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02 November 2019
Fall 2019 Young Professionals' Career Dinners

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On Saturday, November 2nd, 2019, UNA-NCA invites students and young professionals to participate in its semi-annual Young Professionals' Career Dinner series.


This signature event is an opportunity for young people to discuss global career paths and network with experienced professionals in their fields of interest. The Fall 2019 Career Dinner Series will kick off with a networking reception where participants and speakers will have the chance to meet and swap business cards.
The reception will feature keynote remarks by Loyce Pace, President and Executive Director of the Global Health Council.

A Special Thank You to Our Sponsors!


Saturday, November 2, 2019
5:00 pm Networking Reception
7:00 pm Dinner 

United Nations Foundation
1750 Pennsylvania Ave NW
12th Floor
Washington, DC 20006

Students and Members: $45
Non-Members: $55
Non-Members plus one year of Membership: $65


Professional speakers in each of the topics will offer career advice and guidance, and share personal stories of experience in their particular fields. Attendees are encouraged to ask specific or general questions about the field and engage in conversation in a uniquely intimate and comfortable setting.

Register Here!
Please be advised that you are only allowed to register for one dinner.

Each dinner has its own length of program. 

Careers in the United Nations

Sarah Jackson-Han, Senior Policy, Strategy, and Communications Advisor, UNDP
Laura Fuller, Head of Communications, UN Environment Programme

Dinner will be held at the UN Foundation.

International Law

Angelita Baeyens, Programs Director of Advocacy & Litigation, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights

Dinner will be held at the UN Foundation.

Human Rights & Journalism 

Heather Hill
, Director of Communications and Marketing, World Hope International; UNA-NCA Board Member
Jenn Topper, Communications Director, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

Dinner will be held offsite.

Climate & Gender

Jamie Wen-Besson,
Communications Officer, Advancing Gender in the Environment, International Union for Conservation of Nature
Cara Honzak, Senior Technical Advisor for Population, Health & Environment, Pathfinder International

Dinner will be held offsite.

International Education 

Tonija Hope Navas, Director, Ralph Bunche International Affairs Center at Howard University
Kristen Shannon, Program Officer, Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, IREX

Dinner will be held at the UN Foundation.

Global Health


Carol Labor
, Principal Consultant, Women's Wellness Group
Chisina Kapungu, Director of Learning and Organizational Strengthening, WomenStrong International

Dinner will be held at the UN Foundation.