Upcoming events

UN Day Dinner and Program - October 28, 2018

A Celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Sunday, October 28, 2018 

4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Registration, displays, and music 4:30 to 5:00 p.m.

Program begins at 5:00 p.m.

Location: Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, Big Ten Ballroom C, 219 S Harrison Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824 (map below). Parking passes provided. 

Keynote Speaker: Chrysula Winegar, Senior Director, Communications & Special Initiatives at the United Nations Foundation and community manager for Global Moms Challenge

Presentation of Awards:

Arthur H Vandenberg AwardDr. David Wiley, for promoting international understanding, respect and cooperation

Global Goals - Local Leaders

Jane White, Director and Founder of MI Human Trafficking Task Force 

Will Lawrence, Co-founder Sunrise Action, Climate Change Activist

Global Education Awardees

Dana Blank, Teacher, Ovid-Elsie Schools

Lia Bommarito, James Madison College MSU, formerly Secretary General Williamston HS MUN Club

Partners include:

MSU African Studies Center, MSU Asian Studies Center, UNA MSU, MSU Center for Gender in Global Context (ConGen), LATTICE (Linking All Types of Teachers in Cross-Cultural Education)

Ticket price: $25 UNA members, $35 non-members (To become a member click here!) 

Please register and pay for the event here by 12:00 p.m. October 24, 2018. If you need to pay by check please email gluna@msu.edu BY 5 P.M. Tue Oct 23.

View the event flyer here!

Java Café - Global Conversation - November 13, 2018

Join us for our November Java Café - Global Conversation: A Day in the Life of a UN Peacekeeper with presenter Ronald Quejas-Risdon. 

Mr. Quejas-Risdon served in the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations from 1993. Among other roles within this department, he served in high-profile, frequently hazardous assignments in Somalia, Kuwait, Iraq, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Afghanistan - and completing his assignments as regional Head of Office on the border between Sudan and South Sudan. Though retired now, Mr. Quejan-Risdon has been called back for assignments in East Timor, DRC and Sudan. He recently visited the Kakuma Refugee Camp, home of the school for which the Greater Lansing UNA is fundraising. Prior to his work with the United Nations, he was in the Peace Corps, received degrees in Social Anthropology, Labor Relations and HR Administration. He is currently writing memoirs of his life as a UN peacekeeper.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 7pm-8:30pm at the East Lansing Public Library.

Human Rights Day Program - December 2, 2018

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