Tuesday, November 15, 2016
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.


Ruth S. Harley University Center,
Thomas Dixon Lovely Ballroom

The Role of the UN in the Search for Global Solutions to Global Problems

Charles Thembani NtwaagaeHis Excellency Charles Thembani Ntwaagae, who served as permanent secretary in Botswana’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation since 2006, was appointed to his current post in 2008. From 2001 to 2005, he was his country’s permanent representative to the United Nations office in Geneva with concurrent accreditation to Austria and Greece. Ambassador Ntwaagae was deputy permanent secretary in the Foreign Ministry between 1996 and 2001. Prior to that, he was chief executive at the National Secretariat of the National Conservation Strategy (Coordinating) Agency, charged with promoting conservation and sustainable utilization of Botswana’s natural resource base.

Earlier, he was deputy permanent secretary in the Ministry of Local Government, Lands and Housing. He is also a fellow of the Economic Development Institute of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund.

Ambassador Ntwaagae has a master’s degree from Pennsylvania State University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Botswana and Swaziland.

Sponsored by the Department of Political Science and the College of Nursing and Public Health.

This event is free and open to the public.

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