Switzerland and the World
Teaneck, NJ (March 24, 2008) — Ambassador Peter Maurer, the Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the United Nations, will address the topic “Switzerland in Europe and in the World,” on Wednesday April 9, 2008, at 6:30 p.m. on Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Metropolitan Campus, Teaneck, NJ. The public is welcome to attend the free lecture. A question-and-answer period with the audience follows the presentation. There will be light refreshments at 6 p.m.
After earning a doctorate in humanities at the University of Bern, Ambassador Maurer began his political career in 1987 when he joined the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs in Bern, and then in Pretoria in the same capacity. From 1989-1991 Maurer served as a Diplomatic Advisor in the Political Secretariat and then as Private Secretary to the State’s Secretary for Foreign Affairs until 1996.
Soon after, he held the post of Deputy Permanent Observer to the Observer Mission of Switzerland to the United Nations in New York. Maurer served in this position until 2000 when he was appointed by the Federal Council of Switzerland as Ambassador and Head of the Political Affairs Division IV, in the Political Affairs Directorate of the Government of Switzerland.
His lecture will be held Robison Hall Annex, Room 100. This lecture is part of the United Nations Pathways Lectures Series, sponsored by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Office of Global Learning. For more information call 973-443-8876.