Monday, December 1st, 5 pm, Room 1G
VIULECTURES 2|14 “The Quality of Mercy. A Reflection on 30 Years of Humanitarian Work and International Cooperation”
Venice International University continues the series of the VIULECTURES 2|14, a cycle of appointments open to the public, as part of VIU Fall 2014 term academic offer. This open lecture is organized in association with Collegio Internazionale Ca’ Foscari.
You are all invited to the lecture, that will take place in room 1G at 5pm.
Guest speaker: Filippo Grandi, Italian diplomat who has served in Iraq, the Congo, Afghanistan, the Middle East and other humanitarian frontlines, engaging in refugee and humanitarian work over the past 26 years, 22 of which have been with the United Nations, encompassing refugee assistance, protection, emergency management, donor relations and humanitarian and political affairs. Filippo Grandi served as Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees from January 2010 to March 2014, after having served as UNRWA’s Deputy Commissioner-General since October 2005.