Around Town: Ashley Judd in Conversation with UNODC

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) presents “Ashley Judd in Conversation with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.” The event will take place on Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at 3:00 pm in Conference Room 2 of the North Lawn Building of UN Headquarters in New York.  This event will feature an interactive discussion between Ashley Judd, Simone Monasebian, Chief of UNODC’s NY Office, and the audience, immediately followed by a book signing of Ms. Judd’s New York Times bestselling memoir, All That is Bitter and Sweet, at the UN Bookshop.

A celebrated and acclaimed actress nominated for Golden Globes and Emmys, Ashley Judd  has starred in over 20 films (including A Dolphin Tale, Tooth Fairy, De-Lovely, Double Jeopardy, Kiss the Girls, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, A Time to Kill, Ruby in Paradise) and on Broadway.  A dedicated humanitarian, she has traveled the world, advocating on behalf of grassroots programs that focus on combating human trafficking and poverty. She received her MPA from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, where she was awarded the Dean’s Scholar Award. Ms. Judd was the Keynote Speaker at the UN General Assembly’s First Thematic Debate on Human Trafficking.

The event is open to the public with advance registration. To attend, contact castillos (at) un (dot) org, or call (212) 963-5631.

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