Middlebury

President of Save the Children Federation to speak April 13 on the politics of humanitarian response after 9/11

April 6, 2004

MIDDLEBURY, Vt.-"The Politics of Humanitarian Response after 9/11" will be the topic of a lecture by Charles MacCormack, president, chief executive officer, and a member of the board of directors of the Save the Children Federation, on Tuesday, April 13, at 4:30 p.m. on the Middlebury College campus.  Free and open to the public, the talk will take place in the conference room of the Robert A. Jones '59 House on Hillcrest Road off College Street (Route 125).

Save the Children is a nonprofit, non-sectarian, private voluntary organization headquartered in Westport, Conn.  With programs in 18 states in the United States and in 40 countries overseas, an annual budget of over $200 million and more than 2,500 staff worldwide, Save the Children implements programs for disadvantaged children that focus on such areas as primary health care and basic education.  The organization also supports refugee assistance programs in Asia, Africa and the Middle East, and provides humanitarian relief assistance worldwide.

From 1977 through 1992, MacCormack was president of World Learning, previously known as The Experiment in International Living, in Brattleboro, Vt.  MacCormack is a member of a number of committees and organizations, including the Council on Foreign Relations.  He was also selected by the United Nations secretary general to participate in the founding of the United Nations University.

MacCormack earned his bachelor's degree from Middlebury College in 1963 and his master's degree and doctorate from Columbia University.  He has been awarded honorary degrees by Middlebury College and Clark University, and was made a member of the Grand Cordon of the Order of Al-Istiolal by the late King Hussein of Jordan.

The Middlebury College Rohatyn Center for International Affairs is the sponsor of MacCormack's talk.  For more information, contact Charlotte Tate, assistant director of the Middlebury College Rohatyn Center for International Affairs, at tate@middlebury.edu or 802-443-5795.

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