The Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations His Excellency Jan Eliasson will on Thursday, 26 May 2016 deliver a public lecture to the USIU-Africa community and invited guests at the USIU-Africa auditorium beginning at 3:30pm. The lecture which has been organized by the International Relations program of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, will be on the topic, “The Power of Diplomacy in a Changing Global Landscape.”
The Deputy Secretary General is the senior-most United Nations official second only to the global body’s Secretary-General. H.E. Eliasson has had a long distinguished career in international relations spanning over three decades, where he has served at senior positions in the Swedish government, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and the United Nations. Mr. Eliasson has also been a Visiting Professor at Uppsala University and Gothenburg University in Sweden, lecturing on mediation, conflict resolution and UN reform.
Among those expected to attend the lecture will be senior officials from the Kenyan government, and the United Nations Office in Nairobi (UNON), as well as various ambassadors, and students from selected local universities. Members of the University Council led by the Chancellor Dr. Manu Chandaria and the Management Board will also be in attendance.