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From Climate Conflict to Climate Action: Capturing the Greatest Opportunities of Our Generation

Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

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Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change presents annual Slomoff Lecture.

Managing and overcoming conflict is central to finding solutions to global climate change. As Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Christiana Figueres is charged with resolving conflict and bringing together governments, scientists, business and the public to collectively address climate change challenges. 

About Christiana Figueres 

Christiana Figueres was appointed Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in May 2010.  Ms. Figueres has been involved in climate change negotiations since 1995, representing both her native Costa Rica as well Latin America and the Caribbean. She is also a widely published author on the design of climate solutions, and has been a frequent adviser to the private sector on how to play a leadership role in mitigation. Ms. Figueres holds a master's degree in anthropology from the London School of Economics, and a certificate in organizational development from Georgetown University.

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About the Slomoff lectureship

The Sylvia and Benjamin Slomoff Lectureship was established in 1999 with the goal of bringing leaders in the field of conflict resolution to campus to lecture and engage students and faculty in discussions concerning the challenges of understanding and intervening in conflict. Each year the Graduate Programs in Conflict Resolution invite a scholar or practitioner who has made lasting contributions to the field of conflict resolution to spend a day at UMass Boston. Previous Slomoff lecturers have included Morton Deutsch, Herbert Kelman, Ambassador Dennis Ross, Barbara Benedict Bunker, Eric Green, John Marks, Phyllis Kritek,  James Sebenius, Paul Levy, J. Richard Hackman, and Senator George J. Mitchell.

The annual Slomoff Lectureship is made possible by gifts from Benjamin Slomoff and his late wife Sylvia; Ben Slomoff earned a Masters Degree in Conflict Resolution in 1997 and has been a regular supporter of the Graduate Programs in Conflict Resolution.
 

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