(Posted November 13, 2000)

Hal Fleming, whose experience includes extensive work in the field of international relief and foreign aid administration, will speak about the shortcomings and challenges of U.S. foreign aid in his lecture "The United States and the U.N." at 8:15 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 16 in Good Hall 202 on the Juniata College campus. The lecture, sponsored by the Model United Nations Club and the politics department at Juniata, will also address common misconceptions and the realities of the international system in which the U.N. must operate.

Mr. Fleming has over 25 years of experience in bilateral and multilateral development, including senior management and policy positions at the U.S. Department of State, the Agency for International Development, and UNICEF. He has directed developmental assistance programs in North and West Africa, initiated major humanitarian assistance programs in the Horn of Africa, led multi-donor project evaluation teams, and formulated reform and budgetary policy for U.S. participation in the U.N. system. Mr. Fleming has traveled to Cote d?Ivoire, Morocco, Philippines, Nigeria, Niger, Mali, Ghana, Kenya, Somalia, Mexico, and Switzerland.

Mr. Fleming attended Brown University, where he earned his bachelor?s degree with distinction, and then proceeded to earn his master?s degree at Columbia University. Mr. Fleming has also studied at New York University for his doctorate, the Bureau of Applied Social Research, and the Foreign Service Institute.

Mr. Fleming will arrive late Wednesday at Juniata and depart Friday afternoon. During his stay, he will dine with Juniata faculty and students, lecture to classes concerning the United Nations, and give the opening address for the 2000 Juniata College High School Model United Nations Conference, which begins Friday.

The lecture is free and the public is welcome to attend.

Contact April Feagley at feaglea@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3131 for more information.