Baha'i leader to speak on transnationalism

A leading figure of the Baha’i faith will speak Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 8, as part of a Bates lecture series on the United Nations and transnationalism.

Wilma M. Ellis, administrator general of the Baha’i International Community in New York, will discuss We the Peoples in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives. The public is invited to attend at no charge.

Ellis’ talk is part of the series Transnationalism and the United Nations After 50 Years.

An executive with the Baha’i International Community since 1986, Ellis served as co-president of the 1993 Parliament of the World’s Religions in Chicago and was the 1994 baccalaureate speaker at Stanford University.

Previously she was vice president for development and public relations at Spelman College and an executive with the Equitable Life Assurance Society.

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