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United Nations Foundation Board to Visit Stanford University on Wednesday, April 21

UN Foundation founder and chairman Ted Turner will meet with Stanford's business students, faculty members, and Model United Nations to discuss his views on clean and renewable energy and how businesses can adopt the new technology by changing their practices

Washington, DC —   April 19, 2010

UN Foundation founder and chairman Ted Turner will meet with Stanford’s business students, faculty members, and Model United Nations to discuss his views on clean and renewable energy and how businesses can adopt the new technology by changing their practices. Turner will speak as part of the student-run speaker series “A View from the Top” taking place at the Stanford Graduate School of Business on Wednesday, April 21, 2010.

Turner will be joined at Stanford University by the United Nations Foundation Board of Directors who are in northern California for a regular board meeting. Board members will also meet with students to discuss how the next generation of leaders can take action on some of the biggest global challenges facing their future.

“We are looking forward to a productive discussion about some of the most important issues of our century,” said Timothy E. Wirth, President of the UN Foundation. “One of our top priorities is to engage young people in a dialogue about the role of the United Nations and encourage them to connect with the UN to help address the world’s most pressing problems.” Wirth is a Stanford alumnus, having earned a doctoral degree from Stanford in 1973.

Senator Wirth will discuss the Foundation’s efforts to promote understanding of the scientific underpinnings of climate change at the Woods Institute for the Environment, Y2E2, Room 270, 2:30 p.m.

Other Board members attending the event include: Emma Rothschild, Director of the Centre of History and Economics, Harvard University; and Andrew Young, civil rights leader, Chairman of Good Works International and former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.

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About the United Nations Foundation
The United Nations Foundation, a public charity, was created in 1998 with entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner’s historic $1 billion gift to support UN causes and activities. The UN Foundation builds and implements public/private partnerships to address the world’s most pressing problems, and works to broaden support for the UN through advocacy and public outreach. Through campaigns and partnerships, the organization connects people, ideas, and resources to help the UN solve global problems. The campaigns reduce child mortality, empower women and girls, create a new energy future, secure peace and human rights, and promote technology innovation to improve health outcomes. For more information, visit www.unfoundation.org.

About the Stanford Graduate School of Business
Stanford Graduate School of Business has built an international reputation based on its two-year MBA program designed to educate business leaders, a one-year Stanford Sloan Master’s Program for mid-career executives, a doctoral program, executive education programs for experienced managers, and a vigorous faculty research program. At Stanford, students enjoy personal attention, small class size, the highest quality faculty, and a collaborative environment—all set in Silicon Valley on the San Francisco Peninsula, one of the most beautiful and dynamic economic environments in the world. Business School students also have access to the wide array of intellectual resources across Stanford University, a world-class institution.

Media Contact:
Amy DiElsi, United Nations Foundation, 202-492-3078 or adielsi@unfoundation.org

 
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