Promoting Development Amid Conflict: United States Ambassador to the UN Zalmay Khalilzad


Zalmay Khalilzad, the United States Ambassador to the United Nations, will speak at NYU Wagner from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16, 2008 on the topic, “Meeting the Challenge of Promoting Development Amid Conflict.”

The Ambassador will speak about his personal experiences regarding development in countries like Iraq and Afghanistan and how it relates to the challenges of the broader Middle East.

Barnett Rubin, Director of Studies and a Senior Fellow at New York University Center on International Cooperation and author of “The Fragmentation of Afghanistan,” will deliver introductory remarks and moderate the discussion.

The Ambassador’s appearance will be preceded by a reception at 6 p.m.

The event is hosted by NYU Wagner’s Office for International Programs and NYU’s Center of International Cooperation. It will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, The Puck Building, 2nd Floor, 295 Lafayette Street (@ Houston Street), New York, N.Y.

Seating is limited. RSVP is required. To RSVP, please go to http://wagner.nyu.edu/events/UNambassador.php.

Media coverage is invited.


About the Center on International Cooperation

The Center on International Cooperation (CIC) works to enhance international responses to humanitarian crises and global security threats through applied research and direct engagement with multilateral institutions and the wider policy community. It has an international reputation for agenda-setting work on post-conflict peacebuilding, global peace operations, and UN reform. http://www.cic.nyu.edu/

About NYU Wagner

The Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service offers advanced programs leading to the professional degrees of Master of Public Administration, Master of Urban Planning, Master of Science in Management, and Doctor of Philosophy. Through these rigorous programs, NYU Wagner educates the future leaders of public, nonprofit, and health institutions as well as private organizations serving the public sector. http://wagner.nyu.edu

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