On Friday, October 10, from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., CFR will hold a special event at its New York headquarters for college and university professors and students teaching and studying international relations and related fields. Attendees will explore CFR’s most recent InfoGuide “The Sunni-Shia Divide,” and participate in a discussion on the Sunni-Shia sectarian rift, featuring Deborah Amos, foreign correspondent at National Public Radio, and Vali R. Nasr, dean of the Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, in conversation with CFR.org editor Robert McMahon. A networking reception where students can speak with department representatives about career and internship opportunities at CFR will follow.
Careers at the United Nations
Spokesperson for Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
6:00 – 8:00pm CUNY Graduate Center, 365 5th Avenue, Room 9207
Thursday, October 16, 2014
The Politics of Immigration and Citizenship: Past as Prologue
A Roundtable Discussion featuring five prominent scholars of U.S. immigration political and policy history.
Among the questions to be discussed: How did immigration reform become mission impossible? Has it always been this frustrating?
Questions from the audience will be welcome and encouraged.
Cybelle Fox, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley
Rebecca Hamlin, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Grinnell College
Daniel Tichenor, Philip H. Knight Professor of Social Science, University of Oregon
Rogers Smith, Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania
Anna Law, Herbert Kurz Associate Professor in Constitutional Law and Civil Liberties, Brooklyn College, CUNY
Time: 4:30-6:00 PM — A reception will follow the event. —
Place: The Graduate Center, The City University of New York 365 Fifth Avenue (at 34th Street) Room 6112 (Sociology Lounge)
events at the Foreign Policy Association Fall 2014
World Leadership Forum 2014
DATE: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 8:30 am – 5:00 pm St. Regis Hotel, New York City
America’s Latest Orphan: Afghanistan. What Does the Future Hold for the Country?
Has America become accustomed to leaving orphans behind, following U.S. military interventions in foreign lands? With the approaching withdrawal of Western/American combat forces from Afghanistan, to be completed by the end of 2016, it is time to ask, what does the future hold for the most vulnerable group who would no longer be protected by the American shield?
Barnett R. Rubin, Director and Senior Fellow, Center on International Cooperation, and former Senior Adviser to the Special Representative of the President for Afghanistan and Pakistan in the U.S. State Department, will discuss these issues.
DATE: Monday, October 6, 2014 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
LOCATION: NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, New York City
The Impact of the Arts on Foreign Affairs
Please join the Foreign Policy Association and the Resource Center for Cultural Engagement for a panel discussion on the impact of the arts on foreign affairs. The panel discussion will focus on if, how, and where the arts have influenced understanding and respect abroad, addressed social issues, and influenced policy.
DATE: Monday, October 20, 2014 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm LOCATION: TBD, New York City
New World Disorder: Challenges for the UN in the 21st Century with Kofi Annan
Please join the Foreign Policy Association for a lecture with H.E. Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations and Founder and Chair of the Kofi Annan Foundation, who will be discussing “New World Disorder: Challenges for the UN in the 21st Century“. Copies of Mr. Annan’s book, We the Peoples: A UN for the Twenty-First Century, will also be available.
Mr. Annan will be speaking as part of the Andrew Carnegie Distinguished Lecture on Conflict Prevention in Honor of David Hamburg.
DATE: Thursday, October 23, 2014 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm LOCATION: PwC, New York City
The Dame Jillian Sackler Distinguished Lecture on Global Health Issues with Dr. Robin Robinson
Please join the Foreign Policy Association for a talk with
Dr. Robin Robinson, Director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Preparedness & Response at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Robinson will be discussing the U.S. government’s current response to the Ebola crisis.
DATE: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm LOCATION: TBD, New York City
Job Opening INTERN – PUBLIC INFORMATION
Posting Period: 13 August 2014-12 November 2014
A completed online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
The Cover Note must include:
‐ Title of degree you are currently pursuing
‐ Graduation date (when will you be graduating from the programme)
‐ IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in.
‐ Top three areas of interest/department preferences
‐ Explain why you are the best candidate for that specific department(s).
‐ Explain your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme
In your Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experiences, IT skills, and three references. Due to the high volume of applications received, only successful candidates will be contacted.
The Internship is in the Outreach Division of the Department of Public Information. It is for a period of two months with an opportunity for extension up to six months, depending on the needs of the division and availability of the candidate. The internship is unpaid and full-time. Interns work five days a week (35 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the office to which they are assigned.
Responsibilities: The intern will assist one of the United Nations outreach programmes. Examples of duties to be performed include the following:
- Assisting with planning and organization of conferences and other outreach activities
– Providing logistic support for the organization of public events, guided tours and briefings
– Conducting internet research on thematic issues
– Coordinating with special guests and VIPs
– Overseeing RSVP lists and volunteers
– Providing general office support (processing, drafting and finalizing correspondence and other communications; setting up and maintaining files/records, organizing meetings, etc.)
– Developing web content and web site maintenance
– Drafting, formatting, editing and posting original web site content/news stories, including graphics, photographs and video
– Maintaining databases
– Assisting with development and implementation of surveys
-Speaks and writes clearly and effectively
-Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately
-Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication
-Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience
-Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed
To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, the following conditions must be met:
- Be computer literate in standard software applications;
Work Experience: No professional work experience required.
Languages: English and French are working languages of the UN Secretariat. Fluency in English (both oral and written) is required; knowledge of the other is desirable. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.
Assessment Method: Potential candidates will be contacted by the hiring manager directly for further consideration.
Registration for the comprehensive examination is now open. If you are taking the exam, please make sure to register by the deadline of September 26.