Human Trafficking: Combating Slavery in the 21st Century

On 9 April 2014 this event looked at not only the lasting vestiges of traditional forms of slavery and indentured servitude, but also contemporary issues of child, labor and sex trafficking.

UNAI 3rd Anniversary Event: Making a Difference

On 18 November 2013 to mark the third anniversary of UNAI, this event was an interactive conversation that brought together various stakeholders to discuss how best to make an impact in our communities.

CFR@UNAI: “Biology’s Brave New World: Looking Toward Threats to Global Health

On 1 November 2013 UNAI and the Council on Foreign Relations held a discussion on the issue of threats to global health.

Unlearning Intolerance: Celebrating the Poetry of Rabindranath Tagore

On 13 May 2013 UNAI held a conversation as part of its Unlearning Intolerance series that celebrated the 100th anniversary of the publication of Gitanjali, a collection of poems by the Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore. : the Universal man in celebration of the centenary of the publication of ”. A conversation series to promote tolerance, mutual respect and cross- cultural understanding.

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The UNMaking of Hate: Young People win €20,000 to Combat Intolerance in United Colors of Benetton UNHate Foundation and UNAI Diversity Contest

On 26 June 2015 the winners of the 2015 United Colors of Benetton UNHate/UNAI Diversity Contest were announced at UN HQ in New York. The contest received more than 100 entries from 31 countries around the world, with innovative ideas and solutions for tackling everything from homophobia to racism, gender-based discrimination, homelessness, interethnic conflict, xenophobia and exclusion of persons with disabilities.

The Soil

Music for Peace: The Soil and Simphiwe Dana

The United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) hosted another of its “Music for Peace” conversations on 9 October 2014 in Dag Hammarskjold Library Auditorium with featured performances by South African a cappella group, the Soil, and singer and song writer Simphiwe Dana.

UNAI Launches J Michael Adams Conversation and Lecture Series

On 21 October 2014 United Nations Academic Impact launched a new conversation series with a lecture by well-known Saudi scientist Dr. Hayat Sindi.

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For winners of UN essay contest, multilingualism makes the world go ‘round

On 27 June 2014, winners of the UNAI - ELS essay contest, Many Languages, One World, attended an International Youth Forum in the United Nations General Assembly Hall.

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Forum on MOOCs at UN Headquarters, 19 June 2014

The Rockefeller Institute of Government of SUNY and the United Nations Academic Impact hosted a forum on MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) in the Developing World on 19 June 2014 at United Nations Headquarters. The event is also sponsored by the Institute for International Education (IIE). The forum too the form of a debate: will massive open online courses (MOOCs) provide worldwide access to quality higher education, as advocates maintain? Or will MOOCs, as critics fear, foster Western academic dominance, fail to serve those most in need, and undermine local institutions?

Music for Peace: Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars

on 2 April 2014 the Refugee All Stars, a group formed by refugees from Sierra Leone, were at the United Nations Headquarters to take part in the United Nations Academic Impact’s conversation series, “Music for Peace”.

UNAI launches “Music for Peace” series with concert by sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan

On 24 March 2014 UNAI launched “Music for Peace,” a new conversation series with the objective of learning from world class musicians and music teachers about the role of music in promoting peace, conflict resolution and cross-cultural dialogue.

International Women’s Day: Elevating the Conversation on Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict

To commemorate International Women’s Day, on 6 March 2014 the United Nations Academic Impact co-hosted with the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict and the Enough Project, a special event at UN Headquarters to focus on raising awareness about the role of “conflict minerals” and their link to sexual violence.

A Conversation with Nobel Peace Laureate Jody Williams

On 11 February 2014 Jody Williams, the 1997 Nobel Peace Laureate, spoke to UNAI members, students and faculty about her peace activism and discussed the real meaning of peace as part of UNAI's Classroom Conversations series.

“Getting the Facts Right”

On 4 May 2011 “Getting the Facts Right” celebrated the first-ever issue of the UN Yearbook as an e-book. The panel included Prof. Robin Andersen and student Norhan Basuni from UNAI members Fordham University and CUNY Baccalaureate, as well as Prof. Pamela Falk, and Roland Schatz, from Media Tenor. Robert Bullock, New York State Archive, served as moderator. 

You can watch the webcast of the event here