Mark Malloch Brown, administrator of the U.N. Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations’ global development network, will deliver The Stein Lecture in Ethics as part of the Assembly Series at 11 a.m. Nov. 12 in Graham Chapel.
The title of his talk is “Six Months After Iraq: Why the U.N. Matters.”
Since 1999, Malloch Brown has overseen comprehensive reforms at the UNDP and has been recognized as making the agency more focused, efficient and effective in the 166 countries it serves. He expanded the United Nations’ support to developing countries in various areas, including democratic governance and utilizing information and communications technology to support development.
U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan gave Malloch Brown the responsibility of leading the United Nations in developing a strategy to cut extreme poverty by half by 2015.
From 1994-99, Malloch Brown served as vice president for external affairs and U.N. affairs at the World Bank.
He has an extensive background advising governments, political leaders and corporations. He worked in the office of the United Nations’ high commissioner for refugees and was founder of the Economist Development Report, for which he served as editor from 1983-86.
He studied at Magdalene College of Cambridge University, where he earned a degree in history. He earned a master’s degree in political science at the University of Michigan.
Assembly Series talks are free and open to the public. For more information, call 935-4620 or go online to wupa.wustl.edu/assembly.
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