The Worldview Institute:
An Executive Training Program of UNA-NY




The Worldview Institute provides a forum in which New York professionals in different fields can engage and discuss global issues with experts in foreign policy and international affairs. The program consists of ten seminar modules geared to develop and enhance the scope of the work and activities of business executives at U.S. based multi-national corporations, as well as professionals within the NGO, UN, media, law, government, diplomatic and academic communities. Applicants should have a bachelor's degree and a minimum of three years of professional experience or relevant graduate work.

Seminar topics are designed to stimulate informal but academic discussions with practitioners in the international arena and to illuminate and explore business, political, economic and social trends in different regions of the world.

During this Worldview Spring 2018 semester, some of the presentations and the discussions included are: issues of theory vs. knowledge regarding North Korean political strategy, the current situation in Palestine, the challenges of the United Kingdom's foreign policy in the wake of Brexit; the current agenda facing UNICEF in the ongoing crisis involving children with AIDS, and a special session on one of today's hottest topics: net neutrality. Click here to see the full program this semester.

In general, these are often practical seminars on multi-cultural considerations necessary for success in doing business in various regions of the world. Where appropriate, the program also addresses the role of the United Nations within these contexts. Our discussions are led by distinguished lecturers including UN ambassadors, noted academics and leaders in global business.

Dinners are capped at a maximum of 25 participants to facilitate intimate discussions. We offer a private tour of the United Nations as part of the program. We will issue a certificate of completion to participants who have attended 7 or more sessions.

View The Worldview Institute Spring 2018 semester HERE


For RETURNING ALUMNI: A currently active UNA membership is valid for enrollment, as Worldview Institute programs are for UNA members only.

For NEW PARTICIPANTS: You must become a member of UNA-USA in order to enroll as a Worldview Institute participant. Please visit the membership page here.

First-time applicants to participate in a Worldview semester need to complete the following three steps to fulfill the registration process (returning alumni can skip the first step):

1. Submit your personal bio and letter of interest.
2. Register to reserve your place, using the form on the Registration Page.
3. Submit payment (using secure PayPal) also on the Registration Page, by selecting the appropriate price category.

Your enrollment is not complete until you fulfill all three requirements. More detailed information follows.


The Worldview Institute is a corporate executive training program of the United Nations Association of New York. We are seeking the best and brightest professionals in their fields. Applicants are required to have a bachelor's degree and a minimum three years professional experience or relevant graduate work.


Those interested in applying for the program are asked to fill out an application and submit the following:

• Bio or summarized resume
• Brief letter of interest describing how you will benefit from the program
NOTE: Registration has been extended until February 9

Submissions: All submissions should be sent by email to Ann Nicol: They can be sent as email text, or attached in PDF or Word doc formats.


The Worldview Spring 2018 semester fee is $595 for new participants and $545 for returning alumni — which includes dinners with wine at each seminar, as well as a three-course graduation dinner with drinks at the prestigious National Arts Club, with accompanying cocktail reception and an address by an invited keynote speaker. The seminar dinners are usually catered by the different national missions to the United Nations and provide informal opportunities to chat with the presenters. Rounding out the package is a special tour of the UN followed by dinner at a nearby restaurant.

For details on previous Worldview programs, topics, and speakers, click here. For inquiries and more information, contact Ann Nicol at (212) 907-1353 or

View the Worldview Institute Spring 2018 semester

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