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Global Advocacy for Local Change: Costa Rica’s U.N. Ambassador Maritza Chan

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Global Advocacy for Local Change: A conversation with Ambassador Maritza Chan, Permanent Representative of Costa Rica to the United Nations

You are cordially invited to join a conversation with Ambassador Maritza Chan, the first woman to serve as the Permanent Representative of Costa Rica to the United Nations, and Carnegie Mellon University’s Sustainability Initiative Director Alexandra Hiniker. Ambassador Chan will share what Costa Rica's priorities are at the United Nations, how she employs the Sustainable Development Goals to advance that agenda, and how universities can help the world achieve these ambitious objectives by 2030. There will be an opportunity for Q&A at the end of the session, with priority given to questions submitted by students.

The event is co-sponsored by the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion, the Department of Modern Languages, the Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy, the Institute for Politics and Strategy, the School of Design, and the Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research.

This is a virtual event. Please register to attend. An event link will be sent out prior to the event.

Friday, April 7, 2023
1:00 - 2:00 pm EST

Meet our Speakers:

Ambassador Maritza Chan is a Costa Rican career diplomat, academic and activist. She is the first woman to be appointed as the Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Costa Rica to the United Nations, and has represented Costa Rica before the United States and multilateral organizations in both Washington D.C. and New York. She is an expert on international peace and security issues and an advocate for the Women, Peace, and Security agenda.

Maritza Chan 

Alex Hiniker is the director of the Sustainability Initiative at Carnegie Mellon University. Her approach to sustainability is informed by 15 years of international experience. This includes leading humanitarian disarmament initiatives in the world’s most bombed and mined countries, advocating for locally-led peacebuilding processes at the United Nations in New York, and implementing pandemic preparedness projects in Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe.

Alex Hiniker 

For questions or accessibility concerns please email: sustainability@cmu.edu.

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