garden City and centers in Manhattan, Hauppauge, and Poughkeepsie, the University maintains a commitment to liberal studies in tandem with rigorous professional preparation and active citizenship.

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