Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Nancy Lindborg, president of the U.S. Institute of Peace, will present “Building Peace in a Dangerous World” at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, March 15, in the Aktins Library, Halton Reading Room, as part of the 2018 International Speaker Series.

Lindborg has served as president of the U.S. Institute of Peace, an independent institution founded by the U.S. Congress to provide practical solutions for preventing and resolving violent conflict around the world, since February 2015. Beginning in 2010 through early 2015, she led U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) teams focused on building resilience and democracy, managing and mitigating conflict and providing urgent humanitarian assistance. These teams include ones that responded to the ongoing Syrian crisis, the droughts in Sahel and Horn of Africa, the Arab Spring and Ebola outbreaks.

Prior to USAID, Lindborg was president of Mercy Corps, where she spent 14 years helping to grow the organization into a globally respected organization known for innovative programs in the most challenging environments. She started her international career working overseas in Kazakhstan and Nepal.

Additionally, Lindborg has served in a number of leadership and board positions, including co-president of the Board of Directors for the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, co-founder and board member of the National Committee on North Korea, chair of the Sphere Management Committee and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Faculty are encouraged to reserve space to attend with their classes and/or arrange for an extra-credit sign-in sheet for students. Email globaleducation@uncc.edu to arrange a sign-in sheet for classes or with any questions. Individual RSVPs are requested.

The Office of International Programs, in conjunction with the World Affairs Council of Charlotte, Atkins Library, the Department of Global Studies and PILOT (Programs in Leadership and Organizational Training, Center for Leadership Development) are sponsoring this International Speaker Series event.