Wednesday, 18th November 2015 at 19.30 Hotel Aleph, Rome
From nuclear testing to environmental issues and waste recycling, from prison management to poverty reduction, from war zones to nation building, from pollution to sustainability, Julie MacKenzie is an incredible woman, with an amazing story to tell of how she overcame fear during her diplomatic career, mission after mission, after mission.
Julie, a citizen of the world, stems from Doctoral research at Tokyo Univ. Japan (Political Science, Law Faculty): Topic,”Sub-contracting in Japanese industry”. She holds a Master of Arts, First Class Honours, Univ. of Canterbury, New Zealand (Political Science and Japanese). When Julie, with a passion for learning and what counts in life, started her career as a corporate analyst on Japan stock exchange, little did she know where she would go or what she would be called to face. As a career diplomat with the New Zealand Government, she covered economic development, trade, security, nuclear testing and peace-keeping issues in Wellington, Tokyo, Brussels, Noumea, Dili and Rome. She was New Zealand’s Ambassador to Italy, cross-accredited to Greece, Cyprus, Portugal, Malta, Slovenia, Croatia and Bosnia Herzegovina, and Permanent Representative to the UN’s FAO, WFP, IFAD and the Multinational Force and Observers in the Sinai. She is currently Senior Consultant, Environmental Sustainability, World Food Programme where her skills are used in strategy development, policy formulation, communications, mentoring.