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Diplomat in Residence will discuss “Lessons from Emerging Countries”


Douglas Broderick, United Nations Resident Coordinator and United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Resident Representative for the Republic of Indonesia, will visit Sewanee October 13 through 16 as the Advent semester’s Diplomat in Residence.

Broderick will teach four classes, meet with students, and deliver a public lecture.

His lecture, Lessons from Emerging Countries: What Surprises Does the Future Hold?, will be at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 15 in Gailor Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Broderick last visited the University in April 2011, when he was UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative for Cambodia.
His lecture then warned of coming challenges to capitalist models, attempts by governments to assert state supremacy over citizens’ human rights, and an increasing number of revolutions.

The veteran diplomat has held UN leadership positions in Bangladesh, China, and North Korea. He also mediated to deliver food aid to opposing factions during the 1995-96 war in the former Yugoslavia.

His outspoken approach to diplomacy has occasionally found him at odds with his host country. In 2010, Cambodia threatened to expel him after he criticized that country’s parliament for a lack of transparency during a debate on anti-corruption legislation.

He has spent much of his career working in regions facing extreme challenges, including natural disaster, civil unrest, war, and political instability.
From 1992 through 2008, Broderick held various posts with the World Food Program (WFP), most notably as: Country Director and Country Representative and Chairperson, UN Disaster Management Team in Bangladesh (2005-2008), Country Director and Country Representative and Chairperson, UN Disaster Management Team in China (2000-2005), Country Director for the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (1998-2000), Country Director in Armenia (1996-1998), Head of Office in Yugoslavia (1995-1996), Project Officer and Officer in Charge in Eritrea (1992-1995), Emergency Deputy Team Leader in Rwanda (1994), and Acting Country Director in Djibouti (1993). 

Before joining the UN, he was with Catholic Relief Services for nine years where he was the country representative in various countries, including Iraq, Thailand, the West Bank and Gaza, and Egypt.

He holds a BA in Geography from the University of California at Berkeley and completed the Harvard University Senior Managers in Government Program in 2004.

Broderick’s visit is cosponsored by the Babson Center for Global Commerce, the SEED Program, the Departments of Economics and Politics, and the International and Global Studies Program.

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