Engagements in 2017

  • Talk on Building a Sustainable World to stu­dents at Garden International School, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 23 January, 2017. See event fly­er.
  • Moderator, Panel Discussion on Leave No One Behind: The Wresinski Approach 60 Years Of Experience, 55th Session of the Commission for Social Development Side Event, Wednesday, Conference Room 8, United Nations Headquarters New York on February 8, 2017. See event fly­er.
  • Talk on Sustainable Development Goals to stu­dents from Fairleigh Dickinson University, New Jersey on 27 February, 2017.
  • Talk on Social and Economic Development to stu­dents from Yokohama National University (Yokokoku), Japan on 28 February, 2017.
  • Talk on Social and Economic Development/Sustainable Development Goals to Alumni Group, Fordham University, New York on 9 March, 2017.
  • Talk on Social and Economic Development to vis­it­ing in­ter­na­tion­al stu­dents at New York Open Center, 22 East 30th Street, New York on 13 March 2017.
  • Talk on Sustainable Development Goals to stu­dents from New York University (School of Professional Studies & Dental Hygiene Program) at NYU cam­pus on 27th March, 2017.
  • Talk on Sustainable Development Goals to stu­dents from Wilkes University, Pennsylvania par­tic­i­pat­ing in the Humpty Dumpty Institute UN Program on 31 March, 2017.
  • Talk on Sustainable Development Goals to stu­dents from Suffolk University, Boston on 6 April, 2017.
  • Talk on Sustainable Development Goals to stu­dents from Fairleigh Dickinson University, New Jersey on 6 April, 2017.
  • Talk on Social and Economic Development to vis­it­ing as­set man­agers from Pioneer Investments, France on 7 April, 2017.
  • Talk on Social and Economic Development to stu­dents from the State University of New York, New Paltz on 21 April, 2017.
  • Talk on Poverty and Sustainable Development Goals to mem­bers of Tzu Chi Collegiate Association, New York University on 28 April, 2017.
  • Talk on Sustainable Development Goals to a vis­it­ing group of high school stu­dents from Turkey on 4 May, 2017.
  • Talk on Poverty and the United Nations – Social and Economic Development to stu­dents from Jesuit University of Guadalajara, Mexico on 17 May, 2017.
  • Talk on Sustainable Development Goals to a vis­it­ing group from the Westminster Branch of the United Nations Association United Kingdom on 20 June, 2017.
  • Talk on Sustainable Development Goals to the Rutgers University United Nations Alumni Interest Group on 30 June, 2017.
  • Talk on Sustainable Development Goals to stu­dents from the Odd Fellows and Rebekahs United Nations Pilgrimage for Youth pro­gramme, Stewart Hotel, New York on 11 July, 2016.
  • Talk on Sustainable Development Goals to stu­dents from the Odd Fellows and Rebekahs United Nations Pilgrimage for Youth pro­gramme, Stewart Hotel, New York on 17 July, 2016.
  • Talk on Sustainable Development Goals to stu­dents from Saint Petersburg State University, Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation on 19 July, 2017
  • Keynote Address on Enhancing Sustainable Growth and Empowering Individuals in Asia Pacific to the National High School Model United Nations (NHSMUN) China 2017, Guangzhou Baiyun International Convention Center, Baiyun, China on 23 July, 2017.
  • Talk on Sustainable Development Goals to stu­dents at­tend­ing the Columbia University High School Programme on 1 August, 2017.
  • Talk on The Work of the United Nations and the Sustainable Development Goals to stu­dents from the Seoul International School, Seoul, Republic of Korea on 16 September, 2017.
  • Talk on The Work of the United Nations and the Sustainable Development Goals to stu­dents from the Seoul International School, Seoul, Republic of Korea on 20 September, 2017.
  • Lecture on A Roadmap to Global Sustainability, United Nations Lecture Series, Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania on 19 October, 2017.
  • Lecture on A Roadmap to Global Sustainability, United Nations Lecture Series, Morgan State UniversityBaltimore, Maryland on 26 October, 2017.
  • Talk on Sustainable Development Goals to grad­u­ate Environment Policy stu­dents from Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York on 14 November, 2017.
  • Talk on Climate Change and the Sustainable Development Goals to in­ter­na­tion­al stu­dents from Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio on 21 November, 2017.
  • Talk on Social and Economic Development/Sustainable Development Goals to stu­dents and fac­ul­ty from Amity University, New York on 27 November, 2017.
  • Lecture on Cooperatives and Sustainable Development Goals to ad­min­is­tra­tors from Fujian Provincial Finance Department, China at Rutgers University, New Jersey on 30 November, 2017
  • Talk on Poverty to stu­dents and fac­ul­ty from Tecnológico de Monterrey, Monterrey, Nuevo León, México on 7 December, 2017.

