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09 May 2017

UNCLOS—Important to U.S. Industry and National Security?

Does Washington's failure to ratify the Law of the Sea Treaty harm U.S. economic and national security interests? Recent events highlight what is at stake: rights to lay claims to oil and gas reserves in the Arctic and mineral interests in the deep seabed, rights to lay and maintain submarine cables for military and economic purposes, and rights of the U.S. Navy and our allies to maintain navigational freedom in waters around the globe. The United States has a key strategic interest in supporting the settled rules of the Law of the Sea Convention, but our failure to ratify the Treaty does undermine our ability to persuade other countries to abide by these norms. Join us for a discussion of the potential economic and security hazards of this failure.

Moderator:
John Norton Moore, Walter L. Brown Professor of Law at the University of Virginia School of Law, Former U.S. Ambassador for the Law of the Sea Negotiations

Speakers:
Ruth WedgwoodBurling Professor of International Law and Diplomacy, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies; former Charles Stockton Professor at U.S. Naval War College; former member Pentagon Defense Policy Board; member, State Department Advisory Committee on Public International Law
Douglas Burnett, Maritime Partner, Squire Patton Boggs; Co-Editor and Co-Author of Submarine Cables the  Handbook on Law and Policy (2014) and Co-Author International Submarine Cables and Biodiversity in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (2017)
Myron NordquistAssociate Director and Editor of the Center for Oceans Law and Policy, and Senior Fellow for the Center for National Security Law at the University of Virginia School of Law

When: Tuesday, May 9th; 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Where:
ASIL, Tillar House, 2223 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008

Register Online Here!



02 May 2017

UNA-NCA’s Global Classrooms DC (GCDC) 14th Annual Spring Model UN Conference at the U.S. Department of State

Global Classrooms® DC (GCDC) is the flagship education program of the United Nations Association of the National Capital Area (UNA-NCA), and works with a diverse group of students grades 6-12, including some of DC's most underserved communities, to strengthen key skills including public speaking, negotiation, and writing while expanding their understanding of global issues.

GCDC's Annual Spring Model UN Conference brings together over 500 middle and high school students to discuss pressing international issues in the unique location of the U.S. Department of State. Past keynote speakers include U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Special Adviser for Global Youth Issues Andy Rabens. Topics for the Spring 2017 conference include rising sea levels, human rights of refugees, and the situation in Somalia.

When: Tuesday, May 2, 2017 9:25am-4:00pm
(Staggered arrival and registration assigned to groups by GCDC: 7:30am-9:00am)
Where: U.S. Department of State, Washington D.C.

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Public Registration: January 5 – March 30, 2017 (Opens 11am EST)
Late Registration: March 31 – April 6, 2017 (Closes 5pm EST, additional late fee of $40)
** All individuals attending the May 2, 2017 Model UN Conference are required to submit pre-clearance security information to enter the building.**

Registration Fees
    • Delegate Fees: $70 private or out of region/$45 public and public charter in MD and VA/$10 public and public charter in DC
    • Adult/Chaperone Fee: $15/person
GCDC conference registration is on a first-come first-served basis, please register early to help ensure your group can attend. Changes in registration need to be communicated with the GCDC office as soon as possible; due to building capacity we cannot guarantee that changes in registration can be accommodated.

For more information on the GCDC Spring 2017 Model UN Conference or other GCDC programming, please visit us online.

Please feel free to contact the Director of Global Education, Megan Penn, at 202.223.6092 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for any questions or concerns.



26 April 2017

UNA-NCA and Georgetown's Brown Bag Discussion on SDG 5: Gender Equality

We cordially invite you to join us for UNA-NCA and Georgetown's Brown Bag Discussion on SDG 5: Gender Equality. This event will be a unique opportunity to discuss and get new insights on gender issues. You are welcome to bring your food, your curiosity, your thoughts, and any great stories you want to share about the goal.

