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UN Across AmericaThe Humpty Dumpty Institute Brings U.N. Ambassadors to New England

October, 2007

The Humpty Dumpty Institute brought diplomats from Turkmenistan, Iraq, Libya, and the People's Republic of China to New England June 14-15.

In Boston, the group had the opportunity to meet with the vibrant student group "Americans for Informed Democracy" which is composed of students from universities around the country. They also met with the American Jewish Committee (AJC) and the Boston Committee on Foreign Relations.

In Augusta, Maine, the U.N. diplomats were privileged to meet with Maine Governor John Baldacci and the Speaker of the House, Glenn Cummings. The group also had a first time experience for all the participants: whale watching off the coast of southern Maine.


Wednesday, June 13

8:30 am

Meet at New York John F. Kennedy Airport at the Jet Blue Ticketing Booths
(Delegation will be met by Joseph Merante (202) 494-0942 and Soledad Roybal (917) 757-1963 of HDI)

9:25 am

Depart New York JFK Airport on Jet Blue flight # 1004

10:45 am

Arrive Boston Logan Airport

11 am

Transportation provided to Boston Back Bay Hilton Hotel
Location: 40 Dalton Street, Boston, MA
(617) 236-1100

11:30 am

Depart Hotel for Americans for Informed Democracy Program
(Transportation time is TBD)
* Attire: Business

12 - 2:30 pm

Americans for Informed Democracy Program
Topic: "The Next Generation of Global Partnerships"
Location: Community Room of the Non-Profit Center of Boston
89 South Street Suite, Boston, MA 02111
POC: Vickie Burns, Admin Clerk, (617) 523-6565
Seth Green, President, AID, (202) 270-6268

2:30 - 5:30 pm
Tour of Boston
Pick up at 89 South Street
Private tour of Boston with Ralph Spinelle Tours
(617) 699-6140

5:45-8:30 pm

Boston Committee on Foreign Relations Cocktail and dinner
Location: The Union Club, 8 Park Street Boston MA 02121
Geoffrey Carliner
Executive Director
Boston Committee on Foreign Relations
(617) 332-3987

8:30 pm

Return to Hotel/Free Time

Thursday, June 14

8:30 - 10 am

Breakfast hosted by the American Jewish Committee
Topic: "The New Globalism: the Importance of the U.N. in International Dialog"
Location: 60 State Street (Faneuil Hall)
Contact: Suzi Schuller (617) 457-8700
* Attire: Business for the day

10 am

Depart Boston

1 pm

Arrive Augusta, Maine

1:30 pm

Casual Lunch

2:30 pm

Courtesy call on Governor John Baldacci
POC: Carrie Pelletier
(207) 287-3531

3 pm

Tour of the State Capital
Capital Street
POC: Millie MacFarland
Tel: (207) 287-1300

3:30 pm

Meeting with the Speaker of the House Glenn Cummings (Tentative)
POC: Jane Figoli
Tel: (207) 287-1300

5 pm

Depart Augusta, Maine

6 pm

Arrive in Portland and check into Hotel
Portland Regency Hotel & Spa
Location: 20 Milk Street
Portland, ME 04101
(207) 221-5912 Direct Line
(207) 228-0119 Sales Fax

7:30 pm

Di Millo's Floating Restaurant
25 Long Wharf
Portland, ME 04101
Tel: (207) 772-2216

Friday, June 15

7 am
Depart Hotel (firm)
Portland Regency Hotel & Spa
Location: 20 Milk Street
Portland, ME 04101
(207) 221-5912 Direct Line
(207) 228-0119 Sales Fax
* Attire: Casual for the day (bring extra sweater for boat)

7:45 am

Arrive Deborah Ann Whale Watching
Perkins Cove on Shore Road
(Wells Exit, #19)
POC: Debbie or Haley (207) 361-9501

8 - 1 pm

Whale watching

4:10 pm

Depart Portland
Jetblue # 605

5:25 pm

Arrive JFK Airport

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Participants List

UN Diplomats

Mr. Serdar DURDYEV, Deputy Permanent Representative of Turkmenistan to the U.N.

Mr. Shen Bo, Second Secretary of the People's Republic of China to the U.N.

Mr. Rawaz MEDHI KHOSHNAW, Third Secretary of Iraq to the U.N.

Mr. Emad BEN-SHABAN, Third Secretary of Libya to the U.N.

United States Mission to the United Nations

Mr. Kevin CARROLL, Political Adviser

The Humpty Dumpty Institute

Mr. Ralph CWERMAN, President

Mr. Joseph MERANTE, Executive Director

Ms. Soledad ROYBAL, Program Manager

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