The NYU Center for Global Affairs at New York University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies announces its September 2006 schedule of events and lectures, which includes International Careers in the Private Sector, led by Joyce Munn, principal, Global Nonprofit Network, as well as Peace Operation and International Security, part of the “Thursday Brown-bag Series,” Conflict, Security, and Development: Issues, Actors, and Approaches, which examines new research, creative policy approaches and recent analytical and practical innovations in responding to challenges of security and development in conflict and post-conflict contexts.
All events are free and open to the public, and unless otherwise noted, take place at the Center’s location at the Woolworth Building, 4th Floor, 15 Barclay Street [between Broadway and Church Street]. By subway, take the R or W to City Hall; the 4, 5 or 6 to City Hall/Brooklyn Bridge; the 2 or 3 to Park Place; or the A or C to Chambers Street. Reservations are required. For more information, the public may call the Center at 212-992-8380 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, September 18 at 6:15 p.m. - International Careers in the Private Sector Led by Joyce Munn, principal, Global Nonprofit Network. Part of the International Careers: Practical Advice and Real-Life Experiences series, which provides an opportunity to meet international insiders who can offer practical advice by sharing their real-life experiences. Speakers include: Andrea Bonime-Blanc, senior vice president and chief ethics and compliance officer, Bertelsmann Media Worldwide; Meg Browne, currency strategist, Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.; and Tania Vargas, advertising account executive, Bello & Co.
Wednesday, September 20 at 6:15 p.m. - Global Leaders: Conversations with Alon Ben-Meir, professor of international relations, journalist and author. Ben-Meir hosts leaders from around the world in conversations that probe critical global issues and the policies our guests are designing to address them. The Honorable Nabil Fahmy, Ambassador of Egypt to the United States, who has held his current position since October 1999, is a career diplomat who has played an active role in the numerous efforts to bring peace to the Middle East. He is also internationally recognized for his expertise in the field of disarmament and international security. Ambassador Fahmy’s expertise has led him to participate in numerous Egyptian delegations dealing with Middle East peace and disarmament and regional security issues.
Thursday, September 21 at 1 p.m. - Peace Corps Information Session Learn how the Peace Corps can fit into your career path. Peace Corps Volunteers provide technical assistance to non-profits/NGOs, local governments, communities, schools, health posts, and small businesses in over 70 countries around the world in the fields of business, health, education, agriculture, urban youth development, forestry, NGO development, social work, community development, and the environment. Positions are available for U.S. citizens with a wide variety of backgrounds.
Tuesday, September 26 at 6 p.m. - Film and Discussion: Politics and Art in Cinema: El Norte (USA, 1983) Directed by Gregory Nova. Color. 138 minutes. English and Spanish with English subtitles. Dan Georgakas, consulting editor of Cineaste, hosts El Norte, one of three evening of films that deal with the travails of immigrants and refugees trying to adjust their lives to the realities of a new homeland. In El Norte, a Guatemalan brother and sister escape persecution in their native land, travel through Mexico, and make a hazardous illegal entry into the United States. Their fate in the land of their dreams reflects the problems faced by the fourteen million illegal immigrants currently living in the United States. A discussion led by a moderator from Cineaste will follow.
Wednesday, September 27 at 6 p.m. - Graduate Information Session: M.S. in Global Affairs The Master of Science in Global Affairs provides an indispensable context for understanding critical issues in international politics, economics, dispute settlement, law, human rights, energy, environment, and related areas. Discover how the M.S. in Global Affairs can transform your future at this information session. Note location: Marriott Marquis - 1535 Broadway, 4th Fl.
Thursday, September 28 at 12:30 p.m. - Peace Operations and International Security
Part of the Thursday brown-bag series, Conflict, Security, and Development: Issues, Actors, and Approaches. Nicholas Sambanis, associate professor of political science, Yale University; co-author, Making War and Building Peace: United Nations Peace Operation; author, “It’s Official: There is Now a Civil War in Iraq,” New York Times, discusses United Nations peace building operations in post-conflict situations and the use of international organizations to prevent or resolve large-scale political violence. A Collaboration with the Office for International Programs at NYU Wagner (www.nyu.edu/wagner/international/).
Note location: NYU Wagner at the Puck Building, 295 Lafayette Street, Second Floor Conference Room (southeast corner of Lafayette and Houston). RSVP by visiting www.wagner.nyu.edu/events/conflictseries.php or by calling 212.992.8380.
Thursday, September 28 at 6:15 p.m. - International Careers with NGOs and International Organizations Led by Joyce Munn, principal, Global Nonprofit Network. Part of the International Careers: Practical Advice and Real-Life Experiences series, which provides an opportunity to meet international insiders who can offer practical advice by sharing their real-life experiences. Speakers include: David Buxbaum, director of finance and administration, International Peace Academy; Ricardo Castro, general counsel, Open Society Institute; Lucille B. Pilling, senior international technical advisor.
The new NYU Center for Global Affairs, within the University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies [www.scps.nyu.edu], is located in the School’s state-of-the-art facility in the Woolworth Building - one of downtown New York’s architectural treasures. The Center presents provocative and timely public events regarding the latest topics in world affairs (formerly held at the NYU Vernon Center for International Affairs), and houses a new graduate program in global studies and myriad non-degree courses in international affairs.