UNA Brooklyn will host a UN Day event on Thursday, October 23rd, 6:30-8:30 at the Long Island University Brooklyn Campus, 1 University Plaza. If you want to reserve a spot at the event please RSVP on Facebook or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no cost.
To bring real and lasting peace to end a violent conflict, the UN often must disarm, demobilize, and reintegrate (DDR) troops and militias and institute strategic sector reform (SSR), meaning build capacity, efficiency, and unity among military and law enforcement personnel. We are bringing together a spectacular expert panel to discuss these critical components of successful UN peacekeeping operations: Christopher O'Donnell, a program officer with the UN Department of Peacekeeping, DDR section, with ten years of very recent field experience in DDR operations; Professor Mark Ungar from Brooklyn College, who has published extensively on post-conflict, multilateral efforts with a focus on Central America. Professor Ungar has also advised the UN in its post-conflict programs that incorporate DDR and SSR strategies. We are especially honored to have Joseph Stephanides, a 28 year veteran of the UN and an adjunct professor at the Brooklyn Campus of Long Island University’s UN Graduate Program. Mr. Stephanides Head of the Office of the UN Secretary-General in Iran (UNOSGI) and Head of the Kamanjab and Sesfontein Political Office of the United Nations Transition
Assistance Group (UNTAG).
By attending and participating in this event, you’ll learn how UN peacebuilding operations really unfold and have the opportunity to network with the experts who have planned them and made them happen!