Joel E. Oestreich posted on May 29, 2018 12:42
ISA at UNAI: “The United Nations At 75”: Call for Panel Proposals
The International Studies Association will be sponsoring a series of events in New York, at UN Headquarters, on the topic of “The United Nations At 75.” ISA members are invited to submit applications to participate in an informal, Chatham-House Rules style event as part of this series. These will be held in conjunction with the United Nations Academic Impact office, leading up to the UN’s anniversary in 2020. They are part of the ongoing “ISA at UNAI” initiative to bring together scholars and practitioners around various topics, and to make the UN aware of the expertise of the ISA.
This program provides a forum for the sharing of ideas, in an informal and off-the-record setting, between ISA members and their counterparts at the United Nations in New York and Geneva. Members can suggest a discussion topic, and the names of three to five ISA members interested in participating. ISA and UNAI will then find UN Secretariat staff, or diplomats from UN Missions, with similar interests. Some money is available to offset transportation and lodging costs for participants. There is no specific deadline for proposals, which will be considered on a rolling basis working with the schedule of our UN counterparts.
Panel suggestions will be considered on a competitive basis by a committee made up of Jacqueline Braveboy-Wagner (CUNY); Stephanie Hofmann (Graduate Institute of Geneva); (Kurt Mills (University of Dundee); Delidji Eric Degila (Graduate Institute of Geneva); and Joel Oestreich (Drexel University). Suggested panels will be evaluated according to importance of subject matter, timeliness, national and gender balance of participants, input from the UN, and other factors. There is no specific format for applications, but they should include a basic budget as well as a topic description and the names and brief bios of participants. Inquiries can be directed to Joel E. Oestreich, email@example.com or Delidji Eric Degila, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications due by July 31.