Engagements in 2018

  • Talk on Poverty, Hunger and Food Security to students from Virgil I Grissom Middle School participating in the NYC Junior Ambassadors initiative on 29 January 2018.
  • Talk on Population, Poverty and Sustainable Development to students at Garden International School, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 13 March, 2018.
  • Talk on Economic Development to students from State University of New York, New Paltz on 20 April, 2018.

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

  • Talk on Poverty to students from Jamaica Gateway to the Sciences High School, Queens, New York on 16 January 2014.
  • Talk on Poverty to students from Action for Peace through Prayer and Aid (APPA) United Nations Youth Leadership Program on 23 January 2014.
  • Talk on Poverty to students and faculty from Stuyvesant High School, New York, NY on 27 May, 2014.
  • Talk on Poverty to students from the Odd Fellows and Rebekahs United Nations Pilgrimage for Youth programme, Affinia Manhattan Hotel, New York, NY on 7 July, 2014.
  • 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,  2014. Read the message here.
  • Talk on Poverty to students and faculty from The Columbia Secondary School for Math, Science, & Engineering, New York, NY on 21 November, 2014. Read responses of students to my talk.

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.