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On December 12 2016 Mrs Shamshad Akhtar, the Under-Secretary of UN, Executive secretary of Economical and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), visited Plekhanov Russian University of Economics.
Mrs Shamshad Akhtar met the University administration represented by Victor Grishin, the rector of PRUE, and the vice-rectors of the University.
After the meeting with the rectorate she carried out a guest lecture for students of IBS-Plekhanov, Faculty of Management and Faculty of Finance in the English language. The topic of the lecture was entitled:"The economical and social view of the countries of Asia and the Pacific. The results of 2016".
The students paid a great attention to the problems, stated in the lecture, and demonstrated their knowledge and understanding; as the lecture had ended, students opened a discussion and asked professional enough questions which allowed for the lecturer to leave a favorable impression about the Plekhanov students.
Mrs Akhtar, a citizen of Pakistan, appointed Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) in December 2013. She is also the Under-Secretary of the United Nations. She has a doctorate from Harvard University in the USA; is Ph.D. of Economics of the University of Paisley in Scotland; Master's degree in development Economics at the University of Sussex, UK. She also holds a Master of Science degree in Economics from Quaid-i-Azam University in Islamabad.