UN Development Programme’s 2011 Annual Report on Strengthening Rule of Law in Crisis-Affected and Fragile Situations – a UN panel
When: Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 5:00 PM
Where: New York University Furman Hall, Room 214; 245 Sullivan Street, New York
How: RSVP to email@example.com
Why: The Center on International Cooperation at New York University presents a panel discussion on the occasion of the launch of the United Nations Development Programme’s 2011 Annual Report on Strengthening Rule of Law in Crisis-Affected and Fragile Situations. Introductory remarks by Mr. Jordan Ryan, Assistant Secretary-General and Director of the Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery (BCPR), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Panelists include: Ms. Christiana Tah, Minister of Justice, Liberia; His Honor Chancellor Kamal Bashir Idhan, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Libya; Justice Kalyan Shrestha, Supreme Court of Nepal. The panel will be moderated by Dr. Bruce Jones, Director of the NYU Center on International Cooperation, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution.
The high-level panelists will share their personal experiences in strengthening rule of law during highly complex political transitions, highlighting the opportunities and challenges of working towards this goal with international agencies such as UNDP. UNDP’s Global Programme on Strengthening the Rule of Law in Conflict and Post-Conflict Situations frames UNDP’s activities on issues of justice, security, and rule of law in crisis contexts. It creates linkages between engagement on protection with rule of law, and on humanitarian action with development principle.
New York Idealist Grad Fair
When: Tuesday June 19, 5:00pm-8:00pm
Where: 113 West 60th Street, New York
How: RSVP and view list of participating institutions here
Why: University Graduate and Professional Schools is proud to host the New York Idealist Graduate Fair. The fair will provide an opportunity to learn about a range of graduate programs offered by local, national and international universities, engage with admissions advisors about specific programs, application requirements, and deadlines attend a panel discussion about admissions and financial aid.
What Role Can Philanthropy Play in Restoring Civility to Our Society? – 2012 Spring Colloquium
When: Friday June 15, 10:00am-1:00pm
Where: Philanthropy New York, 79 Fifth Ave., 4th floor, NYC
How: Register here
Why: Every other year, the Council brings together recognized thought leaders from both the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors for a conversation exploring topics of critical interest to the future of the social sector. The 2012 Spring Colloquium will explore the extraordinary loss of civility in our society, what does it mean for the social sector and what role can we play in restoring it.
In schools and health centers, town halls, church grounds, and Congress we are losing the ability to negotiate, to compromise, to work and live together. Regardless of the focus of your work – education, health, environment, redevelopment, workforce or something else – the push to take sides, to draw lines in the sand, to create “wedge issues” is spreading like a cancer on our society.
In its wake we see our ability to have a positive impact undermined. Students can’t learn if they are fearful of bullying; neighborhoods can’t come together to rebuild if leaders won’t get along; charities doing good work can’t raise what they need if they are pitted against one another. And Congress, polarized as never before, becomes paralyzed at a time when we can least afford it.
Join your grantmaking colleagues to attend a live video feed from the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers 2012 Spring Colloquium. Bring your brownbag lunch and learn how the loss of civility in our society impacts the work we do.
- Dr. Kwame Anthony Appiah, Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Philosophy, Princeton University
- David Bornstein, Author of How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas
- Cathy Raphael, Chair of the Board of Directors, Ms. Foundation for Women
- Chris Satullo, Vice President, News and Civic Dialogue, WHYY Inc.
When: Wednesday-Thursday June 13-14, 8:00am-6:30pm
Where: Museum of Jewish Heritage 36 Battery Park Place, New York
How: Register here
Why: Join the Social Impact Exchange community of funders, social investors, philanthropists, and advisors to share knowledge, learn about innovative co-funding opportunities and develop a marketplace to help scale top-performing initiatives and build the field of scaling social impact.
- Strategies to achieve large-scale impact.
- How funder collaboratives can support scaling efforts.
- How major donors can co-fund with foundations to scale impact.
- Financial sustainability and exit strategies.
- Melody C. Barnes, CEO, Melody Barnes Solutions and Former Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council
- William I. Campbell, Senior Advisor, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
- Katherine Fulton, President, Monitor Institute
- Patrick McCarthy, President and CEO, The Annie E. Casey Foundation