Learn about the Java Cafés we've held previously here. All cafés are free, casual opportunities to discuss current and important issues related to the United Nations and the United Nations Association. We provide coffee, tea, cocoa, brief presentations and time for questions and conversation. Learn about upcoming Java Cafés on the Events page. We hope you will join us!

Java Café--Global Conversations Series

Our second Café Topic:

"Women as Leaders in the UN - and the UN as Leaders in Women’s Rights”

Our evening featured brief presentations by

Sophia Koufopoulu, Adjunct Professor in Sociology who is working with the refugees flooding into Lesbos Island in Greece. She has worked with the UNHCR in dealing with the refugee needs and will speak about gender issues in the refugee crisis.

Nathalie Me-Nsopea Cameroonian scholar who heads the gender initiative in the Global Center for Food Systems Innovation at MSU, a USAID Higher Education Solutions Network development lab designed to solve the critical problems in the global food system. She is an Assistant Professor, International Development in the Agriculture, Food, and Resource Economics Department, Michigan State University.

Florence Uwimbabazi, MSU Mastercard Scholar, who lived in the UNHCR -run Mugunga Refugee Camp in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo. She currently mentors young girls in her home country.

Our second Café was held on

March 23, 2017 

at East Lansing Public Library

Java Café--Global Conversations Series

Our first Café Topic: Congress & the Crisis for the United Nations

 GL-UNA Advocacy Chair Dave Wiley provided updates on recent U.S. threats to the UN as well as UNA-USA responses.

Our first Café was held on

February 22nd


East Lansing Public Library Meeting Room

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