The Maggie Nally 2023 Lecture
'Responsible Influence: PR in Times of Change'
4 October 2023
Online: 14:00 BST / 09:00 EST
CIPR International is delighted to announce that Melissa Fleming, the Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications at the United Nations, will give this year’s Maggie Nally Lecture. This event, which is part of the Chartered Institute of Public Relation’s 75th anniversary celebrations, will be held online on 4 October.
The CIPR International Maggie Nally Memorial lecture is one of the most prestigious events held by the Institute. It is in memory of Margaret Nally, who in 1976 became the first female President of the CIPR.
This year the event will be moderated by Crispin Thorold, CIPR International Vice-President and Communications Advisor to the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture. In this 75th year of the Institute, CIPR President Steve Shepperson-Smith will also say a few words to welcome our speaker.
Keynote Speaker – Melissa Fleming
Melissa Fleming is one of the world’s most eminent communicators, under her leadership, the UN’s Department for Global Communications is responsible for informing global audiences about the state of the world and engaging them to build support for the organisation’s work and goals. The Department engages in far-reaching efforts to address misinformation, disinformation and hate speech.
Melissa Fleming previously served at the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) as Head of Global Communications. Prior to that, she worked in senior communications roles for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.
We very much hope that you will be able to join us. Further details will be provided throughout the coming weeks, but to make sure you secure your place, please register now.
About the Maggie Nally Memorial Lecture
A range of prominent speakers have given this lecture including economist, Sir Howard Davies; civil liberties campaigner, Shami Chakrabati; and film maker, Lord Puttnam. Our thanks go to Maggie Nally’s family who have supported the lecture for many years.
About CIPR International
CIPR International, one of the largest groups of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, focuses on global public relations themes, spotlighting pertinent international issues of the day. It extends a warm welcome to PR professionals across the globe. It supports its members by facilitating understanding of cultural differences, building relations with other countries, and helping members benchmark, share and learn from best practice.
About the Chartered Institute of Public Relations
The CIPR is the world's only Royal Chartered professional body for public relations practitioners, with nearly 10,000 members. Our members are recognised PR professionals. We work with and for them to set, maintain and advance standards. We do this through our industry respected qualifications; our Continuing Professional Development scheme, Accreditation and Chartership programmes; our open, in-house and bespoke training; our industry awards and conferences; and the production of research, best practice and skills guidance.
Contact: Eva Maclaine