When: Wednesday, April 26th, 7 pm- 8 pm
Where: Georgetown University White Gravenor Hall, Room 201B, 37th and O St NW, Washington, DC 20057

Speakers:

Karen Mulhauser

Past UNA-USA Chair, Past UNA-NCA President
Karen Mulhauser's Bio
Karen


Kim Weichel
UNA-NCA Advisory Council Chair
Kim Weichel's Bio
Kim
*Additional speakers to be announced.

RSVP to the event here.



25 April 2017

The Leadership & Advocacy for Women in Africa Fellows present their research!


Please join UNA-NCA in celebrating the research completion by the Leadership and Advocacy for Women in Africa (LAWA) Fellows from Georgetown Law. The women and their presentations are as follows:
 
Mirabelle Chi-Okezie-Harm Perpetrated with Good Intentions: Community Participation and Sexuality Education as Strategies to End Breast Ironing in Cameroon

Helen Eyabi-Saving her Childhood: Preventing Early Marriage by Providing Meaningful Access to Education in Cameroon

Sheila Kinaheirwe-“I paid for her, I own her!”: How Eliminating the Bride Price Requirement Paves the way for a Law Banning Marital Rape in Uganda
 
Teresa Omondi-Adeitan-Legally loving, illegally living!: Unlocking Immigration Barriers that Prevent Kenyan Women from Obtaining Legal Status for their Foreign Husbands

Sherina Tibenkana-Help Women Farmers Get to Equal: Investing in Policies which Promote Women as Drivers of Agricultural Growth in Uganda

Berkenesh Woldeselassie-Worker or Wife, Manager or Mommy: Legal Remedies To Curb Indirect Discrimination of Female Job Applicants in Ethiopia


When:
Tuesday, April 25th, 5:45 pm-8 pm

Where: Georgetown University Law Center 600 New Jersey Ave, NW, McDonough Room 140

Networking reception hosted by the United Nations Association of the National Capital Area begins promptly at 5:45pm!


RSVP HERE



19 April 2017

UNA-NCA and GW's Brown Bag Discussion on SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

We cordially invite you to join us for UNA-NCA and GW's Brown Bag Discussion on SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities. This event will be a unique opportunity to discuss and get new insights on sustainable cities and urban issues. You are welcome to bring your food, your curiosity, your thoughts, and any great stories you want to share about the goal.

Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Time: 5:30-6:30 PM
Location: The George Washington University Monroe Hall, Room 250, 2115 G St, NW, Washington DC, 20052

Speakers

Alison Howland, Research Assistant, Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance (BNIA)
Pari Kasotia, Deputy Director, The Solar Foundation (TSF)
Patrick Realiza, Chair, Sustainable Development Committee, UNA-NCA
Ting Ma, Research Assistant, National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education

To register for the event, please click here.



11 April 2017

SDG #6: Water and the Impact on Biodiversity


April is International Water Month and UNA-NCA's Sustainable Development Committee is looking at water in DC, the US, and around the world. This program seeks to bring awareness to clean water issues and its impact on humans and the environment, including the work that goes into providing clean water through operations of water and wastewater facilities. The panelists will also seek to address the local Washington, DC landscape and also provide relevant examples throughout the United States.

When: Tuesday, April 11; 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Where: George Washington University, District House, 2121 H Street NW, Room B117, Washington, DC 20052 

Moderators:

  • Pari Kasotia, Member, UNA-NCA Sustainable Development Committee
Panelists:
  • Dr. Tara Scully, Assistant Professor of Biology, George Washington University, @GWBiology
  • Laura Cattell Noll, Assistant Program Manager, Trash Initiative



08 April 2017

Save the Date: Young Professionals' Spring Career Dinners

Save the Date for the evening of Saturday, April 8th for the Spring 2017 installment of the Young Professionals' Career Dinners! This semi-annual event brings together young professionals with experts in their chosen fields to discuss career paths, share personal stories, and network. The evening begins with a networking reception at the United Nations Foundation, followed by separate topical dinners at UNF and at private homes in the DC Metro Area. Each dinner features distinguished speakers who will answer attendees' questions and offer advice based on experience in the industry.

