2 June 2020

75 Minutes of Conversation: Rethinking Poverty

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 The Role of Higher Education in Combating Poverty and Ensuring Social Justice:

Date / Time: Monday, 8 June 2020, 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. EDT 

RSVP: https://bit.ly/8junersvp (Please make sure you RSVP by Saturday, 6 June at 5:00 p.m. EDT, with a valid email address to receive the link to the online dialogue)


  • Ambassador Narinder Kakar, Permanent Observer of the University for Peace to the United Nations 
  • Dr. Dimitrios Mavrakis, Director, Energy Policy and Development Centre, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece (UNAI SDG Hub for Goal 7)
  • Dr. Balghis Badri, Director of the Regional Institute for Gender, Diversity, Peace and Rights, Ahfad University for Women, Sudan (UNAI SDG Hub for Goal 5)
  • Dr. Faisal Ahmad Khan, Pro Vice Chancellor, Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences, Pakistan (UNAI SDG Hub for Goal 8)
  • Ms. Esther Odi Tieku, MCN Fellow, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana