Global Development and Peacebuilding
Join CGA to examine new models in development, foreign aid and humanitarian assistance in response to crisis, and how individuals and communities work to transform conflict and sustain peace.
REFLECTIONS FROM THE FIELD: THE ROLE OF YOUTH IN MAKING, BUILDING, AND SUSTAINING PEACE
CO-SPONSORED BY THE NYUSPS PEACE RESEARCH AND EDUCATION PROGRAM (PREP) AND THE PEACE AND CONFLICT TRANSFORMATION CLUB
Friday, September 21, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
A panel of MSGA students who have recently completed summer graduate student consultancies through the Workshop in Applied Peacebuilding will address the importance of Sustaining Peace from the perspective of youth—both young practitioners and young stakeholders. Following their discussion, join a panel of senior practitioners for a critical discussion about how youth-focused peacebuilding is becoming recognized as an increasingly crucial element of programs and processes that seek to contribute to the construction of peaceful societies globally.
Moderator: Thomas Hill, Clinical Associate Professor, NYUSPS Center for Global Affairs; Director, NYUSPS Peace Research and Education Program (PREP)
INTERNATIONAL CAREERS WITH NGOs AND CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS
Thursday, October 4, 6:30 – 7:45 p.m.
Moderated by Brad Heckman, Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor of Global Affairs, NYUSPS Center for Global Affairs
LEGAL OUTCASTS: DEPRIVATION OF CITIZENSHIP AND ITS GLOBAL CONSEQUENCES
CO-SPONSORED BY THE STUDENT ASSOCIATION OF GLOBAL AFFAIRS (SAGA)
Thursday, October 18, 6:30 – 7:45 p.m.
Every person has a human right to nationality; yet over 10 million people worldwide are “stateless” meaning no State considers them citizens. Stateless people have difficulty accessing basic services, such as medical care, education, or bank accounts. In some cases, governments create discriminatory policies that target specific groups’ nationality on a mass-scale due to their ethnicity, religion, gender, or other factors. The Rohingya in Myanmar, people of Haitian descent in the Dominican Republic, and most recently four million Muslim residents of the Indian state of Assam have all have been rendered stateless due to mass deprivation of citizenship by their governments. Mass deprivation of citizenship by a government can leave entire communities vulnerable to the loss of property, exploitation, and even mass killing or genocide.
How can we understand these cases of reclassifying residents as non-citizens, and what do they signal about the intents or directions of governments that are taking these actions? Where might this happen next? Join us for a panel discussion on what can be done about mass deprivation of citizenship. Legal experts, activists, and diplomats also will discuss where we can expect the next debates over citizenship worldwide.
Moderator: Laura Bingham, Senior Managing Legal Officer, Open Society Justice Initiative