Ambassador Ogwu to Discuss Nigeria at FDU

Teaneck, NJ (October 7, 2008) – “Nigeria - Its Role in Africa and in the World” will be the focus of a lecture by H.E. Ambassador Joy Ogwu, Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the United Nations, at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Metropolitan Campus, Teaneck, NJ, on October 22, 2008 at 6:30 p.m.

Before assuming her current post, Ambassador Ogwu served as Foreign Minister of Nigeria, the second woman to hold that post. She was the first woman to become Director-General of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs. In 2006, Ambassador Ogwu served as Chair of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters.

As a presidential delegate and Special Adviser to Nigeria delegations to the United Nations General Assembly since 1988, she has contributed to formulating government policy in building a relationship between Nigeria and South America and implementing UNESCO programs. She is considered a leading voice in women’s development and human rights.

Ambassador Ogwu participated in the 1990 United Nations Special Session on Apartheid and the 1994 Multinational United Nations Observer Mission in South Africa. She served as an adviser on the Nigerian delegation to the Fourth United Nations Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995.

After obtaining a B.A. and M.A. in political science from Rutgers University, Ambassador Ogwu earned her Ph.D. from the University of Lagos, Nigeria.
She comes to Fairleigh Dickinson University as part of the UN Pathways Lecture Series, which is hosted by Fairleigh Dickinson’s Office of Global Learning and co-sponsored by the Ambassador’s Club at the United Nations.

This opportunity to hear H.E. Ambassador Ogwu and join the audience question-and-answer session is free and the public is encouraged to attend.  The October 22 lecture at FDU will be held in Robison Hall Annex, Room 100, which is accessed directly off the University’s North Parking Lot. Light refreshments will be served at 6 p.m.

For additional information, call FDU’s Office of Global Learning at (973) 443-8876.

Photo credit: UN Photo/Even Schneider

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