UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, UN and international organization leaders address students at 2016 Maxwell NYC Intercession
Two dozen lucky students
participating in the Maxwell School’s January intercession course in New York
Organizations: Managing for Change” got an up-close look at the inner workings
of the United Nations organization through a series of speeches and lectures by
current and former top officials—and a serendipitous invitation to attend a
press briefing by current UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
This year’s program
featured presentations by Jan Eliasson, UN Deputy Secretary General; Carol
Bellamy, Executive Director, UNICEF (1995-2005); Amir Abdulla, Deputy Executive
Director, World Food Program; Movses Abelian, Director, UN Security Council;
and Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, and
The 7-day course is taught
by Maxwell Professor of Practice Catherine Bertini, who previously served as UN
under secretary-general for management (2003-05) and as executive director of
the UN World Food Program (1992-2002).
“The class was a wonderful opportunity to get immersed in the work of
the Organization and learn from the best in the field,” said Camila Urbina, a
Maxwell student who participated in the program. “A unique blend of theory and
practice, it was a once in a lifetime experience to see international relations
in action and to envision our place in its future."
Students also enjoyed connecting
with Maxwell’s robust NYC professional network at a reception co-hosted by the
office of alumni relations. 02/25/16