The Worldview Institute | Fall 2007 Semester

 

 

 


Seminar 1: September 12, 2007

The United Nations and Current Global Issues

  • History, Structure and Organization of the U.N.
  • Social/Political/Cultural/Economic Institutions of the Member States
  • The Role of NGOs and U.N. Polities
  • Millennium Development Goals

Faculty: Ambassador Ahmad Kamal, Senior Fellow
United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)

Location: Hungarian Mission to the UN, 227 East 52nd Street, New York City


Seminar 2: September 20, 2007

Understanding Political Realities in the World

  • The United States and the United Nations
  • Security Council Issues
  • The Role/s of the General Assembly

Faculty: Ambassador Richard Gardner, Professor of Law and International Organization, Columbia University, Senior Counsel, Morgan Lewis

Location: Hungarian Mission to the UN, 227 East 52nd Street, New York City


Seminar 3: October 3, 2007

The United Nations' Impact on the Regions of the World

Location: Hungarian Mission to the UN, 227 East 52nd Street, New York City


Seminar 4: October 23, 2007

Protecting Intellectual Property Rights Worldwide

  • The development of international intellectual property laws and standards
  • The two types of intellectual property (Industrial property and copyright)
  • The role of intellectual property in ensuring commerce and economic growth

Faculty: Dr. Peter Rajsingh, Partner, Aquila Associates, LLC, Adjunct Professor Stern School of Business and Reims Business School

Location: Romanian Cultural Institute in New York, 200 E. 38th Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)


Seminar 5: October 31, 2007

International Corporate Responsibility Part I

  • The Global Compact
  • Human Rights and Gender Equality
  • Labor Marks and Migration Issues

Faculty: Ursula Wynhoven, Special Assistant to the Executive Director, United Nations Global Compact

Location: Hungarian Mission to the UN, 227 East 52nd Street, New York City


Seminar 6: November 7, 2007

Conducting Business in the World (Breakout)

Location: Hungarian Mission to the UN, 227 East 52nd Street, New York City


Seminar 7: November 14, 2007

International Venture Capital Issues in Developing Economies

  • The mechanics and mobility of international venture capital
  • The benefits of venture capital, compared to international aid
  • Negative and positive influences on international capital on local markets
  • Regulating international capital in developing economies

Faculty: Dr. Patrick Byrne - CEO, Worldstock.com

Location: Hungarian Mission to the UN, 227 East 52nd Street, New York City


Seminar 8: November 27, 2007

International Corporate Responsibility Part II

  • The United Nations Fund for International Partnerships
  • World Economic Forum at Davos
  • World Trade Organization and Trade Relationships

Faculty: Amir Dossal - Executive Director, UN Office for Partnerships

Location: Hungarian Mission to the UN, 227 East 52nd Street, New York City


Seminar 9: December 13, 2007

Global Energy and Environmental Issues

  • Oil/Natural Gas
  • Electricity, Water, Housing
  • Agricultural
  • International Atomic Energy Agency

Faculty: Karoly Kovacs, Chief of Section, Energy Statistics, United Nations

Location: Romanian Cultural Institute in New York, 200 E. 38th Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)


Seminar 10: December 19, 2007

The Art and Science of International Communication (Breakout/Role Play)

  • Negotiation Tactics
  • High Context vs. Low Context Cultures
  • Cultural Awareness in Decision-Making and Policy Implementation

Faculty: Dr. Thomas Zweifel, Columbia University, School of International Affairs (SIPA)

Location: Romanian Cultural Institute in New York, 200 E. 38th Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)