The Worldview Institute | Winter 2012 Semester

 

 

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



WINTER 2012 SEMESTER FEES

New Participants
$515 — Winter 2012 Semester w/Graduation Dinner
$450 — Winter 2012 Semester w/out Dinner

Previous Worldview Institute Alumni
$465 — Winter 2012 Semester w/Graduation Dinner
$400 — Winter 2012 Semester w/out Dinner

NOTE: These seminars are not open to the general public, and registration is required before attendance. Walk-ins not allowed.


Seminar 1: January 11, 2012

An Insider's Guide to the United Nations

This seminar will offer an overview of the United Nations' multifaceted presence and impact around the globe shedding light on the history, key players and current role on the world stage. The program will help demystify how the UN works and examines its accomplishments and challenges in dealing with international conflicts, promoting human rights and development and providing humanitarian aid.

Faculty: Linda Fasulo, author of An Insider's Guide to the UN and longtime independent reporter for NPR

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: January 19, 2012

Foreign Policy and BRIC Contingency

Faculty: Thomas J. Trebat, Executive Director of the Institute of Latin American Studies, Columbia University

Hungarian Mission to the United Nations
227 East 52nd Street (between Second and Third Avenues)
New York, NY

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


Seminar 3: January 25, 2012

A Visit to 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 (at restaurant near the UN)

See photos from the tour


Seminar 4: February 1, 2012

A Fractured Friendship: US-Pakistan Relations and the End-Game in Afghanistan

We will analyze the historical and current relationship between the United States and Pakistan and put it in a regional context, with a view to coming up with ideas for repairing it. There will be a focus on Pakistan's internal policy and politics and how that affects the relationship with a class of narratives on both sides.

Faculty: Shuja Nawaz, Director of the South Asia Center of the Atlantic Council of the United States

McCarter & English LLP
245 Park Avenue (between 46th and 47th Streets)
27th Floor
New York, NY

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


Seminar 5: February 8, 2012

The European Union

Faculty: Ambassador Thomas Mayr-Harting, European Union Head of Delegation to the United Nations

Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations
222 East 41st Street
20th Floor
New York, NY


Seminar 6: February 21, 2012

Does Diplomacy Have a Role in Fighting Terrorism?

Diplomats have always been the targets of terrorists.  But what role can diplomats play in combating terrorism? Isn't terrorism a problem that the military and security services need to tackle? Taking a historical perspective, Alexander Evans will set out how diplomats can be useful — and how.

Faculty: Alexander Evans is a senior fellow at Yale's Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, and a counsellor in the British diplomatic service.  He is speaking in a personal capacity.

UK Mission to the United Nations
885 Second Avenue (between 47th and 48th Streets)
28th Floor
New York, NY

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


Seminar 7: February 22, 2012

The Asia-Pacific Century: Fulfilling a Promise

The Asia-Pacific region has achieved significant economic growth and poverty reduction in the last decades, and has shown resilience during the recent economic and financial crisis. Yet, it is still home to more than half of the world's poor, and will not achieve many of the non-income millennium development goals by 2015. The presentation will discuss achievements and challenges for the region, which is posed to account for nearly half of the world's gross domestic product by 2050, and must make difficult choices to ensure the social and environmental sustainability of this development.

Faculty: Alessandro Pio, Resident Director General, Asian Development Bank, North American Representative Office

Permanent Mission of the Republic of Indonesia to the United Nations
325 East 38th Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenues)
New York, NY

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


Seminar 8: February 29, 2012

UN Action to Counter Terrorism

In January 2011, the Security Council elected Ambassador Puri, the Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations, as the chair of the Counter Terrorism Committee (CTC) for that year. In this seminar, Ambassador Puri will take us through the mandate and recent work of the CTC, effective counter terrorism policies, the complexities of bringing terrorists to justice and the importance of international cooperation to fight terrorism.

Faculty: Ambassador Hardeep Puri, Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations

Indian Mission to the United Nations
235 East 43rd Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
New York, NY

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


Seminar 9: March 7, 2012

Working Effectively With China

China's rapid growth and impact on the global economy has presented a range of challenges to business. How can we best understand the deep value differences, communication challenges and expectations in the business arena in China to effectively work there? This seminar will focus on deeper understanding of the Chinese perspective and examination of fundamental issues confronting organizations working with China, with discussion of real life experiences and situations.

Faculty: R. Barry Spaulding, a Asian-Western management consultant and global executive coach

McCarter & English LLP
245 Park Avenue (between 46th and 47th Streets)
27th Floor
New York, NY

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


Seminar 10: March 29, 2012

The Question of Palestine at the United Nations

Faculty: Terje Rød-Larsen, President, International Peace Institute

The International Peace Institute
777 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017

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


March 30, 2012

Worldview Winter 2012 Graduation Dinner

Keynote Speaker: Ioannis Vrailas, Deputy Head of the Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations

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

See images and read about the dinner here


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