Governor's School Model United Nations Conference
This year, GSMUN 2011 is thrilled to welcome Ambassador Jacques Paul Klein as the keynote speaker for the Opening Ceremonies!  

Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations (Ret.)
Mr. Klein is  President and CEO of ALSACOM LLC and an International Affairs Consultant.  From 2005 to 2006, Mr. Klein was the Frederick Schultz Visiting Lecturer in International Affairs and Visiting Professor of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School. From 2003 until 2005 he served as the United Nations Secretary General’s Special Representative and Coordinator of United Nations Operations in Liberia with the rank of Under Secretary General.  He previously served as Special Representative and Coordinator of United Nations Operations in Bosnia and Herzegovina; Principal Deputy High Representative in the Office of the High Representative in Sarajevo; and United Nations Transitional Administrator for Eastern Salvonia, Baranja and Western Sirmium in Croatia.

Ambassador Klein was a career member of the Senior Foreign Service of the United States with the rank of Minister Counselor.  He served four diplomatic postings abroad and three tours in the Department of State.  He is also a retired Major General of the United States Air Force.

Mr. Klein received his Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees in History from Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois and has done Post-Graduate work in International Politics at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

In recognition of his service to peace, he was awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Law by Elmhurst College and the Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa, by Roosevelt University.  In 2010 he was awarded the  International Marcel Rudloff Prize for “service de la defense de l’esprit de tolerance.”

Ambassador Klein is a member of the Academie d’Alsace, the Council on Foreign Relations, DACOR,  the Washington Institute of Foreign Affairs as well as the COSMOS Club, the Army and Navy Club of Washington, D.C., and the Princeton Club of New York.  He is married to Dr. Margrete Siebert Klein and has two children, Christian and Maia, and four grandchildren.