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Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference / Members Day at the UN – February 11, 2011

February 6, 2011

 9:00    Registration

 9:30    Introduction of Morning Session

                Opening – Jeanne Betsock Stillman, Conference Co-Chair  

                Welcome to the UN –  Ambassador Lazarous Kapambwe, President of

                 ECOSOC, Permanent Representative of Zambia to the United Nations

9:45 Keynote Speakers

           A. Edward Elmendorf, Executive Director, UNA-USA, UN Foundation

           Mike Beard, Director, Better World Campaign, UN Foundation

10:10 Today’s Headlines: Upheaval in the Arab World

          Jeffrey Laurenti, The Century Foundation  

          Hanny Megally, International Center for Transitional Justice

10:25 Energy and Climate Change

         Moderator:  George A. Garland,  Conference Executive Director

         Leslie Black Cordes, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, UN Foundation

         Paul Loeffelman,  American Electric Power

         Cynthia Rosenzweig, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies;  Inter-

            Governmental Panel for Climate Change; NYC Climate Change Task Force

         Q and A

11:40 New Dimensions in Health, Gender, and Development

        Moderator: Dr. Padmini Murthy, New York Medical College School of Health

            Sciences and Practice; Medical Women’s International Association

        David Aylward,  mHealth Alliance, UN Foundation

        Chris van der Pelt, UN Global Pulse 

        Anne-Marie Goetz, Governance, Peace and Security, UN Women

        Q and A

12:45  Options  (Lunch / Career Event / Chapter-Building Skills Session)

1:00 Your Path to a Career in International Affairs

       (Conference Room 1),

       Introductions: Meron Demisse, Conference Co-Chair

       Moderator: Fasil Amdetsion – Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

       Natalie Reid – (International Law), Debevoise & Plimpton 

       Raj Kumar – (International Development), Devex

       Cindy Helen Brea – (International Finance), Deutsche Bank 

       Q and

1:00 Chapter-Building Skills Event – Informal

         Liubov Grechen, UNA-USA

         Roger Nokes, UNA-USA

         Jeanne Betsock Stillman

         Catherine D. White 

2:15 Introduction of Afternoon Session: Jeanne Betsock Stillman

2:20   Keynote Speaker

         Cheick Sidi Diarra, Under-Secretary-General, Special Adviser on

            Africa and High Representative for the Least Developed Countries,

            Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States    

2:30   Africa’s Transformation in the 21st Century: Capturing its Economic Dynamism

         Moderator:  Meron Demisse

         Tegegnework Gettu, Africa Bureau, UN Development Programme 

         Steven Fox, Veracity Worldwide 

         J. Skyler Fernandes, South African Chamber of Commerce in America

         Gustavo Eiben, Aureos Capital

         Q and A

3:30   Break

3:45   Afghanistan: Is A Negotiated Settlement Possible?

        Moderator: Jeffrey Laurenti  

        C. Christine Fair, Georgetown University

        Ambassador Robert Finn, Princeton University; Member, Brahimi-

           Pickering Task Force on Afghanistan; former U.S. Ambassador to


        Ambassador Abdullah Hussain Haroon, Permanent Representative of

           Pakistan to the United Nations

        Ambassador Dr. Zahir Tanin, Permanent Representative of Afghanistan

           to the United Nations

         Q and A

4:50    Wrap up

 5:00    Adjourn

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