Engagements in 2016

  • Talk on Climate Change to col­lege stu­dents in the RAETA pro­gram from Russia on 5 January, 2016.
  • Talk on Environment and Climate Change to stu­dents from Eckerd College, Florida on 14 January, 2016.
  • Talk on Sustainable Development Goals to stu­dents and fac­ul­ty from Molloy College, Long Island, NY and College of St. Francis, Brooklyn, NY on 12 February, 2016.
  • Talk on Sustainable Development Goals to in­ter­na­tion­al col­lege stu­dents and mem­bers of Women’s Federation for World Peace International (WFWPI) at­tend­ing the Young Women Leaders Retreat on 19 March, 2016. See more on Young Women Leaders Retreat.
  • Talk on Poverty and Sustainable Development Goals to Chinese stu­dents at­tend­ing a two-day pro­gram joint­ly host­ed by Rutgers University China Office (RCO) and the Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs (GAIA) on 16 February, 2016. See more on the Rutgers University pro­gram.
  • Invited Speaker at the Reiff Center for Human Rights and Conflict Resolution, Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA. Talk on Sustainable Development Goals to stu­dents, fac­ul­ty and pub­lic on 21 March, 2016. See event an­nounce­ment.
  • Talk on Social and Economic Development to stu­dents at High School for Enterprise, Business, & Technology, Brooklyn, NY on 31 March, 2016.
  • Talk on Sustainable Development Goals to stu­dents from the State University of New York, New Paltz on 1 April 2016.
  • Featured Speaker at the 10th Annual Sustainable Business and Design Conference: Creativity and Sustainability at Fashion Institute of Technology, SUNY on 12 April, 2016. See event an­nounce­ment.
  • Talk on Sustainable Development Goals to stu­dents from the United Nations International School, Queens, NY on 22 April 2016.
  • Talk on Sustainable Development Goals to stu­dents from the University of Bridgeport, Connecticut on 29 April 2016.
  • Talk on Climate Change to stu­dents from the Master of Art in Communication for International Relations pro­gram of IULM University of Milan, Milan, Italy on 6 May, 2016.
  • Speech on Leaving No One Behind at the Special Session of the International Committee for October 17 on the theme “Leaving No One Behind” host­ed by the International Organization of la Francophonie at their head­quar­ters in Paris, France on 10 June, 2016. See event press re­lease.
  • Talk on Sustainable Development Goals to stu­dents par­tic­i­pat­ing in the Global Young Leaders Conference (GYLC) at Manhattan College, New York on 27 June, 2016.
  • Talk on the United Nations and Economic/Social Development to stu­dents par­tic­i­pat­ing in the International Leadership Foundation pro­gram on 5 July, 2016.
  • Talk on Sustainable Development Goals to stu­dents from the Odd Fellows and Rebekahs United Nations Pilgrimage for Youth pro­gramme, New York on 12 July, 2016.
  • Talk on Sustainable Development Goals to stu­dents par­tic­i­pat­ing in the Global Young Leaders Conference (GYLC), Manhattan College, New York on 18 July, 2016.
  • Talk on Sustainable Development Goals to stu­dents from Saint Petersburg State University, Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation on 19 July, 2016.
  • Talk on Sustainable Development Goals to Senior International Officers from US uni­ver­si­ties par­tic­i­pat­ing in the Rutgers University International Association for College Admissions Counseling Summer Conference Group on 22 July, 2016.
  • Talk on Sustainable Development Goals to schol­ars par­tic­i­pat­ing in the Montana State University U.S.-Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) Student Leaders pro­gram at the Institute of International Education on 1 August, 2016.
  • Talk on the United Nations and Economic/Social Development to stu­dents par­tic­i­pat­ing in the Global Collaborative Summer Program, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Republic of Korea on 2 August, 2016.
  • Talk on Sustainable Development Goals to stu­dents from University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan on 5 August, 2016.
  • Delivered the Message of the International Committee for October 17 at the United Nations Headquarters event to com­mem­o­rate United Nations International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on 17 October,  2016. Read the mes­sage here.
  • Talk on the United Nations’ Actions to Deal with Global Poverty to stu­dents from Washington Adventist University, Maryland and Shri Ram College of Commerce, University of Delhi on 20 October, 2016.
  • Talk on Sustainable Development Goals to Russian stu­dents in the Moscow Global Study pro­gram on 26 October, 2016.
  • Keynote Speaker, Montana State University, 2016 International Education Week. Lecture on The Sustainable Development Goals – A Road Map to Global Sustainability on 9 November, 2016 at the Byker Auditorium, Chemistry and Biochemistry Building, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana. See event an­nounce­ment and event poster.
  • Talk on Building a Sustainable World to stu­dents at Bozeman High School, Bozeman, Montana on 9 November, 2016.
  • Talk on Why Join the United Nations in the 21st Century? An Insider’s Perspective to two sep­a­rate groups of stu­dents at Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana on 9 November, 2016.
  • Talk on Global Sustainability: 17 Goals to Transform Our World to clients of BB&T Wealth at the Jefferson Hotel, Richmond, Virginia on 17 November, 2016.
  • Talk on The Work of the United Nations to stu­dents from Dunman High School, Singapore on 21 November, 2016.

