Garden City, NY, November 3, 2014 (Newswire.com) - Adelphi University welcomes New Zealand’s permanent representative to the United Nations, Jim McLay, to campus as part of our Ambassadorial Lecture Series, Monday, November 17 at 12:00 p.m. This event will be held at Alumni House, 154 Cambridge Avenue, Garden City. His lecture, entitled “Small States, Peace, and Security,” is sponsored by the Department of Political Science and the International Leadership Coordinating Committee.
McLay has occupied his post at the United Nations since 2009 and served as a Member of Parliament in New Zealand from 1975 to 1987. He became a Companion of the Order of New Zealand in 2003 for his efforts in regards to environmental conservation. His work with the International Whaling Commission and the US Humane Society’s International Council of Advisers are among his most notable contributions. He also received the Queens Service Order for public services, after serving New Zealand in the capacity of Deputy Prime Minister, Leader of the Opposition, Attorney General, and Minister of Justice.
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—College of Arts and Sciences, Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Honors College, Robert B. Willumstad School of Business, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, University College, College of Nursing and Public Health and the School of Social Work—the coeducational university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as professional and educational programs for adults. Adelphi University currently enrolls nearly 8,000 students from 43 states and 45 foreign countries. With its main campus in Garden City and its centers in Manhattan, Suffolk County, and Poughkeepsie, the University, chartered in 1896, maintains a commitment to liberal studies, in tandem with rigorous professional preparation and active citizenship.