When: Saturday, April 8th, 2017
Where: United Nations Foundation, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave NW, 12th floor, Washington, DC 20006



08 April 2017

Spring 2017 Young Professionals' Career Dinner Series

UNA-NCA invites you to the spring 2017 installment of its signature Young Professionals' Career Dinner Series!

This semi-annual event brings together young professionals with experts in their chosen fields to discuss career paths, share personal stories, and network. The evening begins with a networking reception at the United Nations Foundation, followed by separate topical dinners at UNF and at private homes in the DC Metro Area. Each dinner features distinguished speakers who will answer attendees' questions and offer advice based on experience in the industry. 

When: 
Saturday, April 8
5:00 pm Networking Reception
7:00 pm Dinner 

Where: 
United Nations Foundation
1750 Pennsylvania Ave NW, 12th floor
Washington, DC 20006 

Cost: 
$45 for members
$55 for non-members 
$65 for non-members with UNA-NCA membership ($25-$50 value)
*Students under the age of 25 are eligible for free membership! Join here!

Keynote
Robert Skinner, Director, United Nations Information Center

Topical Dinners
To register, click on the dinner topic you are interested in.





Careers in Global Health - Only 1 Seat Left!
Speakers:

  • Loyce Pace, President & Executive Director, Global Health Council
  • Olumide Elegbe, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Management Sciences for Health, UNA-NCA Board Member
  • Sangeeta Rana, Foreign Affairs Officer/AAAS Fellow, U.S. Department of State
Register



Careers in International Law, Peace and Security 
- Only 4 Seats Left!
Speakers:

  • Renee Dopplick, Editor for Inside Justice
  • Leila Hanafi, International Attorney, UN Office for Project Services (UNOPS), World Bank Group
  • Marcy Karin, Associate Professor of Law & Jack and Lovell Olender Director of the Legislation Clinic, University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law
  • Karen Mulhauser, Past UNA-USA Chair, Past UNA-NCA President
Register



Careers in Human Rights

Speakers:
 

  • Ryan Kaminski, Senior Program Manager, Human Rights and Special Initiatives for UNA-USA/UN Foundation
  • Chelsea Brint, Foreign Affairs Officer, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, U.S. Department of State
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Careers in Sustainable Development
- SOLD OUT!
Speakers:

  • Christina Bruff, Senior Economic Action Officer, Bureau of International Organization Affairs, U.S. Department of State
  • Jodi-Kaye Wade, Small Business Specialist, Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), USAID; UNA-NCA Board Member
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Refugees and Humanitarian Response - Only 4 Seats Left!
Speakers:

  • Dawn Calabia, Honorary Senior Advisor to Refugees International, UNA-NCA Board Member
  • Faith Akovi Cooper, Regional Advisor/Program Director, West Africa Disaster Preparedness Initiative (WADPI), Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC), Department of Defense -United States Africa Command (USAFRICOM) Disaster Preparedness Program (DPP)
  • Michael R. Marsh, Regional Director, Foundation & Institutional Advisor for The Northern Trust Company, UNA-NCA Board Member
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Careers in the UN - SOLD OUT!
Speakers: 

  • Fernando Flores, Program Officer, Regional Office for the United States and the Caribbean, UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR)
  • Felipe Munevar, Head of Office, UN Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
  • Fatou Ndoye, Acting Regional Director, North America Office, UN Environment Program (UNEP)
  • Robert Skinner, Director, UN Information Center (UNIC)
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Gender and Advocacy
- Only 3 Seats Left!
Speakers: 


  • Lyric Thompson, Director of Policy and Advocacy, International Center for Research on Women, UNA-NCA Board Member
  • Susan Markham, Partner, Smash Strategies 
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Careers in Communications and Advocacy - Only 4 Seats Left!
Speakers:

  • Lorine Ghabranious, USAID Learning Fellow
  • Melissa Kaplan, Advocacy Officer, Action Against Hunger (ACF-USA), UNA-NCA Board Member



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