US Priorities in the UN Security Council: Peacekeeping, Sanctions and New Horizons

Mr. William K. Davis, Director, UN Center in Washington, D.C.

April 20, 2010
Belmont United Methodist Church
Corner of 21st Ave. S. and Acklen
Nashville, TN
Cost: $25.00 (student scholarships available)

The program includes reception, dinner, the annual Business Meeting and Election of Officers and the Board, and the guest speaker, Mr. William K. Davis, Director of the United Nations Center in Washington, D.C.

As Director of the United Nations Information Center in Washington D.C., Mr. William Davis is the UN’s senior representative in Washington, serving as spokesman for the UN with the U.S. government, the media and the business community. He works to further the relationship between the UN and the U.S., its largest contributing member state.

Prior to joining the UN, Mr. Davis was Director for Global and Functional Affairs in the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Legislative Affairs.  With the State Department he oversaw its interaction with Congress on global priorities such as international organizations, human rights, refuges, counter-narcotics initiatives, and international environmental affairs. From 2001 to 2004, Mr. Davis was Deputy Head of the Public Affairs Division for the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), an international organization headquartered in Paris, France.

At that post, Mr. Davis served as OECD’s main liaison with government members, the private sector, organized labor and non-governmental organizations. Before moving to France he was the Head of the Center for Public Affairs in OECD’s Washington Office.

Mr. Davis worked from 1990-1998 in the State Department’s Bureau of Legislative Affairs and on the White House’s National Security Council Staff. His other government service includes tenure as Presidential Management Intern in the Executive Office of the President’s Office of Administration and assignments with both the U.S. Department of Treasury and the U.S. Department of Defense.

He, his wife and their two children reside in Bethesda, Maryland.