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U.N. envoy discusses tsunami recovery, April 18

Eric Schwartz, the United Nations' deputy special envoy for tsunami recovery, will address reconstruction efforts following the 2004 Indian Ocean disaster in a lecture set for 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, in 1 Robertson Hall.

The talk, titled "Rebuilding After Disaster: The Challenge of Tsunami Recovery," is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Office of Graduate Career Services.

Schwartz was appointed in August 2005 as deputy to former President Clinton, who serves as U.N. special envoy for tsunami recovery. He served on Clinton's National Security Council as senior director of multilateral and humanitarian affairs.

Schwartz has been a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and the United States Institute of Peace, worked for the U.N. High Commission for Human Rights office and served in various capacities with other international and nongovernmental organizations. He also has been a lecturer at the Wilson School, where he earned an MPA in 1985.

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