NYU-SCPS Center for Global Affairs to Host a Diverse Array of Thought-Provoking, Free Public Programs Focusing on Global Issues and Careers in the Global Aren

NEW YORK, March 24, 2014 This spring, the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies Center for Global Affairs (CGA) will host a number of provocative and engaging free public programs examining global issues from a variety of perspectives.

Among them are talks with the ambassadors of Canada, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait to the United Nations, a panel presentation on initiatives in clean energy, a Peace Corps information session, and a session on international careers for students. All events will take place in the Woolworth Building at 15 Barclay Street.

Upcoming Programs (click to view all and to register)

Global Leaders: Conversations with Alon Ben-Meir
Wednesday, March 26, 6.30-7.45 p.m.
Alon Ben-Meir, professor of international relations, journalist, and author, hosts H.E. Guillermo E. Rishchynski, ambassador and permanent representative of Canada to the U.N. 

Peace Corps Information Session
Thursday, March 27, 12.30-1.30 p.m.
Peace Corps volunteers provide technical assistance to nonprofits, NGOs, local governments, communities, schools, and small businesses in more than 70 countries around the world in the areas of business, health, education, agriculture, urban youth development, forestry, NGO development, social work, community development, and the environment. This information session explores positions that are available in the Peace Corps for U.S. citizens.

International Careers: Practical Advice and Real-Life Experience
Careers with the U.N. and Multilateral Organizations
Thursday, March 27, 6.30-7.45 p.m.
This popular, ongoing series provides an opportunity to meet international insiders who offer practical career advice and who share their real-life professional experiences. Panels are offered in collaboration with Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP), and this one, on opportunities with the U.N. and multilateral organizations, is moderated by Robert Skinner, associate director, United Nations Foundation. Panelists include Boaz Paldi, head of the video unit, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); and Leimer Tejeda, manager, Participants & Strategy, United Nations Global Compact.

Fueling Our Future: The Geopolitics and Economics of Energy in the 21st Century

Clean Energy for All: Technology, Policy, and Finance
Tuesday, April 1, 6.30-7.45 p.m.
There are many exciting developments in the global renewable energy sector, including initiatives to decentralize energy production. William Hewitt, environmental professional and adjunct assistant professor, moderates a discussion with Travis Bradford, director, Energy and Environment Concentration, Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA); Dr.Vignesh Gowrishankar, staff scientist in sustainable energy, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC); and Dr. Minoru Takada, senior policy advisor on energy, Strategic Planning Unit, Executive Office of the United Nations Secretary-General.

Rehaii: Making the Case for Women in Pakistan
Thursday, April 3, 6.30-7.45 p.m.
The Kashf Foundation is one of the leading microfinance providers in Pakistan, with special outreach to households headed by women. In 2013, Kashf released Rehaii, a serialized film dramatizing the obstacles faced by women and girls in Pakistan, including forced marriage, domestic violence, and lack of economic opportunity. Anne Marie Goetz, CGA clinical professor and former chief advisor, Peace and Security, U.N. Women, has a conversation with Roshaneh Zafar, founder and managing director of the Kashf Foundation, and Zainab Saeed, manager internal and external engagement, Kashf Foundation, to discuss the making of Rehaii, its reception in and impact on Pakistan, and what work remains to create economic capacity for women in developing countries.

In Print with James F. Hoge, Jr.
Monday, April 7, 6.30-7.45 p.m.
James F. Hoge, senior advisor, Teneo Intelligence; chairman, Human Rights Watch; and CGA advisory board member; speaks with Shadi Hamid, author of Temptations of Power: Islamists and Illiberal Democracy in a New Middle East. Drawing from interviews with figures like ousted Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi, Hamid’s account serves as an essential compass for those trying to understand where the region’s varied Islamist groups have come from, and where they might be headed.

Global Leaders: Conversations with Alon Ben-Meir
Wednesday, April 9, 6:30-8 p.m.
Professor Ben-Meir speaks with H.E. Abdallah Y. Al-Mouallimi, ambassador and permanent representative of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations, and H.E. Mansour Ayyad Al-Otaibi, ambassador of Kuwait to the United Nations.

For more information, call 212-992-8380 or e-mail scps.global.affairs@nyu.edu.

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