Engagements in 2015

  • Keynote Speaker on Education Diplomacy at the Institute for Global Education Diplomacy, Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI), Washington DC on 5 March 2015. (a) Programme Guide; (b) Programme (pdf).
  • Presentation on Education Diplomacy in the Session “Setting the Stage: Education Diplomacy in Depth” at the Institute for Global Education Diplomacy, Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI), Washington DC on 6 March 2015. See pre­sen­ter feed­back.
  • Talk on Eradicating Poverty through Education Diplomacy in Session on Education Diplomacy “Models Forum”, Institute for Global Education Diplomacy, Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI), Washington DC on 7 March 2015. (a) Programme Guide; (b) Programme (pdf).
  • Talk on Poverty to stu­dents from the Wyggeston & Queen Elizabeth I College, Leicester, England on 17 March 2015.
  • Talk on Sustainability and the Economics of Emerging Markets in South Asia to stu­dents at­tend­ing the Fifth Annual InterSession, Friends Select School, Philadelphia, PA on 19 March, 2015. See event an­nounce­ment; Speakers List.
  • Talk on Climate Change to stu­dents and fac­ul­ty from Miraj Islamic School, Staten Island, New York on 23 March, 2015. See pho­tos from event.
  • Talk on Sustainability to stu­dents from the National Student Leadership Conference (NSLC) on 14 July, 2015.
  • Talk on Sustainability to stu­dents and fac­ul­ty from Tecnológico de Monterrey, Monterrey, Nuevo León, México (International Academic Field Trip 2015) on 14 July, 2015.
  • Talk on Sustainable Development Goals to stu­dents from the Rutgers University United Nations Summer Programme on 15 July, 2015.
  • Delivered the Message of the International Committee for October 17 at the United Nations Headquarters event to com­mem­o­rate United Nations International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on 16 October,  2015. Read the mes­sage here.
  • Talk on Sustainable Development Goals to stu­dents par­tic­i­pat­ing in the Summer on the United Nations Programme from Drew University, Madison, New Jersey on 29 October, 2015.
  • Keynote Speaker at a Luncheon event or­ga­nized joint­ly by World Affairs Council of Greater Reading and the Rotary Club at Reading, Pennsylvania on 11 November 2015. See (a) press re­port on­line; (b) pho­to at the event; (c) news­pa­per clip­ping.
  • Talk on Sustainable Development Goals to stu­dents and fac­ul­ty from Kutztown Area High School, Kutztown, Pennsylvania on 11 November 2015. Letter of ap­pre­ci­a­tion.
  • Talk on Poverty to stu­dents and fac­ul­ty from Brooklyn College, CUNY on 20 November, 2015.

