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NYC: Is the International System Broken? Multilateralism in the 21st Century
March 21 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
The ACG will hold a discussion and luncheon with Ambassador Jeffrey D. Feltman, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs at the United Nations.
RSVP (acceptances only) to the American Council on Germany at 212-826-3636 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ambassador Jeffrey D. Feltman (1986 Young Leader) assumed the post of Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs at the United Nations on July 2, 2012. He was appointed by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. He will conclude his tenure at the UN on March 29, 2018. As Under-Secretary-General and head of the Department of Political Affairs, Ambassador Feltman advises the Secretary-General on peace and security issues globally, while overseeing “good offices” initiatives and field-based political missions carrying out peacemaking, preventive diplomacy, and peace-building activities in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Central and Southeast Asia, and the Americas. He also oversees the United Nations electoral assistance provided to dozens of its member states each year. The Under-Secretary-General regularly briefs the Security Council and travels extensively on behalf of the UN’s peace and security agenda. In December, Ambassador Feltman went on a widely reported mission to North Korea.
Before joining the United Nations, Ambassador Feltman served for nearly 30 years in the U.S. Foreign Service, focused especially on the Middle East and North Africa. His last position was as Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, from which he retired at the rank of Career Minister. He served previously as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Lebanon and held earlier diplomatic postings in Baghdad, Erbil, Jerusalem, Tunis, Tel Aviv, Budapest, and Port-au-Prince, as well as with responsibility for coordinating U.S. assistance to countries of Eastern and Central Europe. Earlier, he was a staff member at the American Council on Germany. Ambassador Feltman received his Bachelor’s degree in History and Fine Arts from Ball State University and his Master’s degree in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.
With special thanks to DZ BANK AG for sponsoring this event