8 June 2020

75 Minutes of Conversation: Rethinking Gender

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 Gender Equality and Higher Education: Ensuring Access and Creating Change:

Date: Friday, 19 June 2020

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. EDT 

Introductory performance by Beth Nielsen Chapman*


  • Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women
  • Dr. Fernando León García, President, CETYS University System, Mexico
  • Dr. N’Dri Assie-Lumumba, Professor, Africana Studies and Research Center at Cornell University, United States
  • Dr. Mami Katsumi, UEA, Division of Institutional Strategies, Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan
  • Dr. Don Betz, American Association of State Colleges and Universities and, former President of the University of Central Oklahoma, United States


*Twice Grammy-nominated, Beth Nielsen Chapman, has released thirteen solo albums and written seven #1 hits and songs; as an artist Beth’s work has been diverse. Sand & Water (1997), written in the wake of her husband’s death, was performed by Elton John to honor the memory of Princess Diana. Recently inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, Beth is also a breast cancer survivor and environmentalist and considers herself a creativity midwife, passionate about inspiring others to fully blossom into their creative life.