The Worldview Institute | Spring 2019 Semester

 

 

 

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

For inquiries, please email UNA-NY executive director Ann Nicol at
info@unanyc.org.


WORLDVIEW SPRING 2019 | SEMESTER FEES

New Participants
$595 — Spring 2019 Semester w/Graduation Dinner
$520 — Spring 2019 Semester w/out Dinner

Previous Worldview Institute Alumni
$545 — Spring 2019 Semester w/Graduation Dinner
$470 — Spring 2019 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 2019 semester, find out about becoming a member here.


THE WORLDVIEW INSTITUTE | SPRING 2019


SEMINAR 1 : February 13, 2019

The UN in the 21st Century

This seminar will examine the UN system, its structure, operation and history. It explains the historical roots of the UN system, its legal and organizational structures. Attention will be given to peace and security, human rights and economic and social development. Recommended reading: Linda Fasulo's The Insider’s Guide to the UN, and Brian Urquhart’s autobiography, A Life in Peace and War.

Faculty: Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson, United Nations

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 20, 2019

Documenting War and Conflict in a Human Rights Lens: from Bosnia to Syria

A war reporter shares nearly three decades experience in the field, looking at conflicts from Bosnia to Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria through a human rights lens. Her most recent book, The Morning They Came For Us: Dispatches from Syria has been translated into 26 languages and called "searing and necessary" by the New York Times. Her recent article in Harpers magazine, The Vanishing, looks at the plight of Christians in an age of intolerance.

Faculty: Janine di Giovanni, Senior Fellow, Jackson Institute of Global Affairs, Yale University

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 27, 2019

Climate Now: The Strategic Direction

UN Secretary-General António Guterres recently announced the appointment of Luis Alfonso de Alba of Mexico as his Special Envoy for the 2019 Climate Summit, to provide leadership, guidance and strategic direction. The Summit will be held with the objective of building momentum, and enhancing national ambition, as set out in the 2015 Paris Agreement. In advance of the Summit, Mr. de Alba will engage key strategic climate change leaders, including governments, and coalitions, to galvanize climate action.

Faculty: H.E. Luis Alfonso de Alba, UN Special Envoy, 2019 Climate Summit

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 4 : March 6, 2019

The Future of Multilateralism: A British Perspective

What will the UK’s global role be after Brexit? How will the UK’s relationship with other countries and multilateral institutions change? Ambassador Karen Pierce, the UK’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, will discuss the answers to these questions with a particular focus on the UK’s role at the United Nations and the continued commitment to the rules based international system.

Faculty: Ambassador Karen Pierce, Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the United Nations

Phillips Nizer LLP
485 Lexington Avenue (bet. 46th and 47th Streets
14th Floor
New York, NY 10017

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


SEMINAR 5 : March 13, 2019

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 20, 2019

Perspectives on Immigration:
Distinguishing Myth from Reality

Faculty: Fay Parris, international law consultant and immigration law practitioner

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 7 : March 27, 2019

The African Example of Peace Partnership
in a Globalized World

Africa is on the move and on the rise. While parts of Africa offer examples for peacemaking prospects and economic prosperity, other areas of the continent face instability and violent conflict. In this increasingly interconnected and interdependent world, Africa’s opportunities and challenges go beyond national borders and regional boundaries. Partnerships are therefore essential for building bridges towards prevention and resolution of conflicts, and a sustainable peace. The UN plays a dual role in this regard — as a partner responding politically and operationally alongside others, as well as facilitating others to play their role. But it also demands participation from other sectors: international and regional organizations, private sector, civil society and academia.

Faculty: Bintou Keita, Deputy Secretary-General of the UN

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 3, 2019

EU's Populist Revolution

Program description to come

Faculty: Jan-Werner Müller, Professor of Politics, Princeton University

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 9 : April 10, 2019

Operation InfeKtion:
Russian Disinformation from Cold War to Kanye

Russia’s meddling in the United States’ elections is not a hoax. It’s the culmination of Moscow’s decades-long campaign to tear the West apart. “Operation InfeKtion” reveals the ways in which one of the Soviets’ central tactics — the promulgation of lies about America — continues today, from Pizzagate to George Soros conspiracies. Meet the KGB spies who conceived this virus and the American truth squads who tried — and are still trying — to fight it. Countries from Pakistan to Brazil are now debating reality, and in Vladimir Putin’s greatest triumph, Americans are using Russia’s playbook against one another without the faintest clue. Operation InfeKtion is a NY Times Opinion film that blends animation, original reporting and interviews to tell a story that will make you a laugh, and leave you a bit terrified, too.

Faculty: Adam B. Ellick, Director and Executive Producer, Opinion Video, The New York Times

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 10 : April 17, 2019

A Comprehensive Solution for Migrants and Refugees

Last July, after more than a year of discussions, UN Member States have agreed, for the first time, on an all-encompassing Global Compact to better manage international migration, address its challenges, strengthen migrant rights and contribute to sustainable development. 

Secretary-General Guterres called it a "significant achievement” and that it reflected a shared understanding by governments that cross-border migration, as an international phenomenon, requires effective management at a global level with full international cooperation to enhance its positive impact for all. The comprehensive framework comprises a range of objectives, actions and avenues for implementation, follow-up and review, all aimed at facilitating safe, orderly and regular migration, while reducing the incidence and impact of irregular migration. It fully respects the sovereignty of states.

Faculty: Ambassador Jürg Lauber, Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the United Nations

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


April 18, 2019

Worldview Spring 2019 Graduation Dinner


Keynote Speaker: Josiane Ambiehl, Chief, Decolonization Unit, Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs, United Nations

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

7:00 - 7:30 p.m. Reception
7:30 - 9:30 p.m. Dinner


For inquiries, please email UNA-NY executive director Ann Nicol at
info@unanyc.org.