Dr. Mary Norton, EdD, DM, professor and Executive Director – The Center for Global Academic Initiatives at Felician University – The Franciscan University of New Jersey, will co-chair an event at the United Nations headquarters in New York City this August.
The event, “Intergenerational Dialogues on the Sustainable Development Goals,” which will be held on August 1, 2017 from 10 am – 6 pm, will be hosted by the UN Department of Public information and the NGO/DPI Executive Committee. The Sustainable Development Goals were adopted by the United Nations (UN) member states in September 2015 to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure human rights and prosperous and fulfilling lives for all. These goals are to be achieved by 2030.
The August 1st dialogues event will raise awareness of the high value that youth and older persons can bring to implementations of the SDGs.
About Dr. Mary Norton, EdD, DM
Dr. Mary Norton, EdD, DM, lives her Catholic faith in the work that she does. She is a Fulbright Scholar who has worked for quality and ethical health care all over the world. She has served several times as an officer on the DPI/NGO Executive Committee and was Chair of the 63rd Annual UN DPI/NGO Conference held in Melbourne, Australia. With a Fulbright Senior Scholar Award, she worked in the Muslim world and developed a Master of Science in Nursing Program at the University of Jordan, in Amman Jordan. Additionally, she has developed educational programs in China, Iran, and Pakistan and worked with the International Rescue Committee in Cambodian Refugee Camps.
She has also taught many courses on nursing and ethics in health care at Felician University in New Jersey. She is recipient of a “Lifetime Achievement Award” from Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for Nursing. The New Jersey State Nurses Association presented her with their CARE Award for Excellence in Education.