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CAO and Dean Humphrey CrookendaleMr. Humphrey Crookendale, CAO and the dean of the college’s School for Public Affairs and Administration, cordially invites you to join him for the school’s next “Urban Dialogue”, to be held on Tuesday, September 24, 2019, from 6 p.m. to 7:50 p.m., in the commons on the first floor of the college’s Manhattan campus.

Alexander A. Mejía, the director of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research's (UNITAR's) Division for People and Social Inclusion


Mr. Alexander A. Mejía, the director of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research’s (UNITAR’s) Division for People and Social Inclusion, will address “Sustainable Development: Challenges and Opportunities for the Metropolis of the 21st Century”.

Mr. Mejía was appointed Director of UNITAR’s Division for People and Social Inclusion in 2018. Within the Division, he also serves as Senior Manager of UNITAR’s Social Development Programme (SDP), which he has led since October 2012. Prior to these posts in Geneva, Mr. Mejía served for three years as Director of UNITAR’s Hiroshima Office in Japan, and for four years as Director of UNITAR’s CIFAL training center in Atlanta, USA. In his current capacity, he serves as Director of UNITAR’s global network of 17 training centers and is responsible for several other programs within UNITAR’s People and Social Inclusion Pillar, including the Port Harcourt Project Office in Nigeria and the Human Mobility Programme, managed out of New York.

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Mr. Mejía is a citizen of Ecuador, and his career spans two decades in private and public organizations. After obtaining his first master’s degree in 1992, he worked in corporate banking in Latin America for six years. In 1998, he joined his country’s foreign service as a diplomat, serving as Counsellor at the Ecuadorian Embassy in Bogotá, Colombia; and in 2001, he became Vice Minister of Economy for the Republic of Ecuador. During this period, he also served as Alternate Governor to the International Monetary Fund, to the World Bank, and to the Inter-American Development Bank, and as a member of the Board of Directors of Ecuador’s Central Bank. From 2003 until 2005, he worked in Washington, DC as the Director of the Inter-American Council’s Andean Program, an entity chartered by the Organization of American States.

Mr. Mejía holds a master’s degree in Foreign Affairs from Georgetown University in Washington DC, and a master’s degree in Business Administration from INCAE University in Costa Rica. He also holds a Diploma in Political Leadership from Harvard University.



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