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Former U.N. delegate from Bangladesh to discuss Security Council, Oct. 2

diplomat Anwarul Karim Chowdhury will present a public lecture titled "The U.N. Security Council: A Third World Perspective" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

Chowdhury was the permanent representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations from 1996 until recently, when he was transferred to the Bangladeshi ministry. A career diplomat, he specializes in U.N. and multilateral affairs, with special focus on economic, development and social issues.

He chaired the Administrative and Budgetary Committee of the 52nd Session of the U.N. General Assembly as well as the Preparatory Committee for the five-year review of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development at the 1999 Special Session of the U.N. General Assembly. He also served two terms as vice president of the U.N.'s Economic and Social Council.

Chowdhury is the immediate past president of the UNICEF executive board and is a recipient of the U Thant Peace Award and the UNESCO Gandhi Gold Medal.

The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs Office of External Affairs.

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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