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Communitas '13 and the Spring Gannon Lecture

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Anne Anderson

Anne Anderson

Thursday, 18 april 2013

Join fellow alumni, faculty and students at the Rose Hill Campus and the GSAS community that defines Fordham University.

Communitas '13 activites will include graduate student research presentations, the dean's reception and the Spring Gannon Lecture by Ambassador Anne Anderson, current permanant representative of Ireland to the United Nations and newly appointed representative to the United States.

Ambassador Anne Anderson was appointed the new permanent representative from Ireland to the United Nations on September, 2009. Anderson has been strongly committed to promoting human rights in both domestic and foreign policies.  Anderson has chaired the UN Commission on Human Rights (1999) and headed the Irish team in Brussels during Ireland’s EU Presidency in 2004.  Anderson was awarded European Voice “Diplomat of the Year” in recognition of her Presidency role. During her New York assignment, she has overseen a review of the UN Peace building machinery and is currently tasked by the President of the General Assembly with facilitating preparations for this year’s UN Special Event on the Millennium Development Goals. 

Communitas celebrates GSAS scholarly achievements past and future. Join current GSAS students, faculty and alumni for networking, academic dialogue and the graduate student research presentations at Fordham University's Rose Hill campus.

The Gannon Lecture Series, which began in the fall of 1980, brings distinguished individuals to Fordham to deliver public lectures on topics of their expertise. Fordham alumni endowed the series to honor the Rev. Robert I. Gannon, S.J., president of Fordham University from 1936 to 1949, who was an outstanding and popular speaker.

This event is co-sponsored by the following groups:
  • United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), a partnership between the United Nations and universities to promote activities, research, awareness and understanding that further the U.N.'s Millennium Development Goals
  • United Nations Department of Public Information (UNDPI)

For questions, contact Charlene Dundie at email or 212 636-7209


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