Dr. Jennifer Welsh, special advisor to UN Secretary General to deliver Josiah Wood lecture at Mount Allison

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Final speaker of Year of Global Engagement Series

Dr. Jennifer M. Welsh will speak at Mount Allison, Monday, March 24.

Dr. Jennifer M. Welsh will speak at Mount Allison, Monday, March 24.

SACKVILLE, N.B. – Special Advisor to the United Nations Secretary General and University of Oxford scholar Dr. Jennifer M. Welsh will deliver the Josiah Wood lecture at Mount Allison University.

The final speaker in the President’s Speakers Series celebrating the Year of Global Engagement, Welsh’s talk will take place Monday, March 24 at 7 p.m. in Brunton Auditorium. Everyone is welcome.

Welsh’s talk is entitled, The evolution of the responsibility to protect: Securing individuals in a world of states. Currently a professor at the University of Oxford, Welsh, is also co-director of the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict, and Canada Special Advisor to the UN Secretary General.

“Dr. Welsh’s academic and professional experience make her an ideal speaker for Mount Allison’s Year of Global Engagement,” said economics professor and speaker series chairman Frank Strain. “We are pleased to welcome her to campus and look forward to her talk.”

The Canadian-born Welsh was appointed as special advisor to the UN Secretary General in 2013. A former Jean Monnet Fellow of the European University Institute in Florence, and Cadieux Research Fellow in the Policy Planning Staff of the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, Welsh is the author, co-author, and editor of several books and articles on international relations, the evolution of the notion of the ‘responsibility to protect’ in international society, the UN Security Council, and Canadian foreign policy.

The Year of Global Engagement has seen many events and initiatives at Mount Allison including public lectures by Harvard law scholar and New York Times Magazine writer, Noah Feldman; and human rights advocate, journalist, author Sally Armstrong. Visit www.mta.ca/pss for more details and updates.


Organizations: United Nations, University of Oxford, Mount Allison University Speakers Series Oxford Institute for Ethics European University Institute Policy Planning Staff Department of Foreign Affairs UN Security Council New York Times Magazine

Geographic location: Florence

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