HDI’s Higher Education Alliance Ends 2018-2019 Academic Year

The Humpty Dumpty Institute’s Higher Education Alliance for the United Nations recently ended the 2018-2019 academic year with a visit to Wilkes University by Dr. Chris Williams of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme on April 23, 2019.  The 2018-2019 academic year brought over 1,000 students together on several college campuses to listen and learn from United Nations experts on crucial issues such as urban development, climate change, food security, and migration to name a few. Below are the events that took place this academic year.

 Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA
October 12, 2018Jamil Ahmad, Director of Inter-governmental Affairs, New York Office, United Nations Environment Programme – The United Nations, Climate Change and Economic Development
November 9, 2018Ms. Bahareh Seyedi, Climate Change and Energy Advisor, Secretary General’s Climate Change Team – The United Nations and Climate Change Negotiations
February 14-15, 2019  Conference on Climate Change and the United Nations
 The UN, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction – Jo Scheuer, Director for Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction, Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS), United Nations Development Programme•The UN and Climate Change Adaptation – Merlyn Van Voore, UN Secretary General’s Climate Change Team, Senior Adviser, Climate Change, United Nations Environment Programme•The United Nations, Climate Change and Small Island States – Ambassador Ali’ioaiga Feturi Elisaia, Permanent Representative of the Independent State of Samoa to the United Nations, Ambassador to the United States of America, High Commissioner to Canada
March 15, 2019Ms. Sophie Evekink, Technical Officer, World Health Organization Office at the UN – The United Nations, Climate Change and Public Health
 Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, PA
October 16, 2018Dr. Patience Stephens, Former Director/Special Advisor on Education, UN Women – The United Nations and Women’s Empowerment
November 8, 2018Niall McCann, Lead Elector Advisor, United Nations Development Programme – The United Nations and Electoral Integrity
March 19, 2019Dawda Jobarteh, Global Head, United Nations Sustainable Development Global Strategy Hub, United Nations Office for Partnerships – A Path the Global Citizenship
March 26, 2019Jamil Ahmad, Intergovernmental Affairs Director, United Nations Environment Programme – Climate Change and Economic Development
April 23, 2019Christopher W. Williams, Director, New York Office, United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) – The Global Work of UN-Habitat
 Morgan State University, Baltimore, PA
September 27, 2018Niall McCann, Lead Elector Advisor, United Nations Development Programme – The United Nations and Electoral Integrity
October 18, 2018Maria Moreno, Head of Operations, USA for IOM, International Organization for Migration – Migration Challenges in the 21st Century
 Alcorn State University, Lorman, MS
November 13, 2018John Ericson, Former Chief, Outreach Unit, Office of Human Resources Management, United Nations – Career Opportunities at the United Nations
April 1-3, 2019 Conference on Global Food Security and the United Nations
 •Florian Alexander Doerr, Liaison Officer, Liaison Office for North America, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)•Matthew Rabbitt, Economist, Economic Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)•Challis McDonough, Senior Communications Officer, Global Issues, United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)