The Monterey Bay Chapter of the United Nations Association of the USA presents:
Our New President Comes to Town!
The Obama Administration Foreign Policy
Challenges and Opportunities – A Practitioner’s Perspective -
Speaker: Ambassador Thomas J. Miller
President/CEO of the United Nations Association of the USA
Former US Ambassador to Bosnia & Herzegovina
Former US Ambassador to Greece
When: Tuesday evening, September 29 at 7:00 pm Irvine Auditorium
Admission is free … everyone is welcome. Please arrive early to assure a seat a meet-the-speaker dessert reception will follow the program
For more information about this event: www.unamontereybay.org or 831-625-9414
About our speaker: Ambassador Thomas J. Miller
In May 2009, the United Nations Association of the USA welcomed its new President/CEO, former US Ambassador Thomas J. Miller, following the retirement of former US Ambassador William H. Luers, who had led UNA-USA for ten years.
A native of the Chicago area, Tom began his career with a BA, two Masters degrees and a PhD in Political Science, all from the University of Michigan. He then entered the US Foreign Service, and had diverse postings of increasing responsibility in Thailand, Greece and at the State Department in Washington, where he focused on North Africa and the Middle East, including the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. In 1999 he was named US Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina, in the post-conflict period, and then US Ambassador to Greece in 2001, his service there including a focus on the security concerns of the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.
At the end of 2004 he retired from the Foreign Service, and assumed the position of President/CEO of Plan International, a $650 million global humanitarian program based in London, which works to improve children’s lives in developing countries throughout the world. He left that position in early 2009 and moved back to the United States, just in time to be considered for the UNA-USA Presidency. The UNA-USA Transition Committee recommended him unanimously and enthusiastically to the UNA-USA Board of Directors.
Also, please mark your calendars for our next UNA event:
Our 10th Annual International Film Festival
12 outstanding international documentary films!
Thursday, November 5, at 7:00 PM
Friday, November 6, at 7:00 PM
Saturday, November 7, at 7:00 PM
Sunday, November 8, at 2:30 PM
at the beautiful Golden State Theatre in downtown Monterey Admission: $5.00 per session, free for all students with student ID For more information, see: www.unamontereybay.org