The United Nations is a relic of a bygone era.

Friday, February 15, 2019 2:00 PM

USFSP Student Center
USFSP University Student Center
200 6th Ave S.
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Topic Panelists

Clint Elbow
Clint Elbow is the President of the Tampa Bay Chapter of the United Nations Association of the United States of America and has been on its board since 2015. His motivations for becoming involved with the UNA-UNA Tampa Bay comes from his belief that the United States should be an active participant and leader in the United Nations and that this leadership can take place at the local level. He has an academic background in foreign language and literature, globalization, and human geography. His research interests have been focused on the processes of globalization which included a case study of how Tampa Bay stakeholders used air transport infrastructures in attempts to reposition Tampa Bay in the global economy. He has a professional background in Information Technology, a field in which he currently works in the Tampa Bay area.
Allan Jury
Allan Jury is a retired U.S. Foreign Service Officer, with a long career in the U.S. State Department and United Nations focused on international humanitarian affairs and East Asian regional issues. His most recent positons have been with the non-governmental organization World Food Program USA. He was Vice President of Public Policy and, since May 2016, has been a consulting Senior Advisor at WFP USA. Mr. Jury previously served twelve years (2001-2013) with the United Nations World Food Program (WFP). He was the Director of WFP's Washington DC Office from September 2008 to March 2013, where he managed the organization's relations with its major partners in the US government and the World Bank headquarters. He also held senior positions at World Food Program headquarters in Rome, Italy as Director of External Relations (2004-2008) and Chief of the Policy Service (2001-2004). Mr. Jury came to WFP following a twenty-five year career with the U.S. Department of State. He has worked on international humanitarian and refugee affairs since 1987, with leadership positions in Washington, Geneva, and Bangkok. Earlier diplomatic assignments included postings at US Embassies in the Philippines, the Netherlands, and the Indonesia desk in the State Department. Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Mr. Jury is a 1975 graduate of Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota with a B.A. in political science and Asian studies. He is married and currently living in West Bradenton, Florida.
Bruce Mabley
Bruce Mabley is a retired Canadian diplomat having served abroad in Paris, Islamabad, Cairo, Amman and Ankara. Dr. Mabley has also taught Philosophy and Political Science at Laval, McGill, Carleton and Concordia universities. He holds a Doctorat in Philosophy (thesis: La pensée politique d'Albert Camus) from Université Laval in Québec City. In 2003, he was accepted in the Faculty of Law to perform post-doctoral work in Islamic Law and Politics until 2006. During a hiatus in his diplomatic career from 1991-2006, Dr. Mabley was first appointed as Director of International Affairs at Concordia University. He then launched a private sector educational consulting and services company called EDUC-INTER and secured World Bank funding for offices in Mexico City and Panama. His company organized internships abroad for Canadian students under the auspices of Foreign Affairs Canada. EDUC-INTER was also responsible for implementing the National Graduate Registry in Central American universities. This project was designed to streamline human resources practices, stimulate youth employment and increase competitiveness. In early 2000, Dr. Mabley was decorated by the French government with the Chevalier des Palmes académiques for his academic cooperation work in bringing together French, Quebec and Canadian universities. Since his retirement from the Foreign Service in October 2015, Dr. Mabley has written extensively for newspapers, web sites, think tanks and magazines on international affairs topics such as the Syrian conflict, Turkish politics and foreign policy, Canadian foreign service reform, NAFTA Renegotiation, Canadian foreign policy and a variety of other international issues.
Elizabeth Scott Osborne
Scott is a lawyer, writer, teacher, and international development professional. She has worked with non-profits for over three decades, living in seven countries in Africa, Asia, and Europe, and traveling to 35 more. She is especially interested in issues around gender equity and education. Scott created and produced a play, SPOILED, about violence and masculinity in India and the US; designs curricula for an educational venture; and is currently working on a book about the lives of a group of girls and nuns in a shelter home in India. She serves on the board of the US National Committee for UN Women, is President of the Gulf Coast Chapter of UN Women, and is on the Grants Selection Committee for Dining for Women. Scott is a native New Yorker and an adopted Floridian who has lived in Sarasota for most of the past 18 years. She holds a BA (Summa Cum Laude) from the University of Pennsylvania, an MPA in International Development from Princeton, and a JD from the New York University School of Law; and has teaching certifications in Montessori (Elementary I / II) and English as an Additional Language (Cambridge/ CELTA). She was a Peace Corps Volunteer in West Africa.