Dean Pittman, acting assistant secretary for international organization affairs in the U.S. Department of State, speaks at The City College of New York, 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 25, in Room 250, Shepard Hall. His topic will be “Fostering a More Peaceful World: The Case for Multilateralism.”
The talk is presented by the Colin L. Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership, and is free and open to the public. To attend, please RSVP by September 23 to: firstname.lastname@example.org. CCNY is located at 138th Street and Convent Ave., Manhattan.
A career member of the Foreign Service, Mr. Pittman was appointed principal deputy assistant secretary in the Bureau of International Organization Affairs December 2010. The Bureau is the primary interlocutor with the United Nations and is charged with advancing the President’s agenda and the national interests of the United States.
Mr. Pittman previously served as a member of the secretary of state’s policy planning staff and was responsible for issues related to Europe and the administration’s climate change agenda. His other domestic assignments have included special assistant to the deputy secretary of state and director for the Balkans at the National Security Council.
Overseas, Mr. Pittman served as U.S. consul general to Northern Ireland from 2004 to 2007 and was assigned to the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq as deputy director of the governance office.
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