The Worldview Institute | Spring 2018 Semester

 

 

 

Please see our main Worldview Institute page for general information on the programs and complete details about enrollment and registration.

For more information, please contact Ann Nicol at (212) 907-1353 or email anicol@unanyc.org.

Registration for the 2018 Spring semester is now CLOSED


WORLDVIEW SPRING 2018 | SEMESTER FEES

New Participants
$595 — Spring 2018 Semester w/Graduation Dinner
$520 — Spring 2018 Semester w/out Dinner

Previous Worldview Institute Alumni
$545 — Spring 2018 Semester w/Graduation Dinner
$470 — Spring 2018 Semester w/out Dinner

The full Worldview semester package includes:

  • Wine reception and dinner with each seminar
  • Tour of the United Nations building followed by dinner at a nearby restaurant
  • Special three-course graduation dinner — with wine and cocktail hour, including the Keynote Speaker presentation — at the prestigious National Arts Club

NOTE: These seminars are not open to the general public, and are offered to UNA Members only, whose registration is required before attendance. Walk-ins are not allowed. Programs are subject to change without notice.

If you are not currently a UNA member and wish to attend the Worldview Institute Spring 2018 semester, find out about becoming a member here.


THE WORLDVIEW INSTITUTE | SPRING 2018


SEMINAR 1 : February 14, 2018

Palestine: What's Next?

Faculty: Ambassador Riyad H. Mansour, Permanent Observer Mission of the State of Palestine to the UN

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Conference Room 44A
One Bryant Park, New York, NY

6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Dinner
7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Seminar


SEMINAR 2 : February 21, 2018

The Korean Peninsula: A Winter Thaw?

What does North Korea want? That is, in many ways, one of the most important questions in the world. It is the question upon which the peace and security of Northeast Asia may hang. In this seminar, Dr. Terry will analyze competing theories of North Korean behavior against the backdrop of what we know about the North's strategic goals and its long-term pursuit of nuclear weapons.

Faculty: Dr. Sue Terry, Senior Fellow, Office of the Korea Chair,
Center for Strategic and International Studies

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Conference Room 44A
One Bryant Park, New York, NY

6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Dinner
7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Seminar


SEMINAR 3 : February 28, 2018

Britain After Brexit

The United Kingdom is leaving the European Union but not, as Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson makes clear, leaving Europe. Our discussion will focus on the UK's foreign policy, the challenges it faces, and its relationships with friends and allies, old and new. British Charge d'Affaires Jonathan Allen will focus on the UK's role at the United Nations, where the UK is a Permanent Member of the UN Security Council.

Faculty: Ambassador Jonathan Allen, Permanent Mission of the UK to the UN

UN Foundation
801 Second Avenue (at 43rd Street)
9th Floor
New York, NY

6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Dinner
7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Seminar


SEMINAR 4 : March 7, 2018

Repositioning the UN:
An Overview and Current Outlook

Faculty: Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the UN

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Conference Room 44A
One Bryant Park, New York, NY

6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Dinner
7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Seminar


SEMINAR 5 : March 14, 2018

A Private Tour of the United Nations

A private tour of the United Nations with fellow Worldview participants, with the opportunity to discuss your impressions at dinner following the tour.

Meet-up Location: United Nations Visitors Lobby

4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Tour
followed by Dinner (restuarant TBD)


SEMINAR 6 : March 21, 2018

The Unfinished Agenda: UNICEF, Children and AIDS

HIV continues to negatively impact the lives of children in low and middle income countries and more is needed to meet the 2020 global targets to end AIDS in children and adolescents. Despite a renewed global focus and interest in adolescents and young women, this population remains one of the most neglected in the HIV response. Treatment coverage is lowest in adolescents (around 36%) and prevention programmes are limited in their geographic reach, targeting and inadequate in their scope.

Faculty: Dr. Chewe Luo, Associate Director, UNICEF Programme Division, and Chief of the HIV/AIDS Section

UNICEF
3 United Nations Plaza
(at 44th St. between 1st and 2nd Avenues)
New York, NY

6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Dinner
7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Seminar


SEMINAR 7 : March 28, 2018

The Death of Net Neutrality and What it Means for You

Faculty: Mark Buell, Regional Bureau Director (North America), Internet Society

McCarter & English LLP
825 Eighth Avenue (Worldwide Plaza)
31st Floor
New York, NY 10019

6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Dinner
7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Seminar


SEMINAR 8 : April 4, 2018

Putin, Trump, and the Mismanagement of
Russian-American Relations

In recent years, Russia has charted an increasingly solitary course, both in its foreign policy and in its internal evolution. What are the direction and dimensions of this tendency? How sustainable is it? What are its implications for Western governments that have for a quarter of a century seen Russia as, in some fashion, a partner? What are likely future flash points, and how can they be successfully handled? This analytical agenda has been taking shape for some time, but current developments give it added importance and urgency.

Faculty: Stephen Sestanovich, George F. Kennan Senior Fellow for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

Ropes & Gray LLP
Floor 38
1211 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY

6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Dinner
7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Seminar


SEMINAR 9 : May 2, 2018

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Rapidly emerging technologies, such as AI, Internet of things, advanced robotics and additive manufacturing are spurring the development of new business models, creating new value chains and eroding existing competitive advantages such as cheap labor or availability of specific resources. Which countries are poised to cope well with these challenges and how can they prepare to meet them? What strategies can be employed to ensure inclusive growth? And how will lives of consumers, investors and employees change?

Faculty: Sean Monahan, Partner, A.T. Kearney

A. T. Kearney
7 Times Square, Suite 36
New York, NY

6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Dinner
7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Seminar


SEMINAR 10 : May 9, 2018

Is China Reshaping the World?

China’s rise as a global power is reshaping the world and global rules. The seminar contextualizes the rise of China in the light of international law, global governance, economic development and geopolitics, with particular attention to the U.S.-China relations. It will then focus on the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), Xi Jinping’s signature foreign policy. The BRI aims at increasing connectivity in Asia through massive investments in infrastructure, and while contributing to the United Nation Sustainable Development Goals, it could potentially redefine international economic law and international order. (Note: advance reading materials for this seminar can be found here and here.)

Faculty: Maria Adele Carrai, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Princeton-Harvard China and the World Program

Venue TBA

6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Dinner
7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Seminar


May 11, 2018

Worldview Spring 2018 Graduation Dinner


Keynote Speaker TBA

Location: The National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South, New York


For more information, please contact Ann Nicol at (212) 907-1353 or email anicol@unanyc.org.