Austrian Ambassador Thomas Mayr-Harting to Speak at Adelphi University on March 2

Adelphi University is pleased to welcome Permanent Representative of Austria to the United Nations and Ambassador Thomas Mayr-Harting as he speaks on "An Austrian Perspective from the Security Council: Human Rights and Rule of Law."

The event will take place on Wednesday, March 2, 2011, at 3:00 p.m. in the Thomas Dixon Lovely Ballroom of the Ruth S. Harley University Center, 1 South Avenue, Garden City, NY. It is sponsored by the International Initiatives Committee, and is free and open to the public.

Previously, Mr. Mayr-Harting served as the director general of political affairs for the Foreign Ministry of Austria. Prior to that position, he completed a four-year term as Austrian ambassador to Belgium, and head of the Austrian Mission to NATO. He also chaired the supervisory board of the Austrian Development Agency.

Mr. Mayr-Harting joined the Austrian diplomatic service in 1979. His distinguished career includes serving with the Austrian Mission to the European Communities in Brussels, the Austrian Embassy in Moscow, and the Private Office of the Austrian Foreign Minister, among other notable positions and accomplishments. From 2002 to 2004, Mr. Mayr-Harting also acted as special representative of the Austrian Foreign Minister for the Western Balkans.

Mr. Mayr-Harting received his law degree at the University of Vienna in 1977. From 1977 to 1978, he studied European law at the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium. In 1978, he received his diploma from The Hague Academy of International Law.

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About Adelphi University: Adelphi is a world class, modern university with excellent and highly relevant programs where students prepare for lives of active citizenship and professional careers. Through its schools and programs-The College of Arts and Sciences, Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Honors College, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, University College, and the Schools of Business, Nursing, and Social Work-the co-educational university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as professional and educational programs for adults. Adelphi University currently enrolls nearly 8,000 students from 41 states and 60 foreign countries. With its main campus in Garden City and centers in Manhattan, Hauppauge, and Poughkeepsie, the University, chartered in 1896, maintains a commitment to liberal studies in tandem with rigorous professional preparation and active citizenship.


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Company Name: Adelphi University
Issued By: Kali Chan
Phone: (516) 877-4040
Address: Adelphi University Office of Public Affairs 1 South Avenue Levermore Hall 205 Garden City, NY 11
Zip: 11530
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