Judy Cheng-Hopkins

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Ms. Judy Cheng-Hopkins of Malaysia is the United Nations Secretary-General's Special Adviser on the University for Peace.[1]

Prior to this appointment of 15 September 2014, she served as Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations for Peace building Support. She was previously the Assistant High Commissioner for Refugees in charge of Operations (2006–09), active in over 118 countries.

Cheng-Hopkins hails from Penang where she attended St. George's Girls' School. She received an American Field Service scholarship to study in the United States. She has a bachelor's degree in English Literature from Beloit College in 1976 and a master's degree in Economic Development from Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs in 1978, and diplomas from l'Université d'Haute Bretagne in France and Harvard University, United States.

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Khoo Salma Nasution, Alison Hayes & Sehra Yeap Zimbulis: Giving Our Best: The Story of St George's Girls' School, Penang, 1885-2010, Areca Books, 2010

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