WILKES-BARRE, PA. (Oct. 26 2012) – Climate change and the United Nations will be the focus of a Nov. 15 lecture by a United Nations diplomat visiting Wilkes University. Mohammad Reza Salamat, senior program officer of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, will speak at 4 p.m. in Gies Hall of the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center on the Wilkes University campus. The event is open to the public and admission is free.
In addition to the 4 p.m. lecture, the speaker will meet with students in classrooms between 1 and 2:30 p.m. Students will have an opportunity to ask questions about the speaker’s areas of specialization.
Salamat joined the United Nations Division for Sustainable Development in the Department for Economic and Social Affairs in January, 2002. He has written various articles on international environmental and sustainable development issues, particularly on climate change. Salamat earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in international relations with a focus on international environmental matters.
Salamat’s talk is part of a collaboration between Wilkes and the U.N. Presented in partnership with the Higher Education Alliance for the United Nations, the program brings U.N. officials to campus throughout the year for lectures and informal meetings with students, organized around the theme Human Security in the 21st Century: Challenges and Solutions. Wilkes is the only northeast Pennsylvania college participating in the program.