The United Nations Information Service
on behalf of the Dr.-Karl-Renner-Institut,
invites you to a lecture by

Shashi Tharoor
Under-Secretary-General, Communications and Public Information, United Nations


Terrorism, Tolerance and the Global Imagination

at the

Universität Wien, Kleiner Festsaal
Dr. Karl-Lueger-Ring 1, 1010 Vienna


Tuesday, 27 June at 18:30 hours

Welcome remarks:

Dr. Erich Fröschl
Academy for International Politics of the Dr.-Karl-Renner-Institut


Dr. Helmut Kramer
Institute of Political Science, University of Vienna


Dr. Otmar Höll
Austrian Institute for International Politics

Mr. Tharoor has led the Department of Public Information since January 2001. In this capacity, he is in charge of the United Nations communications strategy, with particular responsibility for ensuring the coherence and effectiveness of the United Nations' external message. Mr. Tharoor is the author of eight books, as well as numerous articles, op-eds and literary reviews in a wide range of publications. He is also the recipient of several journalism and literary awards, including a Commonwealth Writers' Prize. He was designated "Global Leader of Tomorrow" at the Davos World Economic Forum in 1998.

The lecture will be in English, with simultaneous translation into German. Kindly register prior to the event by e-mailing:  or contact :

Jaya Mohan, Information Officer, UNIS
Tel: +43-1-26060-4448


Sonja Wintersberger, Associate Information Officer, UNIS
Tel.: +43-1-260 60-3430