Visit the UN-HQ in NYC with Ambassador Lakhdar Brahimi this Spring Break!


On March 29, during spring break, Ambassador Brahimi, former UN Under Secretary-General and Special Advisor to the UN Secretary-General and Practitioner-in-Residence of the Einaudi Center in Spring 2016, will lead a one-day visit to the United Nations in New York City focusing on conflict and conflict resolution. Students will have an opportunity to meet and interact with some of the people whose day job is to deal with peace and security issues in the entire world including UN Senior Officials and Diplomats. Focusing on a limited number of cases, the objectives are to better understand the main facets of conflict (its root causes, evolution management, and resolution) and how outside intervention in its many manifestations have been helpful or harmful in dealing with the conflict under consideration. 

While the UN-trip supplements a new course jointly taught by Professor Muna Ndulo and Ambassador Brahimi (LAW 6190) this spring, it is also open to students interested in diplomacy, conflict, and conflict resolution.

To apply, students should send a half-page (150-200 words) note about their interest and expected learning outcomes to Dr. Heike Michelsen ( before March 1, 2016. 

The Einaudi Center will sponsor transportation and entry fees to the UN buildings. Students will be expected to cover their lunch and dinner expenses.