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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

  • 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

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


  • 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

  •  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


  • 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

: 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

    • 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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03 October 2013

UN Month Kick-Off Happy Hour

Come celebrate the official kick-off of UN Month

To commence UN Month celebrations, we've set up a gathering where you can invite friends and family to learn more about the upcoming activities in October. Drop by, mingle with the DC area community, and enjoy free entrance and happy hour deals!

When: October 3, 2013
                5:00 - 7:00 pm

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

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28 September 2013

Advocacy Training for Maryland Residents

Come learn the "how-to's" of advocacy and current issues related to the UN

UNA-NCA is offering an advocacy training session led by UNA-NCA VP of Advocacy Melissa Kaplan, and a special guest from the UN Foundation’s Better World Campaign.  The session will cover both the “how-to’s” of advocacy as well as some current, substantive issues related to the UN.  Participants will gain an understanding of how to approach advocacy conversations and some go-to information to share with their District’s representatives.

When: September 28, 2013
                 1:30 – 3:30 pm.

Where: Silver Spring Civic Center,
                  Suite 201, 1 Veterans Pl
                  Silver Spring, MD 20910

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21 September 2013

Peace on Earth: The Shift into Oneness

Join the UNA-NCA and the Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy for a global meditation celebration honoring the 2013 UN International Day of Peace. 

When: September 21, 2013
                10:30 am - 3:00 pm

Where: West Lawn, United States Capitol
                  East Capitol Street NE
                  Washington, DC 20004

  • John W. McDonald, US Ambassador (ret.)
  • Barbara Marx Hubbard, Founder of the Foundation for Conscious Evolution

US Ambassador (ret.) John W. McDonald, originating founder of the UN International Day of Peace will open the day's ceremonies. Barbara Marx Hubbard, Founder of the Foundation for Conscious Evolution, will give an exclusive keynote address via webcast to those on the Capitol's West Lawn.

Peace on Earth: The Shift into Oneness is an inter-faith, inter-belief, inter-path event that will include talks, blessings, prayer, music, dance, chanting, and meditation.

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