Amir Dossal

Amir Dossal, CEO of the Global Partnerships Forum, discusses the role of the public and private sectors to promote sustainable development, the importance of empowering women, and achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals such as eliminating poverty and preserving the oceans. January 20, 2019

Andrew Hudson

Andrew Hudson, Head of the Water and Ocean Governance Program in the UN Development Program, identifies the challenges of overall ocean contamination and pollution, especially the major problems of overfishing, invasive species, pollution, habitat loss and ocean acidification. January 2, 2019

Dr. Michael Cairo

Dr. Michael Cairo, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Political Science at Transylvania University, focuses on how Jerusalem is a contested city, as well as how the US is no longer considered a neutral broker in promoting peace between the Israelis and Palestinians. January 2, 2019

Dr. John Cobb

Dr. John Cobb, an American Author, Theologian, Environmentalist and Philosopher, discusses his most recent book, Putting Philosophy to Work: Toward an Ecological Civilization and how ecological civilization is an "alternative" to the modern industrial age. January 2, 2019

Chandra Roy-Henriksen

Chandra Roy-Henriksen, a Chakma from the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh, is Chief of the UN's Indigenous Peoples and Development Branch. Ms. Roy-Henriksen highlights unique challenges to indigenous peoples pertaining to the environment, health, loss of land rights and education. January 2, 2019

Pramila Patten

Ms. Pramila Patten, the UN Secretary General Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, focuses on what is being done to assist thousands of vulnerable people who undergo sexual violence in conflict zones. November 29, 2018

Dr. Jim Tidwell

Dr. Jim Tidwell, Kentucky State University's Division of Aquaculture Chair, discusses the role that aquaculture will play in the future in providing food supplies, given that the oceans are overfished and the population is expanding dramatically. October 27, 2018

Dr. Selim Jahan

Dr. Selim Jahan, Director of the Human Development Report Office at the United Nations Development Program. highlights some of his office's human development reports and the role they play in helping all people on the planet make strides in the areas of education, food security and employment opportunities.

Stefan Schweinfest

Mr. Stefan Schweinfest, Director of the Statistics Division (UN DESA), talks about the importance of statistics in helping to confirm whether programs, such as poverty reduction or gender empowerment, are reaching their goals and targeted audiences. October 28, 2018

Vanessa Chauhan

Vanessa Chauhan, an Advisor with the Global Hotlines Consulting team at Polaris Project, explains the Global Hotline and what is being done by her organization, the UN and others to combat human trafficking. October 27, 2018

Dr. Michael Waters

Dr. Michael Waters, Rotary Foundation Chair and Board Member Rotary Club of Research Triangle Park, discusses Rotary International, Rotary's Polioplus program and how his local club sponsored a unique event called "STEAM: Changing the World." October 27, 2018

Rick Smyre

Rick Smyre, an internationally recognized Futurist specializing in "community transformation," focuses on his newest project, "Unleashing a 21st Century Narrative," that introduces the idea of "meta-ecosystem for transformation," which may dramatically change the planning and decision-making processes worldwide. October 27, 2018

Jonathan Pearson

Jonathan Pearson, Advocacy Director with the National Peace Corps Association, discusses the NPCA and the US Peace Corps goals to provide technical assistance in several developing countries, help people overseas better understand Americans and vice versa and share the Peace Corps experience with fellow Americans. October 13, 2018

Ambassador Thomas Graham Jr.

Ambassador Thomas Graham Jr., a former senior U.S. diplomat, was involved in the negotiation of every international arms control and non-proliferation agreement from 1970 to 1997, discusses landmark treaties such as the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) and Strategic Arms Reduction Treaties (START). October 23, 2018

Dr. Charles E. Ziegler

Dr. Charles E. Ziegler, Professor at the University of Louisville and Director of the Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order, discusses a wide-range of issues such as genocide in Africa, conflict in Afghanistan, climate change and the US violation of the Iranian Nuclear Agreement. October 24, 2018

Dr. Kwang H. Suh

Dr. Kwang H. Suh, a South Korean National who is a Distinguished Senior Scholar and Professor of Political Science & Criminal Justice, offers four specific recommendations as to how the Korean Peninsula can be unified. October 13, 2018

Dr. Chin-Kyung Kim

Dr. Chin-Kyung Kim, founding President of two universities in China and North Korea and an honorary citizen of North Korea, offers suggestions to bring peace to the Korean Peninsula? October 22, 2018

Dr. Stefan Peterson

Dr. Stefan Peterson, Chief of the Health Section for UNICEF based in New York, focuses on UNICEF's strategy for health to achieve two main goals: end preventable maternal, newborn and child deaths and promote the health and development of all children. July 14, 2018

Shabari Nair

Mr. Shabari Nair, who is a Technical Specialist on Migration and other Multilateral issues with the International Labor Organization, is ILO's focal person for the Global Compact on Migration. July 14, 2018

Peter Mulrean

Mr. Peter Mulrean, Director of the Representative Office of UNRWA (the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East) New York., discusses the current financial situation with UNRWA, given the US has reduced its funding by over 80%. July 14, 2018