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The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and the Center for International Development will co-host a Directors' Lunch with Robert Orr on Thursday, April 24th in the Belfer Center Library (L369).

Dr. Robert C. Orr was appointed Assistant Secretary-General for Strategic Planning and Policy Coordination in the Executive Office of the Secretary-General in August 2004. His responsibilities include advising the Secretary-General on a full range of strategic issues, running the Secretary-General’s Policy Committee, and leading the Secretariat’s efforts to complete the UN reform agenda agreed to by world leaders at the 2005 World Summit. Dr. Orr serves as the principal policy advisor to the Secretary-General on climate change and chairs the Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force, which coordinates 24 UN entities involved in counter-terrorism activities.

Dr. Orr joined the United Nations from Harvard University where he served as the Executive Director of Research at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School. Prior to this, he served as Director of the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, D.C. From 1996 to 2001, Dr. Orr served in senior posts in the United States government, including Deputy to the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and Director of the USUN Washington office. He also served as Director of Global and Multilateral Affairs at the National Security Council, where he was responsible for peacekeeping and humanitarian affairs. Prior to his government service, Dr. Orr worked for the International Peace Academy in New York and with USAID in Nairobi, Kenya. From 2001 to 2003, he co-directed a bipartisan commission on post-conflict reconstruction sponsored by the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington and the Association of the United States Army.

Dr. Orr has published extensively on post-conflict reconstruction, the United Nations, peacekeeping, and democracy promotion. His publications include Winning the Peace: an American Strategy for Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Keeping the Peace: Multidimensional UN Operations in Cambodia and El Salvador. Dr. Orr received his Ph.D. and M.P.A. in International Relations from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, and his bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Los Angeles.


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