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Former Head of United Nations Democracy Fund Discusses Voting Process at Wilkes University

As a presidential election year approaches in the United States, Wilkes University’s United Nations Lecture Series examines the voting process from a global perspective. Roland Rich, former executive head of the United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF), will present “Voting: What can the U.S. learn from other countries?” at Wilkes University on Nov. 17. The lecture starts at 4 p.m. in the Marts Center, Room 214.

An Australian national and career diplomat, Rich served as executive head of UNDEF from 2007-2014. The fund’s primary purpose is to support democratization around the world by funding projects that strengthen the voice of civil society, promote human rights and encourage the participation of all groups in democratic processes. Rich has written several books and has more than 30 years’ experience as a diplomat and scholar. 

The United Nations Lecture Series is a collaboration between Wilkes University and the Humpty Dumpty Institute’s 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. 

Seating is limited and reservations are encouraged. To RSVP or for more information, please contact Mildred Urban, associate director of special events, at 570-408-4330 or event.productions@wilkes.edu.