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The United Nations: An Overview of its Work, its Agencies, and the Hiring Process

Nov 14, 2014
02:30 PM to 04:00 PM
112 Katz

Said MaaloufUN Public Information Assistant

This talk will focus on the composition of the United Nations, its history, and structure as the Headquarters of international diplomacy worldwide. It will also address the current issues faced by the Organization vis-a-vis its mission and its role in achieving development and peace. The talk will conclude with an explanation of the hiring process, career opportunities, and the importance of language training within this process.

Fulbright Scholar Said Maalouf graduated from The School of International Affairs at Penn State in 2013. Prior to coming to Penn State, Mr. Maalouf had various experiences working in the private and non-profit sectors in both Beirut and Paris. After his graduation, he was hired at the United Nations' Division for Public Administration and Development Management as a Consultant in Public Administration, contributing to the Division's flagship publication "The 2014 UN e-Government Survey." Mr. Maalouf's current post at the UN is Public Information Assistant, working on outreach programs, addressing public inquiries, and promoting the mission and work of the UN to the people it serves. He speaks fluent English, French, Arabic, Spanish, and Portuguese.

This lecture is sponsored by the Center for Global Studies and the School of International Affairs.

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