United Nations Pathways

FDU has been associated with the United Nations since its inception in 1945, and that tradition has deepened through our partnership with the Ambassador's Club at the U.N. and our NGO status with the UN's Department of Public Information. The United Nations Pathways, organized by the Office of Global Learning, provides multiple U.N. programming for our FDU community.

 
 

Every semester the Office of Global Learning organizes various events, activities and opportunities that lead FDU students and faculty to the UN.

  • Ambassador Forums
  • Video Conferences
  • NGO Briefings
  • Student Alliance Group
  • Student UN Internships

 

Ambassador Forums


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Every semester a number of United Nations ambassadors and delegates visit our campuses to speak about a range of topics specific to the region they come from, the work of the United Nations, current events, and issues of global significance. The program is co-sponsored by the Ambassador's Club at the United Nations, with additional co-sponsorship at the Metropolitan campus by the Record and Herald News . All lectures are taped and available on our gig.org website. The forums are free and open to the public.

 

 

Video Conferences


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Fairleigh Dickinson University, in collaboration with the Ambassador's Club at the UN, sponsors interactive video conferences with the UN every semester. Video conferences feature several ambassadors, delegates and academics debating current global issues, followed by a question and answer session with faculty, students and staff at multiple universities. Live video feed from the United Nations is broadcast to both of the Fairleigh Dickinson University campuses as well as participating sites from universities across the nation.

 

NGO Briefings


NGO Briefings

The University is allocated three passes per day, for students, faculty and staff, to attend weekly Thursday briefings and open sessions at the United Nations in New York City.

Briefings are held in the Dag Hammarskjöld Library Auditorium and begin at 10:30 a.m. and end at 11:30 a.m. unless otherwise indicated. A thematically relevant UN video is usually screened at 10 a.m. before the briefing.



Student Alliance Group


This flagship program of UNA-USA engages students from all over the country to form a network of clubs and organizations within a university or high school to disseminate information and raise awareness about issues on the UN agenda.

 

Student UN Internships


Full and part time (unpaid) internship opportunities are available throughout the UN bureaucracy, but are highly competitive. Multiple UNA-USA internships are available to FDU students (graduate or undergraduate) enrolled full time. The Office of Global Learning can assist in securing these internship possibilities. They are available three times a year;  are competitive; and can be with a number of different departments.


 

United Nations Pathways

FDU Study Abroad Brouchure

Click here to view the United Nations Pathways Brochure


 If you have any questions or need more information on the U.N. Pathways Program, please feel free to email Sarah Horn at shorn@fdu.edu or you can reach her at (201) 692-7362.

Intercampus transportation for events available
To reserve transportation or for more information about these events, please feel free to email Sarah Horn at shorn@fdu.edu or you can reach her at (201) 692-7362.

Post-event dinner reservations
To reserve a seat at a post-event dinner, please contact the provost's office on the campus hosting the event: (201) 692-2486 on the Metropolitan Campus or (973) 443-8343 on the Madison campus.


Access our digital archive

Streaming Videos and Learning resources of all UN events are available in Video Streaming format on the Global Issues Gateway website's Global Events section http://www.gig.org/ge/


Our Partners

The UN Lecture Series is co-sponsored by the Ambassador's Club at the United Nations.

All events are hosted and moderated by H.E. Ambassador Ahmad Kamal (Wikipedia), founder and president of the UN’s Ambassador’s Club.

Also Fairleigh Dickinson University, in collaboration with the Ambassador's Club at the UN, sponsors interactive video conferences with the UN every semester.

Fairleigh Dickinson University's UN Pathways