Engagements in 2014

Engagements in 2013

  • Talk on Ending Poverty: The United Nations and Millennium Development Goals at the Elyria High School Performing Arts Center, Elyria, Ohio at an event joint­ly or­ga­nized by The Lorain County Rotary Clubs of District 6600 con­sist­ing of Amherst, Avon/Avon Lake, Elyria, Elyria Sunrise, Lorain, Oberlin and Vermilion on 15 February, 2103.  See event an­nounce­ment.
  • Talk on Ending Poverty: The United Nations and Millennium Development Goals at Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio at an event joint­ly or­ga­nized by the Rotary International District 6600 of NW Ohio, the Rotary Club of Bowling Green, Ohio, and the International Studies Program of Bowling Green State University on 16 February, 2013. See event an­nounce­ment.
  • Talk on Ending Poverty: The United Nations and Millennium Development Goals at the University of Findlay, Findlay, Ohio at an event joint­ly or­ga­nized by The Rotary Clubs of Findlay, Ottawa-Glandorf, McComb, North Baltimore and Fostoria, in co­op­er­a­tion with Rotary International District 6600, on 17 February, 2013. See en­try in University of Findlay pub­li­ca­tion “The ArchLink“.
  • Talk on Ending Poverty: The United Nations and Millennium Development Goals at the Lima City Club, Lima, Ohio at an event or­ga­nized by the Lima Rotary Club of District 6600, in co­op­er­a­tion with the Lima Chamber of  on 18 February 18, 2013.
  • Talk on Poverty to stu­dents from the University of Wuerzburg, Würzburg, Germany and Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo, Japan on 11 March, 2013.
  • Lecture ti­tled “Born in­to Poverty: The Life of Children in Developing Countries” to stu­dents, fac­ul­ty and the pub­lic at Hartwick College, Oneonta, New York on 14 March, 2013. See en­try in Hartwick College pub­li­ca­tion “The Wick“.  See event an­nounce­ment.
  • Talk on Poverty to stu­dents from Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, Connecticut on 2 April, 2013.
  • Talk on Poverty to stu­dents from Briefing on pover­ty to stu­dents from the LIFE Program (Links International Foreign Affairs and Business Empowerment for Youth) spon­sored by The Links Incorporated and Bryant University, Smithfield, Rhode Island on 3 April, 2013.
  • Presentation on Effective and Meaningful Participation: Lessons Learned From ATD Fourth World’s Participatory Action Research at the 2013 Institute for Global Education Diplomacy,  Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI), Georgetown University Conference Center, Washington DC, 17-20 April, 2013 on 18 April, 2013. See event pro­gram.
  • Talk on Ending Poverty and Millennium Development Goals to stu­dents at School of Social Work, Columbia University, New York on 24 April, 2013.
  • Keynote Address on Poverty and Human Rights stu­dents, fac­ul­ty and the pub­lic at United Nations University, Tokyo at a sem­i­nar co-organized by the United Nations University Institute for Sustainability and Peace (UNU-ISP), the Center for Human Rights Education and Training and the Japan Association for United Nations Studies on 21 May 2013. See event an­nounce­ment.
  • Talk on Ending Poverty and Millennium Development Goals to stu­dents and fac­ul­ty at Seinan Gakuin University, Fukuoka, Japan on 13 May 2013.
  • Talk on Children and Poverty to stu­dents from the Odd Fellows and Rebekahs United Nations Pilgrimage for Youth pro­gramme, Affinia Manhattan Hotel, New York, NY on 1 July, 2013.
  • Talk on Children and Poverty to stu­dents from the Odd Fellows and Rebekahs United Nations Pilgrimage for Youth pro­gramme, Affinia Manhattan Hotel, New York, NY on 8 July, 2013.
  • Talk on Poverty to stu­dents from stu­dents par­tic­i­pat­ing in a pro­gram or­ga­nized by the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) on 10 July, 2013.
  • Talk on Children and Poverty to stu­dents from Bloomfield College, Bloomfield, New Jersey on 9 August, 2013.
  • Delivered the Message of the International Committee for October 17 at the United Nations Headquarters event to com­mem­o­rate United Nations International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on 17 October,  2013. Read the mes­sage here.

