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Assistant Dean for Civic Engagement Brian Mateo Among the Speakers at UNA-USA’s 2019 Global Engagement Summit at UN Headquarters

Brian Mateo, assistant dean, Bard Center for Civic Engagement, and director of strategic partnerships, Bard Globalization and International Affairs Program, will moderate a human rights panel at the United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA) 2019 Global Engagement Summit, which takes place Friday, February 22, from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. at UN headquarters in New York, NY. Panelists will discuss how rights advocates on a diversity of issues—including criminal justice, the SDGs, LGBTI equality, and asylum—have strategically used UN institutions, tools, and mechanisms to generate change.

Panelists include: 

·      H.E. Mr. Milenko E. Skoknic Tapia, Permanent Representative of Chile to the UN
·      Soffiyah Elijah, Executive Director, Alliance of Families for Justice
·      Sam Brinton, Head of Advocacy and Government Affairs, The Trevor Project
·      Kelly Razzouk, Director of Policy and Advocacy, International Rescue Committee

The Global Engagement Summit brings together over 1,500 grassroots organizers and world leaders to discuss some of the world’s most critical issues. To learn more about the Summit, please click here.

You can watch the event live on http://webtv.un.org. Please follow the UNA-USA’s social media platforms to stay updated.

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Post Date: 02-12-2019