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‘The United States and the United Nations: What’s at Stake and Why it Matters’ with Gillian Sorensen, Former UN Assistant Secretary-General

June 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


New Canaan Library, in partnership with the UN Committee of New Canaan, is pleased to announce that the 12th Annual Anita Houston Memorial Lecture will feature Gillian Sorensen as guest speaker. The lecture will be held on Thursday, June 8 at 7 PM in the Library’s Jim and Dede Bartlett Auditorium. Please register to attend at newcanaanlibrary.org.
Gillian Sorensen is the former United Nations assistant secretary-general for external relations. Sorensen currently works with groups and organizations committed to peace, justice, development, refugees, and human rights. Sorensen also serves as a member of the board of the International Rescue Committee and as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations

About the Anita Houston Lecture: For more than 50 years, until her death in March of 2007, Anita Houston was so prominent an advocate for the United Nations and international cooperation among nations that she was designated by official Town Proclamation on her 90th birthday as “New Canaan’s Ambassador for World Affairs.” In tribute to Anita for her long service as chairperson and member of the UN Committee of New Canaan and head of her UN Study Group, friends and family started a fund for an annual lecture series on topics related to international affairs and the United Nations.

The United Nations Committee of New Canaan believes our country and the world are best served by a vital and credible UN, the continuing effectiveness and evolution of which are supported and led by the U.S. To that end, the Committee endeavors to broaden the community’s awareness of U.S. foreign policy and international relations, and calls attention to the need for U.S. leadership in the various peacekeeping and humanitarian activities of the UN. Please visit uncommitteeofnc.org.


June 8
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


New Canaan Library