Amb. Tony Hall to present talk on faith and public life, Feb. 10
Audience:Open to the Public
Tony Hall, a former U.S. ambassador and three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee, will present a public talk at the Woodrow Wilson School titled, "Public Life and Faith" at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 10, in Bowl 016, Robertson Hall, on the Princeton University campus.
Ambassador Hall is a leading advocate for hunger relief programs and improving international human rights conditions. In February 2002, President George W. Bush asked him to serve as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture. He was confirmed by the Senate and sworn in by Secretary of State Colin Powell in September 2002.
As the chief of the U.S. Mission to the U.N. Agencies in Rome – the World Food Program (WFP), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) – Ambassador Hall is responsible for “putting into action America’s commitment to alleviate hunger and build hope in the world.”
Prior to entering the diplomatic corps, Hall, an Ohio resident, was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. He represented the people of the Third District of Ohio for almost twenty-four years, their longest serving representative in history. He was the chairman of the House Select Committee on Hunger and the Democratic Caucus Task Force on Hunger. He founded and was one of two House members on the steering committee of the Congressional Friends of Human Rights Monitors. He was the author of legislation supporting food aid, child survival, basic education, primary health care, micro-enterprise, and development assistance programs in the world’s poorest countries. Ambassador Hall is also founder and was chairman of the Congressional Hunger Center, a non-governmental organization dedicated to fighting hunger by developing leaders.
Ambassador Hall was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for 1998, 1999 and 2001 for his humanitarian and hunger-related work. In 1994, President Clinton nominated him for the position of UNICEF Executive Director.
This event is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Center the Study of Religion. It is part of the series, “The Crossroads of Religion and Politics” and is free and open to the public.