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17 October 2012

Insurgent Violence in the North Caucasus

Voesar Conference Room
1957 E Street NW
Suite 412

UNA-NCA, along with The George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs, invites you to join:
Insurgent Violence in the North Caucasus: Pathways and Trajectories Explaining Insurgent Participation
Part of the Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (IERES) Visiting Scholar Roundtable

Jean Francois Ratelle
University of Ottawa

This talk will analyze the recent upsurge of violence in the North Caucasus.  By looking at the different pathways and processes leading to insurgent participation, the speaker will use the case of the Republic of Dagestan to identify the crucial micro-dynamics of violence in the region.  

15 October 2012

The European Union and International Organizations in Crisis

Lindner Family Commons
1957 E Street NW
Room 602

UNA-NCA and The George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs, invites you to join:
The European Union and International Organizations in a Time of Crisis
Part of the Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (IERES) Eurasian Leadership Series

Francois Rivasseau 

Minister Plenipotentiary, Deputy Head of Delegation of the European Union to the US, Member of the Advisory Board on Disarmament of the UN Secretary General, Former French Ambassador to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva 

Mr. Rivasseau will discuss the relationship between the European Union and other international organizations such as the UN, NATO, the World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund during this time of crisis.  He will also assess the place of the EU in this new global order.

14 October 2012

UNA-NCA Middle School Model UN Conference

9:30-4:30 pm

Attend the first annual GCDC Middle School Model UN Conference. The conference will take place on Saturday, October 13th at The School for Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University in Dupont Circle from 9:30-4:30.

Aiming to engage students in topics both relevant and meaningful to their age group, the Middle School UNICEF Conference will offer committees on the topics of Child Soldiers, Child Marriage, and Access to Education.

The Keynote Speaker will be Carol Bellamy, former UNICEF Director, now Chair of the Global Education Partnership housed within The World Bank. She will be sharing her knowledge about the role of UNICEF and the situation of children around the world.

There is a small fee of $25 per student, which includes the all-day event and lunch. *We are pleased to offer a special discounted fee of $15 per student for DCPS students. We truly hope you and your students will join us for a day of discussion and diplomacy!

11 October 2012

International Day of the Girl

The United Nations has designated October 11 as the International Day of the Girl. The Day of the Girl is about highlighting, discussing, celebrating, and advancing girls' lives and opportunities across the world. This day prioritizes girls' rights on the global agenda since they are among the most discriminated and marginalized groups worldwide due to their age and gender.

09 October 2012

Measuring the Development Impact of Migration in Central America

Bread for the World Institute 
425 3rd Street SW
Suite 1200

The Society for International Development-Washington (SIDW) Latin American/Caribbean and Monitoring & Evaluation Workgroups, co-operation with UNA-NCA, are pleased to facilitate a discussion for development practitioners and policy makers on integrating migration concerns, including monitoring and evaluation of migration, into economic development projects.  

Please feel free to bring your lunch to enjoy at this event.

  • Andrew Wainer, Senior Immigration Policy Analyst, Bread for the World Institute 
  • Enrique Rivas: Director, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, Chemonics International
  • Seth Jesse: Representative, El Salvador, Inter-American Foundation
  • Sonia Plaza: Senior Economist, Migration and Remittances Unit, The World Bank
Latin America/Caribbean Workgroup Co-Chairs:
  • Joseph Lombardo: Independent Consultant
  • Elizabeth McGregor-Skinner: Senior Associate & Project Director, Abt Associates
Monitoring & Evaluation Workgroup Co-Chairs:
  • Rose Mary Garcia: Senior Economic Development Consultant, Independent Consultant
  • Geetha Nagarajan: Development and Training Services, Inc. (dTS)

04 October 2012

UN Month Kickoff Happy Hour

Cafe Citron 
1343 Connecticut Avenue NW

Join us in kicking off the UN Month celebration with a happy hour!  Cafe Citron will be hosting and even mixing up signature cocktails like the Peacekeeper, the Humanitarian, and the Secretary-General to commemorate the 67th anniversary of the United Nations.  For every drink you order, Cafe Citron has promised to donate $1 to UNA-NCA, so bring your friends!  Georgetown Cupcake will also be featuring their special UN-themed cupcakes for the event.  So come have a drink, grab a cupcake, and celebrate the start to an exciting month full of events!  Also be sure to check out our raffle table, with plenty of exciting gifts from local vendors.

03 October 2012

Roundtable Discussion: Human Trafficking in America

The Washington Times
3600 New York Avenue NW

UNA-NCA, in conjunction with the Universal Peace Federation and several other DC-area organizations, will be hosting a roundtable discussion event entitled "The Face of Human Trafficking in America".  The purpose of this roundtable is to provide a forum for discussing human trafficking, which is a form of modern-day slavery.  This forum will address the domestic issues of human trafficking and how the US is affecting it around the world.


  • Yvonne Williams: Executive Director, Trafficking in America Task Force
  • Cynthia Turner: Executive Director, Seraphim Global
  • Julie Southwell: Field Organizer, Mid-Atlantic Region, Amnesty International USA

02 October 2012

SIDW Career Fair

The George Washington University, Marvin Center
800 21st Street NW
11:30-6:30 pm

The Society for International Development, DC Chapter (SIDW) will be hosting a career fair on Tuesday October 2, with special discounted rates for UNA-NCA members!

Highlights include:
  • a keynote speech discussing career opportunities and major trends in the field of international development
  • break out panels for entry-level and mid-level professionals
  • a special sector-specific, intimate round table workshop session offering insights into identifying opportunities in international development
  • an Exhibitors Fair where attendees may meet and network with potential employers
  • a Networking Reception and informal discussion with senior recruiters

For more details, visit SIDW's career fair website.

To receive the special UNA-NCA member discount code, please call us at 202-223-6092. Then apply the code when registering on SIDW's website.

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