Engagements in 2012

  • Talk on Ending Poverty: The United Nations and Millennium Development Goals at a pub­lic event or­ga­nized by the West Texas A&M University Department of Communication, in co­op­er­a­tion with the Rotary Club of Canyon, Texas on 6 March, 2012. See event poster. See in­ter­views with Amarillo Globe News and The Prairie. See a student’s es­say in re­sponse to my talk.
  • Talk on Poverty and the Millennium Development Goals to the Rotary Club of Canyon, Texas on 6 March, 2012.
  • Talk on Poverty to stu­dents from the City College Chapter Student World Assembly (CCCSWA) on 25 May, 2012.
  • Talk on Children Living in Poverty to stu­dents from the The Odd Fellows and Rebekahs United Nations Pilgrimage for Youth pro­gramme, Affinia Manhattan Hotel, New York, NY on 26 June, 2012.
  • Talk on Poverty to US and in­ter­na­tion­al stu­dents from Columbia University’s High School Summer Program en­ti­tled “US Economy and Globalization” on 9 July, 2012.

Engagements in 2011

  • Talk on Millennium Development Goals to stu­dents from Eckerd College, Florida on 7 January, 2011.
  • Talk on Millennium Development Goals to stu­dents from Vienna Universty, Vienna, Austria on 11 February, 2011.
  • Talk on Millennium Development Goals at the 33rd Annual Lions Day at the United Nations on 18 March, 2011.
  • Talk on the Status of the Millennium Development Goals to stu­dents from Drew University, Madison, New Jersey on 16 March 2011.
  • Talk on Millennium Development Goals to stu­dents from Aarhus School of Business, Denmark  on 26 April, 2011.
  • Talk on Poverty to stu­dents from Berea College, Berea, Kentucky on 10 May, 2011.
  • Talk on Economic Development to stu­dents from Economic Development from the Nanyang Girls’ High School, Singapore on 20 May, 2011.
  • Talk on Millennium Development Goals to staff from Camden County Health Services Center, Blackwood, New Jersey on 12 July, 2011.
  • Talk on The Work of the United Nations to stu­dents at the School for Legal Studies, Brooklyn, New York on 24 October, 2011.
  • Opening Address on the United Nations at the 13th Annual University of Connecticut Model United Nations (UCMUN) con­fer­ence on 10 November 2011. See re­port of the event.
  • Keynote Speech on the Global Social Crisis at the 13th Annual University of Connecticut Model United Nations (UCMUN) con­fer­ence on 11 November 2011.

