Tuesday, April 15, 2008

UN Summer Study Program


The United Nations Intensive Summer Study Program, designed for graduate students and advanced undergraduates, immerses participants in the political dynamics of the United Nations. This week-long program, now in its eighth year, familiarizes students with the inner workings of the U.N. by bringing them together with distinguished practitioners working in the field of multilateral diplomacy. Participants attend official sessions at U.N. Headquarters, such as meetings of the Security Council, as well as briefings at the United Nations Association of the USA.

Directed by Dr. Courtney Smith, associate dean of academic affairs at the Whitehead School of Diplomacy, and offered in cooperation with UNA-USA, the program is structured around a series of seminars led by U.N. officials and representatives of governments and civil society on a range of global issues currently on the U.N. agenda. Key topics have included: peacekeeping and disarmament, human rights and refugees, status of women and children, member state policies towards the U.N., the role of civil society and the private sector in the U.N., United Nations reform, and environment and development.

This week-long intensive program will be offered from Monday, July 21 through Friday, July 25, 2008. Participants will be immersed in activities for 12 hours a day the entire week of the program.