Miami, Dec. 7, 2022 – Miami Dade College (MDC) will host former U.S. Ambassador for Global Women’s Issues and U.S. Representative at the UN Commission on the Status of Women, Kelly Currie, who will discuss the global status of women and human rights issues. The conversation will be moderated by Dr. Beatriz Gonzalez, MDC Wolfson Campus president, at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8. This event is free and open to the public.
Ambassador Currie has served as U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues and the U.S. Representative at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. Before her appointment, she led the Department of State’s Office of Global Criminal Justice (2019). She served under Ambassador Nikki Haley as the U.S. Representative to the UN Economic and Social Council and Alternative Representative to the UN General Assembly (2017-2018).
Throughout her career in foreign policy, Ambassador Currie has specialized in human rights, political reform, development, and humanitarian issues, focusing on the Asia-Pacific region. From 2009 until her appointment to the USUN leadership, she served as a Senior Fellow with the Project 2049 Institute. She has held senior policy positions with the Department of State, the U.S. Congress, and several international and non-governmental human rights and humanitarian organizations.
Ambassador Currie has a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center and an undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Georgia’s School of Public and International Affairs.
WHAT: A Conversation on the Global Status of Women with Ambassador Kelley Currie
WHEN: 6-7 p.m. – Registration and networking reception/ 7-8 p.m. – A Conversation on the Global Status of Women
WHERE: MDC Wolfson Campus, Room 8106 (Building 8, 1st Floor) 315 N.E. 2nd Avenue
Register for the event at https://tinyurl.com/yxyw5usw.
Free guest parking will be available in the Building 7 garage, 500 N.E. 2nd Ave.