- Meyer Library’s United Nations depository and the local chapter of the United Nations Association (UNA-USA) are hosting a talk featuring Dr. Donald Lee, Senior Development Economist with the United Nations. Dr. Lee will discuss significant achievements of — and challenges facing — the United Nations at 65.
Donald Lee is a senior development economist in the United Nations in New York. Currently he heads the Social Perspectives on Development Branch in the Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Before joining the Social Perspectives on Development Branch, he headed the Communications and Information Management Service in the Office of the Under-Secretary General of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs and was Secretary of the Executive Committee of Economic and Social Affairs, the primary coordination body on economic and social affairs within the United Nations Secretariat. In the United Nations, he has worked on a range of development-related issues, including transnational corporations, foreign direct investment, economic and social development policy, poverty and youth employment policy.
Before joining the United Nations, he was Senior Lecturer in economics and Deputy Dean in the Faculty of Commerce, Deakin University, Australia. His publications include articles in journals, chapters in books, and co-authored and co-edited books on economic development.