Address by Irina Bokova, director-general of UNESCO

Event time: 
Monday, April 11, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Zhang Auditorium, School of Management See map
165 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

Irina Bokova, the director-general of UNESCO, will give a lecture on confronting significant threats to the world’s cultural heritage.

As director-general of UNESCO — the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization — Bokova is leading the response to the destruction and leading of UNESCO World Heritage sites in Syria, including the ancient city of Palmyra that was recently retaken from ISIS militants.

A native of Bulgaria, Bokova has led UNESCO since November 2009.  She is the first woman to lead the organization and in 2013 won re-election to a second term as UNESCO chief.

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