October 20, 2016

United Nations Day discussion is Tuesday

Shelly Pitterman, a regional representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, will present a lecture next week at the SIU School of Law.

Pitterman will present “One Humanity, Shared Responsibility,” at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 25, in the Hiram H. Lesar Building auditorium. Pitterman, who has more than 30 years experience in humanitarian UN refugee work, represents UNHCR in the United States and the Caribbean.

The lecture is one day after United Nations Day, Monday, Oct. 24, which celebrates the 71st anniversary of the U.N.’s founding in 1945. The Southern Illinois chapter of the United Nations Association of the U.S.A. (UNA-USA), the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, the SIU School of Law, and departments including geography and environmental resources, political science, the environmental resources and policy program, and two registered student organizations – the international law society and the united nations association, are event sponsors.