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Wednesday, April 22, 2020
5:00–7:30 p.m.


Performing Arts Center

The Audacity of Possibility and the Global Classroom: Teaching and Learning Beyond Borders

This event has been postponed.

The Robert and Augusta P. Finkelstein Memorial Lecture Series

Please join us in the PAC at 5:00 p.m. before the lecture for a welcome reception.

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. If you are interested in attending, please register below.

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5:00–6:00 p.m. Welcome Reception
6:00–7:30 p.m.  Lecture by Ramu Damordaran followed by Q&A

About the Speaker

Ramu DamordaranMr. Ramu Damodaran is Deputy Director for Partnership and Public Engagement in the United Nations Department of Public Information’s Outreach Division and is chief of the United Nations Academic Impact initiative, which aligns institutions of higher learning and research with the objectives of the United Nations and the States and peoples who constitute it. He is also the current secretary of the United Nations Committee on Information. His earlier posts with the Organization have included the Departments of Peacekeeping and Special Political Questions, as well as the Executive Office of the Secretary-General. Mr Damodaran has been a member of the Indian Foreign Service, where he was promoted to the rank of Ambassador, and where he served as Executive Assistant to the Prime Minister of India as well as in the diplomatic missions in Moscow and to the United Nations, and in a range of national governmental ministries.


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