Details for media: Former U.N. chief Kofi Annan's Luskin Thought Leadership Lecture at UCLA
By J.P. Renaud May 23, 2013 Category: Campus News
Kofi Annan, the former secretary-general of the United Nations and joint recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, will discuss the lessons he learned during his decade at the center of the world stage at the second annual Luskin Lecture for Thought Leadership, hosted by the UCLA College of Letters and Science.
Annan's 20-minute speech, "Interventions: A Life in War and Peace," will be followed by a 40-minute question-and-answer period moderated by UCLA alumna and "E! Investigates" host Laura Ling.
Kofi Annan was the seventh secretary-general of the U.N., serving two terms, from January 1997 to December 2006, and was the first secretary-general to emerge from the ranks of the U.N. staff. In 2001, Annan and the U.N. were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, with the award citation praising Annan for "bringing new life to the organization."
Laura Ling, who graduated from UCLA with a degree in communication studies in 1998, is an award-winning journalist and author. In March 2009, while reporting on the trafficking of North Korean women, Ling was detained by North Korean soldiers along the China–North Korea border. She and her colleague Euna Lee were arrested and held captive in North Korea for 140 days before being granted a special pardon and returning to the United States.
Thursday, May 30, at 5 p.m.
UCLA's Royce Hall (map)
DETAILS FOR MEDIA:
Limited seating will be available for media wishing to cover Annan's speech. All interested media should submit requests for credentials via email to email@example.com no later than Monday, May 27, with "Secretary-General Annan Coverage Request" in the subject heading.
Parking and other coverage details will be provided upon receipt of request.
The lecture series was established in 2011 by longtime UCLA supporters Meyer and Renee Luskin as part of a transformative gift to UCLA.