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Bolivian President Morales to Speak at Fordham on Nov. 17

Contact: Syd Steinhardt
(212) 636-6534
steinhardt@fordham.edu


President Evo Morales of Bolivia will address members of the Fordham community on "The Realities Of Democracy" on Monday, Nov. 17 at 4 p.m. at McNally Amphitheatre.

In his address, President Morales will express his thanks to the civil society and nations that supported his government during the recent violence in Santa Cruz; discuss the negotiations that led to the agreement his government reached with the opposition on proposed constitutional changes; and explain how those changes, which are subject to the results of a Jan. 25 referendum, will work within the framework of Bolivian democracy.

WHO:
His Excellency Juan Evo Morales Ayma
President, Republic of Bolivia

WHAT:
"The Realities Of Democracy"

WHEN:
Monday, Nov. 17
4 p.m. EST

WHERE:
Fordham University
McNally Amphitheater
140 W. 62nd St. at Columbus Avenue
New York

RSVP:
felz@fordham.edu by Friday, Nov. 14

The address is sponsored by the Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs at Fordham University (Kevin M. Cahill, M.D., director) and His Excellency Miguel d’Escoto Brockmann, president of the 63rd General Assembly of the United Nations.

For security purposes, all attendees must be seated by 3:30 p.m. Large bags and backpacks will not be allowed in the auditorium.

Established in 1945 under the Charter of the United Nations, the General Assembly occupies a central position as the chief deliberative, policymaking and representative organ of the United Nations. Comprising all 192 Members of the United Nations, it provides a unique forum for multilateral discussion of the full spectrum of international issues covered by the Charter.

The Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs at Fordham University offers an academic base for the study and development of international health, human rights, and other humanitarian issues, especially those that occur in periods of conflict.

At a time when terrorism and war are at the forefront of world affairs, the Institute trains humanitarian workers in the critical skills needed to aid in crises situations. The Institute identifies fundamental needs and uses its talents, contacts, and resources to define practical solutions, while initiating dialogue, understanding, and cooperation among people and nations divided by war.

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to approximately 14,700 students in its four undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in Westchester, and the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y.
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