The Humpty Dumpty Institute

Press Release


Humpty Dumpty Institute To Take
United Nations Officials to Nashville, Tennessee


December 2007

New York City, N.Y. — On December 9th, 2007, The Humpty Dumpty Institute ("HDI") a New York based nonprofit, will bring a delegation of United Nations officials to Nashville, Tennessee as part of its U.N. Across America program. The delegation will remain until Tuesday, December 11.

The trip will showcase Nashville as a cultural and business center of the United States. The participants will have a chance to meet with Governor Bredesen, local business leaders, and faculty and students from Tennessee State University. The delegation will also tour the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Jack Daniels Distillery.

"The U.N. Across America program is an innovative piece of public diplomacy," said Joseph Merante, Executive Director of the Humpty Dumpty Institute.

"These delegates will be foreign ministers, ambassadors, and other high representatives in their countries in 10 years time. This is an important opportunity to expose these officials to the amazing breadth of America."

The delegates will represent six countries: Kazakhstan, Peru, Afghanistan, Burundi, Croatia, and the Philippines.

HDI is a Manhattan-based Institute that forges innovative public-private partnerships to find creative solutions to difficult humanitarian problems through a series of unique programs. Currently, HDI's mandate is to improve U.S.-U.N. relations, to remove landmines around the world, and to help alleviate domestic and international hunger. To learn more about HDI's international programs, please visit

Contact: Jonathan Landesman with inquiries.