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(On Behalf of Dr. Andrew Miller) -- Tuesday, November 17-HDI-UN Speaker: Roland Rich, UN Democracy Fund, Presents "Voting: What Can the U.S. Learn From Other Countries?"

Please join us Tuesday, November 17th at 4:00 in Marts 214 for our second HDI-United Nations Speaker of the year.

Roland Rich, former Executive Head, United Nations Democracy Fund will present:

Voting: What can the U.S. Learn from other Countries?

This event is free and open to the public:

Roland Rich brings to the job over 30 years of experience as a diplomat, a scholar and a democracy promotion practitioner. Prior to his appointment to UNDEF, Mr. Rich was a member of the directing staff at the Centre for Defence and Strategic Studies of the Australian Defence College, teaching and mentoring colonel-level officers undertaking a master’s degree in international relations. In 2005 Mr. Rich was a research Fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy in Washington DC. Between 1998 and 2005, Mr. Rich was the Foundation Director of the Centre for Democratic Institutions at the Australian National University which is Australia’s democracy promotion institute undertaking projects in the Asia-Pacific region. Mr. Rich joined the Australian foreign service in 1975 and had postings in Paris, Rangoon, Manila and, from 1994-1997, as Australian Ambassador to Laos. He has also served as Legal Advisor and Assistant Secretary for International Organisations in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. His appointment to UNDEF was warmly welcomed by The Hon. Alexander Downer, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Australia.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Andrew P. Miller, Associate Professor of Political Science at andrew.miller1@wilkes.edu or 408-4476.