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31 October 2013

UN Month Closing Happy Hour

Come celebrate a successful and eye-opening UN Month

As UN Month draws to a close, UNA-NCA invites you to one last celebration. Join us at James Hoban's Bar to mingle with other Washingtonians and reflect upon UN Month's activities.

When: October 31, 2013
                 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Where: James Hoban's Bar
                  1 Dupont Circle NW
                 Washington, DC 20036

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30 October 2013

Lecture: "Social Entrepreneurship in the Age of Atrocities: Changing Our World"

Dr. Zachary D. Kaufman, former Co-Chair of UNA-NCA Human Rights Committee, will deliver a lecture on his latest book, Social Entrepreneurship in the Age of Atrocities: Changing Our World.

When: October 30, 2013
                 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Where: Mortara Center for International Studies
                Georgetown University
                3600 N Street, NW (intersection of 36th and N streets, NW)
                Washington, DC 20057

Speaker: Zachary Kaufman, author, former Co-Chair of UNA-NCA Human Rights Committee
Guest Speaker: Thomas Andrews
, President and CEO of United to End Genocide

Kaufman's book, first published in August of 2012, delves into the challenges and opportunities that arise in the field of social entrepreneurship. The book also offers up case studies exemplifying some particularly successful social enterprises.

UNA-NCA would like to thank the International Relations Club at Georgetown University for helping to coordinate and host the event. 

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27 October 2013

The United Nations and You

The Role of the United Nations in Today's World

William Davis will address topics such as the relevance of the UN in the resolution of global crises, how the post 2015 Millennium Development Goals affect you, and key issues and priorities that the UN General Assembly faces. Ambassador Donald T. Bliss (ret.), President of UNA-NCA, will begin the forum with introductory remarks.

When:
October 27, 2013
               10:10 - 11:30 am

Where: Chalice House, Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church
                  9601 Cedar Lane, 
                  Bethesda, MD 20814

Speaker:
  • William Davis, Director, UN Development Program - Washington Representation Office


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24 October 2013

Celebrating UN Day: Woodrow Wilson's Vision

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author A. Scott Berg joins UNA-NCA for a celebration of the League of Nations’  staunchest advocate, Woodrow Wilson

To celebrate the 68th birthday of the United Nations and the 60th anniversary of UNA-NCA,  this reception will feature a presentation about the founder of the League of Nations, Woodrow Wilson. Event prices include a tour of Wilson's private quarters, and a hosted reception following Berg's talk.
 
When: October 24, 2013
                 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Where: The President Woodrow Wilson House
                 2340 S Street NW,
                 Washington, DC 20008

Speaker:
  • A. Scott Berg, Pulitzer Prize-winning author

Special Guests: 
  • The Honorable Lynn Pascoe, US Ambassador to the Republic of Indonesia, former UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs

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21 October 2013

Rare Earth Elements in the Asia-Pacific

Explore the effect of rare earth elements on relationships between Asia-Pacific countries through a panel presentation 

Rare Earth Elements (REEs) are chemical elements that are critical for your mobile phones, laptops, green technologies, and even defense systems. Despite the fact that REEs are more abundant than silver and gold with known reserves in Australia and the US, China continues to monopolize global REE supplies, which could negatively impact the national security interests of other countries.
 
When: October 21, 2013
                 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Where:
Johns Hopkins University
                  Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies
                  Rome Auditorium
                  1619 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036

Speakers:

  • Leigh Hendrix, Associate, Goldwyn Global Strategies, LLC
  • Marc Humphries, Specialist in Energy and Mineral Policy, Congressional Research Service
  • Michael Mazza, Research Fellow in Foreign and Defense Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute
  • Greer Meisels, Associate, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars


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17 October 2013

The Role of Youth in Access to Justice

Learn more about current initiatives dedicated to advancing youth's rights

In many developing and post-conflict countries, youth constitute over 60% of the total population. Access to justice can be particularly important for youth, who are disproportionately affected by issues such as corruption, trafficking, lack of legal identification, child labor, and unlawful detention. This panel will highlight an array of perspectives, ranging from youth to technology gurus, aiming to increase the youth's access to justice.

When: October 17, 2013
                 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Where:  United Nations Information Center
                   1775 K St Washington, DC 20006

Speakers:
  •  Sean Martin McDonald, CEO, Social Impact Lab Community Interest Company
  • Cherer Aklilu Shaffo, JD, Specializing in Gender Equality, Health Law, and Human Rights
  • Valentine Khaminwa, Compliance Coordinator, Equal Rights Center


Moderator:

  • Christina Williams, Founder, Reinventing the Rules


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12 October 2013

Building a Global Network

A Panel Discussion on Life After Study Abroad 

Melissa Kaplan, Vice President of Advocacy at UNA-NCA, provides pertinent advice to current students on how to build a global network as they explore opportunities after study abroad.

When: October 12, 2013
                 4:20 - 5:20 pm

Where
: Marymount University's Ballston Campus
                  1000 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22201 

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08 October 2013

Best Practices in Sustainable Development

A panel presentation on the best practices of the private sector, along with opportunities and challenges, in sustainable development. 

This panel program will focus on business, labor, and NGO perspectives and how best to achieve Sustainable Development. There will also be a discussion of the Post 2015 UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGS), as well as an opportunity to explore key topics such as economics, environment, and social justice.

When: October 8, 2013
               6:30-8:00 p.m.

Where: UN Foundation
                1800 Massachusetts Avenue NW
                Washington, DC 20036

Speakers:
    • William Davis, Director, UN Development Program, Washington Office
    • Deeohn Ferris, President, Sustainability Community Development Group
    • Bennett Freeman, Senior Vice President, Sustainability Research and Policy, Calvert Investments
    • Rebecca Hummel, Chevron, Corporate Social Responsibility


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