The Hammarskjold Society is designed to help and encourage Ambassadors and the diplomatic corps through special briefings and events covering a wide range of topics: economic, demographics, social, national defense, terrorism and others.
Named after the profoundly gifted Swedish author, economist, and diplomat, who served as the Secretary-General of the United Nations from April 1953 until his death in a plane crash in September1961. Becoming Secretary-General at the young age of 47, Dag Hammarskjöld was the youngest person to serve in this role. United States President John F. Kennedy called Hammarskjöld “the greatest statesman of our century.”
The Wallenberg Fellowship is designed to encourage persons in the Secretariat.
Named after Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish architect, businessman, diplomat and humanitarian whose life is remembered by the Raoul Wallenberg Memorial and the Raoul Wallenberg Walk, both along First Avenue in front of the United Nations. It is believed that he might have saved as many as 100,000 Jews in Nazi-occupied Hungary during the Holocaust.
Michele Bachmann is the Executive Director of Skyline Church’s Hammarskjold Society and Wallenberg Fellowship in New York, both designed to encourage Ambassadors, diplomatic corps and persons in the United Nations Secretariat through worship, prayer, and special briefings on important issues. Bachmann is a former member of Congress of 8 years and was known for leading the Congressional opposition to Obamacare. Bachmann ran for President in 2012, appeared in 15 television Republican Presidential Debates, and is the only Republican woman to win a presidential contest. Prior to Michele’s time in public office, she worked as a federal tax attorney. Michele started a mental health business with her husband Marcus (to whom she has been married 39 years). Together they raised 5 biological children and 23 foster children. Michele accepted Jesus into her heart at the young age of 16, a decision that set the course for her life as she follows God’s lead.