Engagements in 2010

  • Talk on Poverty to par­tic­i­pants in Leadership Newark on 13 January, 2010.  (Leadership Newark is a 2-year pub­lic pol­i­cy lead­er­ship de­vel­op­ment pro­gram de­signed for emerg­ing and es­tab­lished adult lead­ers, com­mit­ted to build­ing stronger com­mu­ni­ties through ac­tivism and civic en­gage­ment.)
  • Talk on the Millennium Development Goals, with spe­cial fo­cus on women, to stu­dents from Universidad Catolica Andres Bello Guayana, Bolívar, Venezuela on 3 February, 2010.
  • Talk on the Millennium Development Goals to stu­dents from Hofstra University, Long Island, New York on 18 February, 2010.
  • Talk on the Millennium Development Goals to the Foreign Policy Association of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on 25 March, 2010.
  • Commencement Address to the grad­u­at­ing class of the College of Staten Island High School for International Studies, Staten Island, New York on 24 June, 2010. Read the speech.
  • Talk on the Millennium Development Goals to stu­dents par­tic­i­pat­ing in the Summer on the United Nations Programme from Drew University, Madison, New Jersey on 8 July, 2010.
  • Talk on Poverty and Economic Development to stu­dents from the New York area par­tic­i­pat­ing in the Manhattan Multicultural Summer Youth Program (MMSY) or­ga­nized by Manhattan Multicultural Counselling on 29 July, 2010.
  • Lecture on the Millennium Development Goals in the “Hear it from the Experts” se­ries of lec­tures or­ga­nized by the Franciscans International on 13 October, 2010. Watch the video on Vimeo.

Engagements in 2009

  • Talk on Poverty and the Millennium Development Goals to stu­dents from the University of Applied Science (HTWG), Konstanz, Germany and Long Island University Global College, Long Island, New York on 3 March, 2009.
  • Talk on Poverty and the Millennium Development Goals to stu­dents from Freie Universitaet Berlin, Berlin, Germany and University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany par­tic­i­pat­ing in the National Model UN Conference on 2 April, 2009. See re­port of the event.
  • Talk on Poverty and the Millennium Development Goals to stu­dents from Asbury College (now Asbury University), Wilmore, Kentucky on 24 April, 2009.
  • Guest Lecturer on Poverty and the Millennium Development Goals to stu­dents par­tic­i­pat­ing in the Seminar on the United Nations and International Affairs (SUNIA) at Goldeye Lake Conference Centre, Alberta, Canada, August, 2009.
  • Talk on the Millennium Development Goals to vis­it­ing mem­bers of the United Nations Asoociation of Serbia in 2009 (date un­known).

Engagements in 2008

  • Talk on Development Issues and the New Approaches by the United Nations to Overcome Poverty to Master of Science in Policy Economics Program, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on 17 March, 2008.
  • Talk on Economic Development to stu­dents from the Faculty of International Relations, Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Nogrorod, Russia on 10 July, 2008.
  • Guest Lecturer on Poverty and the Millennium Development Goals to stu­dents par­tic­i­pat­ing in the Seminar on the United Nations and International Affairs (SUNIA) at Goldeye Lake Conference Centre, Alberta, Canada, August, 2008.
  • Lecture on Millennium Development Goals at the United Nations 63rd Anniversary Banquet or­ga­nized by the Global Learning Center of Wichita, Kansas on 19 October, 2008. See event fly­er.
  • Talk on United Nations and the Millennium Development Goals to stu­dents at the Berkeley Carroll School, Brooklyn, New York on 29 October, 2008.
  • Talk on Poverty in Developing Nations at the Human Rights Day Colloquium on “Human Rights and Poverty” or­ga­nized by Student World Assembly─NCC Chapter at Norwalk Community College, Norwalk, CT on 3 December, 2008. See event fly­er.

Engagements in 2007

  • Talk on Development Issues and the New Approaches by the United Nations to Overcome Poverty to Master of Science in Policy Economics Program, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in March, 2007.
  • Guest Lecturer on Poverty and the Millennium Development Goals to stu­dents par­tic­i­pat­ing in the Seminar on the United Nations and International Affairs (SUNIA) at Goldeye Lake Conference Centre, Alberta, Canada, August, 2007.

Engagements in 2004

  • Talk on Making glob­al­iza­tion work for poor peo­ple: The role of co­op­er­a­tives at the Conference on “The Culture of Development, Globalization and Cooperative Enterprises” or­ga­nized by Legacoop and the International Cooperative Alliance, Genova, Italy on 2-3 July 2004. 

 Engagements in 2003

  • Talk on Youth Entrepreneurship and Employment at the Asian Summit on Youth Entrepreneurship & Employment, New Delhi, India on 29-30 October, 2003.