19 May 2020

75 Minutes of Conversation on Peacekeeping: Academic Reflections

As part of  the United Nations 75th anniversary initiative (UN75), the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) is holding a global conversation with scholars, educators, researchers and students to discuss their priorities for the future, obstacles to achieving them, and the role of global academic cooperation in rethinking global issues. 

Please see below the details of the next webinar in the "75 for UN75: 75 Minutes of Conversation" series organized by United Nations Academic Impact on the topic of peacekeeping:

Date: Friday, 29 May 2020 (International Day of UN Peacekeepers)
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. EDT
RSVP: https://bit.ly/29mayrsvp (Please make sure you RSVP by Wednesday, 27 May at 5:00 p.m. EDT, with a valid email address to receive the link to the online webinar.)

This webinar will feature Ms. Susana Malcorra, Dean of the IE School of Global and Public Affairs in Madrid, Spain. Prior to her current role, Ms. Malcorra also served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Worship for the Republic of Argentina, member of the External Advisors Group for the President of the General Assembly for the 72nd session Miroslav Lajčák, and the Chief of Staff for the 8th UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Other speakers include:

  • Mrs. Kiran Bedi, Lieutenant Governor of Pondicherry, India and the first woman UN civilian police adviser;
  • Ambassador Neil Pierre, Permanent Mission of Guyana to the United Nations;
  • Commander Carla Monteiro de Castro Araujo, recipient of 2019 United Nations Military Gender Advocate of the Year award;
  • Ms. Maria Armoudian, Senior Lecturer, University of Auckland;
  • Mr. Franz Baumann, Visiting Research Professor, New York University and former UN Assistant Secretary-General.