Chancellor Zimpher To Deliver Keynote Address at United Nations Academic Impact Event

November 9, 2015

New York City – State University of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher tomorrow will provide a keynote address on the “Next Generation of Global Citizens” at the fifth anniversary celebration of the United Nations Academic Impact. The event will be officiated by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

Chancellor Zimpher was selected as the keynote speaker to represent the higher education sector worldwide. She will address more than 400 attendees, including senior college and university officials from around the world and international representatives who comprise the United Nations community at its New York City headquarters.

Chancellor Zimpher’s address will be held as follows:

Date:        Tuesday, Nov. 10
Time:        Approximately 3:10 p.m.
Location:  Economic Social Chamber
                United Nations
                New York, NY

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