The Public Events Series, which is hosted by the NYU School of Professional Studies Center for Global Affairs (CGA,) features a provocative and diverse mix of free, public programs that examine global issues from a variety of perspectives. CGA public events highlight our academic communities and engage graduate students, faculty, diplomats, authors, policy-makers, and other notable figures in discussion of current global debates. Event attendees are invited to join these conversations and gain insight into today's most pressing global concerns.
Public events examine a range of issues and topics, including:
- Careers in Global Affairs – these events highlight practitioners working internationally (in civil society, UN & multilateral organizations, government & public sector, and private sector) who share their experiences in their careers and provide tips to prepare to work in their field. These discussions offer great networking for anyone seeking entry into internationally-focused opportunities.
- The United Nations – events examining current issues debated by UN member states as well as within the Secretariat, and approaches to global challenges offered by UN agencies and by other forms of multilateral cooperation.
- Energy, the Environment, and Sustainability – conversations on the changing landscape of global energy, the impact of human energy needs on the natural world, and how climate change and energy politics affect global affairs.
- Global Development and Peacebuilding – examine issues of human security, response to humanitarian crisis, and how individuals and communities work to transform conflict and sustain peace.
- Diplomacy and International Relations – discussions of US foreign policy, emerging world powers, and international conflict and cooperation featuring diplomats and foreign policy experts.
- Transnational Security, Human Rights, and International Law – these events offer insights into how states and the international community address transnational crime, terrorism, and security. Events also examine the mechanisms of international justice, including the response to war crimes and crimes against humanity.
- International Business and Finance – join debates on global trade, business development, and the relationship of international private sector and global affairs.