Bertini to give graduate convocation address
Bertini, professor of public administration and international affairs in the
Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, and
distinguished fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, will deliver the
Maxwell School’s graduate convocation address on May 13 in Setnor Auditorium on
the Syracuse University campus.
Bertini has had
a long, distinguished career as a leader in international organization
management and reform; humanitarian relief; and nutrition policy. She served
for two years as a senior fellow at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
(2007-2009), and prior to that served as
United Nations Under Secretary-General for Management (2003 – 2005), as Executive Director of the UN World Food Program (1992-2002), and as
Assistant Secretary for Food and Consumer Services at USDA (1989-92).
In 2003, Bertini
was named the World Food Prize Laureate. She was
decorated by the Republic of Italy with its Order of Merit, and the Republic of
Ireland has honored her with its Certificate of Irish Heritage. She has 12
honorary doctorates from universities in four countries. In 2016 she was named
an inaugural member of the Cortland County Hall of Fame.
Bertini was appointed by President Bush and reappointed
by President Obama to the Board of International Food and Agricultural
Development. She serves as a member of the board of directors of the Tupperware
Brands Corporation, a member of the board of the Stuart Family Foundation, and
on the board of trustees of the Cortland Regional Medical Center. In 2012, she
served as a member of the Accountability Review Board on Benghazi.
The convocation on Friday, May 13, at 2 p.m. in Setnor
Auditorium in Crouse College is open to all members of the Syracuse University
community. A reception will follow immediately after in Maxwell Foyer. The
event will also be available via live stream at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/maxwellsu.
information about the Maxwell graduate and under graduate convocations please
regarding Syracuse University’s Commencement on May 15 please visit http://commencement.syr.edu/.
To read about
the four honorary degrees to be awarded at Commencement, including an honorary
Doctor of Humane Letters to be awarded to Maxwell alumnus Floyd Little, ’67 BA,
history, please visit http://news.syr.edu/four-honorary-degrees-to-be-awarded-at-syracuse-universitys-2016-commencement-34693/.