At the Conference

Speakers - Conf. B

Each year we are privileged to host an array of speakers at our NMUN conferences. We encourage all delegates, faculty, and guests to take advantage of this unique educational opportunity.

Karen J. Vogel Faculty Seminar Monday, 26 March at 8:00 pm - 2nd Floor Sheraton Hotel, Central Park West

Pamela S. Chasek
Pamela S. Chasek
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Pam is the co-founder and Executive Editor of the Earth Negotiations Bulletin and Professor of Government at Manhattan College in New York. She has published articles on developing country capacity building for environmental negotiations, scientific uncertainty in negotiations, professional cultures in negotiations, desertification and the UNCCD, and various environmental treaties and negotiating processes. Her most recent books are: The Roads from Rio: Lessons Learned from Twenty Years of Multilateral Environmental Negotiation (Routledge, 2012) and Global Environmental Politics, 7th edition (Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 2016). She was a Fulbright Senior Scholar in Wellington, New Zealand in 2007 and the results of her research have been published by the East-West Center: "Confronting Environmental Treaty Implementation Challenges in the Pacific Islands."

Delegate Seminars Tuesday, 27 March at 4:00 pm - 2nd Floor Sheraton Hotel

Delegates, Head Delegates, Faculty, and Guests are all encouraged to attend.

Media Panel (Room: Metropolitan East)

The press is under attack around the world. Are Fox News, CBS, NBC, BBC, CNN and Al Jazeera reporting about the same world? Attend this panel if you’re interested in the role media actually plays in today’s international affairs. Moderated by Pamela Falk, CBS News and Robert Windrem, NBC News. 

Pamela Falk
Pamela Falk
UN Resident Correspondent, CBS News TV & Radio
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Pamela Falk is a UN Resident Correspondent & Foreign Affairs analyst for CBS News TV & Radio and writes columns for various publications. She is on the Board of Directors of the Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She received her J.D. from Columbia University School of Law and her Ph.D. from New York University. She has taught at Columbia Law School and Columbia SIPA and was a staff director on Capitol Hill. She is a member of the NMUN Advisory Council.
Robert Windrem
Robert Windrem
Former Producer, NBC News
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Robert Windrem is a former Research Fellow at the NYU Center on Law and Security. For three decades, he worked as a producer for NBC News. During that time, he focused on topics related to international security, strategic policy, intelligence and terrorism. He is the winner of more than 40 national journalism awards for his work in print, television, and online journalism, including a Columbia-duPont Award, mostly for his work on international security issues. He is a member of the NMUN Advisory Council.

Demystifying the UN (Room: Metropolitan West)

Are you interested in better understanding and navigating the complex world of the United Nations? How does the UN work and not work, what are its strengths and weakness, who are the key players and how do things get done? These are the issues that will be discussed at this Panel. Join journalist Linda Fasulo, who represents NPR News at the UN and is author of "An Insider's Guide to the UN," along with UN officials and experts including UN Secretary-General's Deputy Spokesperson Farhan Haq and former UN Assistant Secretary-General Gillian Sorensen in a candid discussion of these topics.

Linda Fasulo
Linda Fasulo
Independent Correspondent, NPR News at the UN Author, An Insider's Guide to the UN
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Linda Fasulo is a journalist and author specializing in the UN and US foreign policy.  Based at the United Nations, she is a long-time independent correspondent for NPR News.  Linda has worked as UN Correspondent for NBC News and MSNBC and as Special UN Correspondent for US News and World Report magazine.  A frequent speaker on international issues, she has a Master’s in Public Administration and has also done graduate study in international affairs at Columbia University.  Her popular book, "An Insider's Guide to the UN," published by Yale University Press, is in its third edition. Linda serves on the Executive Committee of the UN Correspondents Association (UNCA).
Farhan Haq
Farhan Haq
Deputy Spokesperson for United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres
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Farhan Haq is the Deputy Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General António Guterres, and he has also worked as a spokesperson for Secretaries-General Kofi Annan and Ban Ki-moon. Prior to his work for the United Nations, he worked as a journalist, including for the InterPress Service newswire, the Yomiuri Shimbun daily and the Pacifica radio network in the US.
Gillian Sorensen
Gillian Sorensen
Former UN Assistant Secretary-General
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Gillian Sorensen has had a long career working with and for the UN. From 1978 to 1990, she was the New York City Commissioner for the UN. From 1993 to 1996, Ms Sorensen served as special advisor for public policy under Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali. She led the global commemoration of the UN’s Fiftieth Anniversary. From 1997 to 2003, she served as Assistant Secretary-General for external relations under Secretary-General Kofi Annan. She was responsible for outreach to civil society, including NGOs. Ms. Sorensen is currently on the Board of the International Rescue Committee and a long-time advisor to the UN Foundation. She is a graduate of Smith College and studied at the Sorbonne.

Addressing the Global Refugee Crisis in an Uncertain World: A Roadmap for Action (Room: Empire East)

Climate Change, the United Nations, and the Path Forward (Room: Empire West)