Women. Peace and Security at the United Nations

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Date & Time: Wednesday, June 26, 2013
4:30 AM-9:00 PM
Suggested Audiences: Elders, Adult, College, High School, Middle School
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United Nations
First Avenue and 45th Street
New York, NY 10017
Cost: $295 with transportation from Worcester/Providence/Boston: $195 meet at the UN. RSVP by 6/1/13
Sponsored by: Institute for Global Leadership
Description: A One-Day Trip to New York to the United Nations to explore the topic Women, Peace and Security. RSVP by 6/1/2013 with full payment by credit card, check or paypal. Information at 508-753-4172 vswain@global-leader.org.

Offered by Virginia Swain, Institute for Global Leadership who will speak about Security Council Resolution 1325, Women, Peace and Security. Briefing by UN expert Michiko Kuroda (Invited)

Recent participant Dave Woessner of Harvard Divinity School commented, "Virginia brings a passion for the UN and the multilateral peace process that is contagious and engrossing. The exposure to diplomatic officials and NGO professionals offers an unbelievable degree of access into the functioning of the UN. It is emotionally edifying and spiritually uplifting power-networking, and you'll never look at the UN the same way again. Great work is being done there and Virginia brings you into the heart of it."

Tuition: $295 with transportation from New England $195 meet at the UN; RSVP to Virginia Swain 508-753-4172 vswain@global-leader.org; RSVP by with full payment with a check to 32 Hill Top Circle, Worcester, MA 01609 or credit cards at vswain@global-leader.org at paypal.com or call 508-245-6843 for visa/mastercard.

Reflect in the Dag Hammarskjold Meditation Room. http://www.un.org/depts/dhl/dag/meditationroom.htm and What is the Meditation Room? Fact Sheet #19

UN Tour on UN history and spectacular art from all over the world. http://www.un.org/tours/pages/wv.htm.

Lunch in an elegant restaurant near the UN

Shop in the UN Gift Shops and Book Store http://www.un.org/MoreInfo/pubsvs.html; https://unp.un.org/bookshop/

Virginia Swain will be your guide on the way down and speak about her 20 year career teaching Reconciliation Leadership at the UN. http://www.global-leader.org/gl_leadership_splash.html and its relevance to Security Council Resolution 1325. See Virginia’s work with Security Council Resolution 1325: Women and Peace and Security: http://www.peacewomen.org/news_article.php?id=198&type=event

Leave Boston 4:30 am Providence/Worcester 5:00 am, Hartford 6:00; Return Hartford 7:30, Providence/Worcester, 8:30, Boston 9:30 pm

Transportation from Springfield, Hartford, New Haven and Stamford via Amtrak

Transportation from New London, Old Saybrook, New Haven and stops on Metro North: Shore Line East and Metro North

Biographical Notes on the Speaker, Guide and Teacher of the United Nations:

Michiko Kuroda (Invited) is an International Mediator at the United Nations, and Certified Mediator in NY State. Former Chief of Staff at United Nations peacekeeping and peacebuilding missions in Timor-Lester. Her other experience includes: Senior Management Analyst in Department of Peacekeeping Operations, Senior Conflict Management Officer in the Ombudsman's Office, Program Manager, Capacity Development Program, Headquarters Committee on Contracts. Currently, she teaches at Mercy College as Adjunct Professor. Board Member of the Institute of Mediation and Conflict Resolution, Bronx. Her publications include Early Warning and Conflict Resolution,(co-editor), McMillan & St.Martin's Press, London & New York, 1992. Studied in Belgium, USA, Switzerland, in
addition to her studies in Japan.

Virginia Swain, Director, Institute for Global Leadership,has 20 years experience in the UN community and 25 years of practical experience on five continents as an educator, consultant, ombuds, mediator, mentor, counselor, manager and trainer in commercial and non-profit enterprises including Peace Corps teaching in Africa.

For more go to www.global-leader.org and www.centerglobalcommunitylaw.org and go to http://www.global-leader.org/gl_untours.html Background Papers and Media on Virginia Swain’s 20-year career in the United Nations community:

Reconciliation as Policy: A Capacity-Building Proposal for Renewing Leadership and Development, Virginia Swain and Sarah Sayeed 2005 prepared for the 2005 Conference on Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York.

A Leadership and Practice to Reconcile Challenges in a Post-September 11th World, Virginia Swain and Sarah Sayeed 2006, for a paper for the Journal of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies, December 2006

Virginia’s Television show, Imagine Worcester and the World

"As I See It- A Remedy for Political Incivility." by Virginia Swain, Worcester Telegram and Gazette, October 30, 2006. 
"Finding peace through inner strength: Worcester writer helps others chart course in turbulent times." by Pamela Sacks, Worcester Telegram and Gazette, September 1, 2006.

"Dedicated Visionaries Keep Faith in World Governance." by Albert Southwick, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, March 19, 2006.

"Learning to Lead in Harmony." by Art Simas, Worcester Telegram and Gazette, March 14, 2005.

"Local Expert Backs UN." by Mark Melady, Worcester Telegram and Gazette, December 26, 2004.

"Partners in Peace," Salve Regina, September 2002

For more, go to ttp://www.centerglobalcommunitylaw.org/wl_aboutus.html.

More Information: Website: http://www.global-leader.org
E-mail: vswain@global-leader.org
Phone: 508-753-4172
Entered by: Virginia Swain

Created: January 2, 2011 at 6:43 PM
Last Modified: April 13, 2013 at 10:22 AM

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