March 1, 2012 CONTACT: Rana McDonald, 806-651-2129, email@example.com
United Nations Economist to Speak at WTAMU on Poverty
CANYON, Texas—The West Texas A&M University Department of Communication, in cooperation with the Rotary Club of Canyon, invites all faculty, staff, students and community to a public forum on the challenges of ending global poverty.
Dr. Donald Lee, an expert on global poverty issues and a retired economist with the United Nations, will present “Ending Poverty: The United Nations and Millennium Development Goals,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 6 in Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall. It is free and open to the public.
Lee is visiting WTAMU through the United Nations-Rotary Outreach Programme. He is currently a member and chair-elect of the International Committee for Oct. 17, which promotes the United Nations International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. He served as a senior development economist for 20 years with the United Nations in New York and Bangkok, Thailand. Before joining the U.N., Lee was deputy dean in the faculty of commerce at Deakin University in Australia. He has a Ph.D. in economics from University College London.
For more information, contact Dr. Butler Cain, assistant professor in the Department of Communication, at 806-651-2414 or firstname.lastname@example.org.