Valley Stream, NY, November 10, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Adelphi University is pleased to welcome United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Margot Wallström. She will deliver “Ending Sexual Violence: From Recognition to Action,” on Thursday, December 2, 2010, at 1:00 p.m. in Adelphi’s Alumni House, 154 Cambridge Avenue, Garden City, NY. The event is free and open to the public.
Ms. Wallström has been an advocate of women’s rights throughout her political career, beginning with her role as a minister in the Swedish government and continuing with her positions as the environment commissioner and vice president of the European Commission. She is currently the chair of the United Nations Action against Sexual Violence in Conflict, and since 2007 she has served as chair of the Council of Women World Leaders Ministerial Initiative, where she promotes the appointment of women to positions of higher responsibility.
The recipient of several honorary doctorates and awards for her work on sustainable development and climate change, Ms. Wallström was voted “Commissioner of the Year” by the European Voice newspaper in 2002. In 2004, she co-authored the book, The People’s Europe or Why is it so hard to love the EU? She also co-founded the European Union’s inter-institutional group of women and was a key supporter of the 50-50 Campaign for Democracy by the European Women’s Lobby, where she worked to promote a more gender-balanced European Union.
To learn more about the extensive work of SRSG Margot Wallström, please visit www.stoprapenow.org. For more information about Adelphi University, please visit www.adelphi.edu.
About Adelphi University: Adelphi University, chartered in 1896, was the first institution of higher education for the liberal arts and sciences on Long Island. 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 maintains a commitment to liberal studies in tandem with rigorous professional preparation and active citizenship.