Each year, UN Academic Impact hosts a number of seminars, discussions and briefings at UN Headquarters. You can view archived webcasts of these events here.
29 July 2016. Many Languages One World Essay Contest and Global Youth Forum. From a pool of over 3,600 entrants, United Nations Academic Impact and ELS Educational Services, Inc. selected 60 students as winners of the 2016 Many Languages, One World® international essay contest. Students were provided with an all-expense paid trip to New York City and the opportunity to speak at the UN General Assembly Hall and present their action plans related to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
12 April 2016. “70 years of the UN’s communication: A Public Diplomacy Perspective” - UN Public Diplomacy Symposium. The symposium looks back on the policies and activities of the UN DPI (Department of Public Information) for the past 70 years and suggests future strategy from the perspective of public diplomacy for the first time.
26 January 2016. The United Nations Confronting War and Violence: Lessons After 70 Years. A discussion examined the lessons learned from seventy years of UN conflict resolution and what role academia, research institutions and data collection can play in strengthening peacemaking, peacebuilding and peacekeeping.
10 November 2015. United Nations Academic Impact Fifth Anniversary. To mark the fifth anniversary of United Nations Academic Impact, the Department of Public Information will host a half-day conversation on the "Next Generation of Global Citizens" and the importance of education in building the leaders of tomorrow, today.
30 October 2015. 2nd annual United Nations Academic Impact J. Michael Adams Lecture series - Ambassador Thomas Pickering. The UNAI J. Michael Adams Lecture and Conversation Series was inaugurated in 2014 in remembrance of educator, author and advocate of global citizenship, former president of Fairleigh Dickinson University J. Michael Adams.
11 September 2015. Disaster Risk Reduction and Management: How Cities Can Anticipate and Respond to Disasters. Skills and technology accelerating rapid transformation anticipating and responding to disasters. Event organized by UN Academic Impact.
24 July 2015. Global Youth Forum on Multilingualism: "Many Languages, One World 2015." Through an essay competition, 70 winners from 42 countries have been selected to develop action plans focused on the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals.
26 June 2015. Briefing to announce the winners of the UNAI/UNHATE Foundation co-sponsored Diversity Contest. A powerful and thought provoking digital initiative, its objective is to invite people to create news "stories" they would like to see come true, stories whose inherent ideas provoke thought and actions.
18 November 2014. Integrated Health, Integrated Approaches - Panel discussion. Panel discussion on “Integrated health, integrated approaches” on the occasion of the United Nations Academic Impact fourth year anniversary.
21 October 2014. Women, Science and our Globalised World - J. Michael Adams conversation series. The United Nations Academic Impact launched the J. Michael Adams conversation series featuring Saudi Arabian scientist Dr. Hayat Sindi. Dr. Sindi's inaugural lecture will have a focus on “Women, Science and our Globalised World.”
9 October 2014. Music for Peace, International Day of Non-Violence. "Music for Peace" Performance and conversation with South African musicians to observe the International Day of Non-Violence.
27 June 2014. Global Youth Forum on Multilingualism: Many Languages, One World. Through an essay competition, 60 students from 26 countries have been selected to make presentations at the United Nations on 3 of the 10 United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) principles related to education and global citizenship.
19 June 2014. Massive open online courses (MOOCs) in the Developing World: Democratization of knowledge or academic hype? Will massive open online courses 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? These questions and more will be considered in a probing conversation featuring prominent global thought leaders offering a range of views on the pros and cons of MOOCs.
9 April 2014. Seminar on human trafficking - Combatting Slavery in the 21st Century. The forum, to be simulcast to high schools and colleges throughout the world through the auspices of United Nations Academic Impact, will address not only the lasting vestiges of traditional forms of slavery and indentured servitude, but also contemporary issues of child, labor and sex trafficking.
11 February 2014. Conversation with Nobel Peace Winner Jody Williams. An initiative of the United Nations Academic Impact to connect the United Nations with world’s classrooms through discussions on today’s major issues and global responses to them.
18 November 2013. UNAI 3rd Anniversary Event: “Making a Difference”. Designed as an interactive conversation, the event brings together students from UNAI member organizations, including ASPIRE chapters, and United Nations experts.
1 November 2013. CFR@UNAI: “Biology’s Brave New World: Looking Toward Threats to Global Health”. A discussion forum on current issues at the United Nations organised by United Nations Academic Impact, in association with Council on Foreign Relations.
13 May 2013. Unlearning Intolerance series: “Rabindranath Tagore: the Universal man in celebration of the centenary of the publication of Gitanjali”. A conversation series to promote tolerance, mutual respect and cross- cultural understanding.