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Secretary-General Saddened by Death of Friend, Scholar Dr. J. Michael Adams,
UN Champion Who Brought Wisdom, Energy to Serve Greater Global Cause
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:
The Secretary-General has learned with sadness of the death of Dr J. Michael Adams, President of the International Association of University Presidents and of Fairleigh Dickinson University.† Dr. Adams was a strong United Nations champion and partner, and a personal friend.† He brought his wisdom and energy, and that of the institutions he led, to serve the greater global cause, in particular, through his meaningful contribution to the United Nations Academic Impact.† The eloquence of Michael Adamsí scholarship and writing had a democratic, intergenerational appeal which brought the power and promise of the United Nations home to so many in a world whose globalization he saw as a resource of strength and possibility.† He will be deeply missed.
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