The NYU School of Professional Studies (NYUSPS) Center for Global Affairs (CGA) will host a special event on the future of disarmament featuring His Excellency Mr. Ban Ki-moon, secretary-general of the United Nations, on Tuesday, November 22, 2016. 

Please be advised:  There will be a 10-15 minute intermission between the Secretary-General's speech and the panel discussion.  We will continue to broadcast live, without sound, during the changeover.  Thanks kindly.

In his final weeks as UN secretary-general, Ban will deliver a keynote address on “The Future of Multilateral Disarmament” from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., followed by a Q&A session moderated by Edith Lederer, chief UN correspondent for the Associated Press.

A high-level panel discussion on “The Next Steps for Multilateral Disarmament” will follow from 4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Waheguru Pal Singh Sidhu, a visiting scholar at the NYUSPS Center for Global Affairs, will moderate the panel, which includes Kim Won-soo, under secretary-general and high representative for Disarmament Affairs, United Nations; His Excellency Mr. Carlos Sergio Sobral Duarte, ambassador and deputy permanent representative of Brazil to the UN; and Ray Acheson, director, Reaching Critical Will, the disarmament program of the Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom.

The event will take place on Tuesday, November 22, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m., at Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington Square South.

If you are a member of the press who wishes to cover it, please contact Cheryl Feliciano at cheryl.feliciano@nyu.edu or Alka Gupta at aag13@nyu.edu. Video coverage requests must be submitted by November 21.