Senior United Nations diplomat, Ambassador Jonathan Allen, is the special guest speaker at our latest #BeTheChange event on Tuesday 6 November, from 9 to 10.30am at Leicester Castle Business School.
With the world facing growing uncertainty and as marginalised communities are increasingly frozen out by the ‘Big Government’ policies of the global superpowers, the role of the UN offers hope that countries can still work together towards common aims.
We are delighted to be joined at this event by Ambassador Jonathan Allen, the UK Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN.
A guest speaker at DMU’s first conference at the UN in New York last January, he will offer a unique insight into the challenges of international co-operation, at a time when responses to some of the world’s biggest challenges such as immigration and forced migration are impacted by rising nationalism.
From 9am there will be a chance to network over breakfast before the Q&A session begins at 9.30am. The event will be chaired by DMU’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dominic Shellard.
The discussion is expected to cover key questions such as:
- How useful are the Sustainable Development Goals as a tool for unilateral co-operation?
- Are we making quick enough progress towards them?
- What are the roles for citizens, academics, students, and what can we do collectively to achieve these goals?
Who can attend?
The event is open to all staff and students, and is especially relevant to anyone studying Law, International Relations and Politics. So we can manage numbers and catering, please register your interest by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted on Thursday 1st November 2018