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A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the UN Security Council

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Ambassador Jeffrey DeLaurentis will be in conversation with Marilyn Wyatt at the Stockbridge Library on Saturday, November 19 at 5:00 p.m.  Ambassador DeLaurentis will discuss current dynamics at the UN, how the UN is dealing with crises such as Ukraine and Syria, and the effectiveness of multilateral diplomacy in today’s world.


Ambassador Jeffrey DeLaurentis is Senior Advisor for Security Council Affairs at the US mission to the United Nations in New York. Much of his State Department career was spent working in Latin America, especially Cuba, where he served as the first chief of mission of the US embassy during the Obama administration. He had previous postings to the U.S. Mission to the United Nations (USUN) in New York and Geneva, the US embassy in Bogota, and various State Department offices focused on Latin American and multilateral affairs. Ambassador DeLaurentis has been a fellow or visiting professor at Harvard’s Belfer Center, Georgetown University, Columbia University, and the Brookings Institute and during a period out of government services was senior advisor to the Albright Stonebridge Group. He is a graduate of Georgetown University and Columbia University. He and his wife Jennifer have a home in South Egremont.

Marilyn Wyatt is a former foreign service officer who spent most of her career in Central and Eastern Europe, with a two-year detour to Pakistan.  More recently, she had worked internationally as a coach to schools, foundations, and other nonprofit boards. Her Ph.D. in comparative literature is from Johns Hopkins University and her undergraduate degree is from Cornell University, She currently works as a freelance editor from her home in Lee.