Srgjan Kerim, who presided over the UN General Assembly during the 2007-08 term, will speak on Multilateralism and the United Nations. He is a renowned Macedonian diplomat, economist, academician and author of nine books about international politics, economics and youth issues. Some political experts consider him a serious candidate to become the next United Nations Secretary-General.
“During this 70th year of both the United Nations and Purdue University Calumet, Dr. Kerim’s visit and presentation causes us to reflect on the nature of global and local challenges to peace and security,” Purdue Calumet Associate Professor of Political Science Meg Rincker said. “His presentation will highlight his own experiences with multilateralism in an age when many issues spill over national borders and cannot be solved by any one country.”
Purdue Calumet alumna assisting
Kerim’s Purdue Calumet visit is one of just four stops he is making in the United States. Arranging the campus stop was Purdue Calumet alumna Nela Taskovka, Kerim’s adviser and campaign manager.
Taskovka, who graduated from Purdue Calumet in 2010, is a native of Macedonia, political columnist and author of the book, “Diplomacy and Feminism: Where Are All the Women in Political Affairs?” She also has worked for non-profit and political organizations in Chicago and has done extensive research on global human rights and political diplomacy.
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Kerim’s background also includes service as Special Envoy to the Coordinator of the Stability Pact for Southeastern Europe, Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Republic of Macedonia and Special Envoy on Climate Change by the UN Secretary General. He also is President of the Board of Directors at Media Print Macedonia.
There is no charge to attend the presentation, but due to limited seating, prospective attendees should RSVP by emailing Sue Schultz at email@example.com or phoning 219-989-2347.