Spoiler alert! Tomorrow’s Pizza & Politics will feature the United Nation’s very own: Simon Chin-Yee. What is so great about this guest speaker you ask? For starters the Global Engagement Center is flying him in from Paris!
Biography: Simon Chin-Yee
Simon Chin-Yee is an independent researcher and external consultant for the United Nations Education Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). He holds a Master degree in International Studies and Diplomacy from the School of Oriental and African Studies, the University of London in the United Kingdom. The former international cooperation manager at the Ecole de Gouvernance et d’Economie de Rabat (EGE Rabat), Simon started and developed the international cooperation department, where he signed agreements with institutions of higher education all over the world, and in particular with the Southern Utah University.
Prior to his work with EGE Rabat, Simon spent four years in the Sector of Social and Human Sciences at UNESCO headquarters in Paris. His work with the Youth, Sport and Physical Education section helped develop the programme sport for peace and development. Simon was also the focal point for two projects on regional integration in Africa, notably, the Greater Horn Horizon Forum (Horn of Africa) and the West Africa Institute (Economic Community Of West African States). Both projects had the over-arching objective to strengthen the relationship between policy makers, higher education institutions and researchers, thus enabling the formulation of proactive policies to respond to new challenges, thereby contributing to strategic decisions affecting the concerned regions.
The Michael O. Leavitt Center is pleased to host Simon-Chin Lee with the support of the Global Engagement Center.