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Kofi Annan to Open NAFSA’s 2013 Annual Conference

Kofi Annan

Kofi Annan, former United Nations secretary-general and Nobel laureate, will address thousands of international educators from 120 countries during the Opening Plenary at NAFSA’s 2013 Annual Conference & Expo in St. Louis, Missouri.

During his two terms as secretary-general of the United Nations (1997-2006), Kofi Annan undertook a variety of diplomatic initiatives. An advocate for human rights, development, and peace, he revitalized the United Nations, bringing it closer to the public by forging ties with civil society, the private sector, and other partners.

Join us at NAFSA’s 2013 Annual Conference to hear from outstanding plenary speakers who will inspire you with their impactful work and global leadership. Nobel Peace Prize laureates, Kofi Annan and Oscar Arias, will share their perspectives and insights on making the world a better place by advancing peace and global justice. Rye Barcott, social entrepreneur and veteran, will engage you with his narrative of empowerment and collaboration.

Reach New Heights in St. Louis!

When you come to St. Louis to connect with more than 8,000 global professionals who are committed to the same ideals, you won’t leave unchanged. Discover a unique community of colleagues who share a commitment to creating a better and more interconnected world through education. Be amazed by St. Louis’s pioneer spirit and contemporary flair as you explore this year’s conference theme – Ideals and Impact in International Education.

Continue to visit the NAFSA Annual Conference website in the coming months for additional information.

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