The Worldview Institute | Winter 2014 Semester

 

 

 

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



WORLDVIEW WINTER 2014 | SEMESTER FEES

New Participants
$575 — Winter 2014 Semester w/Graduation Dinner
$500 — Winter 2014 Semester w/out Dinner

Previous Worldview Institute Alumni
$525 — Winter 2014 Semester w/Graduation Dinner
$450 — Winter 2014 Semester w/out Dinner

The full Worldview semester package includes:

  • Wine reception and light supper with each seminar
  • Tour of the United Nations building followed by dinner at a nearby restaurant
  • One-year membership in UNA-NY (for new members ONLY)
  • Special three-course 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 registration is required before attendance. Walk-ins not allowed. Program is subject to change without notice.


THE WORLDVIEW INSTITUTE | WINTER 2014


SEMINAR 1 : January 15, 2014

Public Diplomacy for the United Nations

Peter Launsky-Tieffenthal outlines the importance and value of public diplomacy in dealing with the biggest global challenges, and looks at why we are currently in a critical moment for diplomacy worldwide.

Faculty: Peter Launsky-Tieffenthal, Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information, 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 : January 22, 2014

Can One Size Fit All?
Universality in the Post-2015 Development Framework

2015 is the end point for the current generation of development goals, the MDGs. The world is currently discussing, and Member States are negotiating, what the next generation of goals should look like, including whether the agenda should be universal, and apply to all countries, regardless of development status. John Hendra will discuss the challenge of universality, how a universal agenda can be formulated and implemented by different countries, and the political tensions inherent in this discussion. As a global problem, gender inequality requires a universal approach, and efforts to promote gender equality and women's empowerment can help illustrate the way forward for a universal post-2015 agenda.

Faculty: John Hendra, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General

UN Women
220 East 42 Street / 19th Floor
New York, NY 10017

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


SEMINAR 3 : January 29, 2014

Venezuela : Challenges to Moving Forward Chavez' Socialist Dreams

The evening's analysis will focus on recent economic and political developments in Venezuela and discuss how they impact the Venezuelan people, the region and the United States.

Faculty: Diana Negroponte, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Latin America Initiative, Brookings Institution

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Conference Room 44A
One Bryant Park, New York, NY

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


SEMINAR 4 : February 12, 2014

Can Syria Still be Saved?

The question is ever more pressing, as the situation of the Syrian people becomes ever more desperate. Syria presents the international community with a profound moral dilemma. Good options seem absent, as the opposition's increasing fragmentation makes military intervention neither feasible nor advisable, while a political solution seems impractical. And yet: the Security Council's agreement on chemical weapons remains the best hope for peace, since conflict resolution cannot happen if the international community remains deeply divided.

Faculty: Jean-Marie Guéhenno, Director, Center of International Conflict Resolution, and Associate Director, Arnold A. Saltzman Institute for War and Peace Studies at SIPA, Columbia University

UBS
299 Park Avenue (at 48th Street)
40th Floor | Conference Room 1
New York, NY 10071

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


SEMINAR 5 : February 19, 2014

UN Global Education First Initiative

The Director of the UN Secretary-General's Global Education First Initiative will describe the global advocacy initiative launched in September 2012 aimed to re-energize the global community to: deliver on the promise of universal access to education by 2015; to place quality, relevant and transformative education at the heart of the social, political and development agendas; and to generate additional and sufficient funding through sustained advocacy efforts. This vision requires high level leadership and concerted international support. Ms. Jensen will outline the main achievements in the Initiative's first year, its unique characteristics, and the forward agenda.

Faculty: Vibeke Jensen, Director, UNESCO Liaison Office, New York

Phillips Nizer LLP
666 Fifth Avenue (at 52nd/53rd Streets)
New York, NY 10103

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


SEMINAR 6 : February 26, 2014

The U.S. and Iran: Doomed to Permanent Hostility?

Faculty: Gary Sick, Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs Senior Research Scholar, Columbia University, SIPA

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 7 : March 5, 2014

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 Ali Baba's
862 Second Avenue, corner of 46th Street)


SEMINAR 8 : March 12, 2014

Revolution, Egypt:
What Went Wrong? What Comes Next?

Many people all over the world were impressed with the peaceful revolution Egyptians carried out on January 25, 2011. Three years later, many Egyptians feel that they have opened the door for instability, insecurity and a deteriorating economy, instead of improving their lives and building a democracy. Even the first elected president after the revolution failed the expectations of the majority of his people, an proved more loyal to his Muslim Brotherhood group and its ideology. The strong military establishment is now back in control, and Egypt is unlikely to experience stability in the near future. Mohamed Elsetouhi explains why Egypt took such rough course.

Faculty: Mohamed Elsetouhi, Washington Bureau Chief, Al-Ghad Al-Araby TV

UBS
1285 Sixth Avenue (Avenue of the Americas) and 51st Street
14th Floor
New York, NY 10019

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


SEMINAR 9 : March 19, 2014

GHIT and Japan's Role in New Health Technologies

As the third-largest drug-developing nation in the world, Japan is also one of the world's leading innovators of medical therapies, with enormous potential to create groundbreaking innovations. Despite this, it has lacked a mechanism to bring forth new technologies and expertise for the discovery and development of new medicines, vaccines, and diagnostics for global health.

Tonight we will look at how the Global Health Innovative Technology Fund (GHIT) — created in April 2013 as a platform to make the best use of Japanese technologies and expertise to develop new approaches to infectious disease — aims to leverage innovation from Japan to improve people's health worldwide, while advancing global health technology development.

Faculty: B. T. Slingsby, CEO of the Global Health Innovative Technology Fund

Phillips Nizer LLP
666 Fifth Avenue (at 52nd/53rd Streets)
New York, NY 10103

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


SEMINAR 10 : April 2, 2014

United Nations Sanctions Against Al-Qaida

This presentation will focus on the United Nations targeted sanctions against Al-Qaida and affiliates, and the role of Chapter VII targeted sanctions against terrorism.

Faculty: Dr. Hans-Jakob Schindler, Expert, Sanctions Monitoring Team, United Nations Security Council

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


April 4, 2014

Worldview Winter 2014 Graduation Dinner

Keynote Speaker: Kristen Saloomey, New York correspondent, Al Jazeera

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


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