The Worldview Institute:
An Executive Training Program of UNA-NY




The Worldview Institute provides a forum within which New York professionals can engage and discuss global issues with experts in foreign policy and international affairs. The program consists of ten seminar modules geared to develop and enhance the scope of the work and activities of young business executives at U.S. based multi-national corporations and young professionals within the NGO, UN, media, law, government, diplomatic and academic communities. Applicants should have a bachelor's degree and a minimum of three years of professional experience or relevant graduate work.

Seminar topics are designed to stimulate informal but academic discussions with practitioners in the international arena and to illuminate and explore business, political, economic and social trends in different regions of the world. Discussions may include topics such as Middle East affairs, the Pacific Rim, the European Union, international terrorism, conflict resolution and human rights as well as practical seminars on multi-cultural considerations necessary for success in doing business in various regions of the world. Where appropriate, the program also addresses the role of the United Nations within these contexts. Our discussions are led by distinguished lecturers including UN ambassadors, noted academics and leaders in global business.

Dinners are capped at a maximum of 25 participants to facilitate intimate discussions. We offer a private tour of the United Nations as part of the program. We will issue a certificate of completion to participants who have attended 7 or more sessions.

See The Worldview Institute past programs here


The Worldview Institute is a corporate executive training program of the United Nations Association of New York. We are seeking the best and the brightest young professionals between the ages of 25 and 40.


Those interested in applying for the program will be asked to fill out an application and submit the following:

• Bio or summarized resume
• Brief letter of interest describing how you will benefit from the program
• All applications and materials will be submitted by date to be specified


The Worldview Institute semester fee is $595 for new participants and $545 for returning alumni — which includes dinners with wine at each seminar, as well as a three-course dinner with drinks at the prestigious National Arts Club along with a cocktail reception and a keynote speaker. The seminar dinners are usually catered by the different national missions to the United Nations and provide informal opportunities to chat with the presenters.

For NEW PARTICIPANTS: One year's membership privileges in UNA are included with your semester enrollment.
For RETURNING ALUMNI: A currently active UNA membership is valid for enrollment, as Worldview Institute programs are for UNA members only.

For details on past dates, topics, and speakers, click here. For inquiries and more information, contact Ann Nicol at (212) 907-1353 or

Visit The Worldview Institute program archive