Damian Grimshaw

Damian Grimshaw, Director of the UN's International Labor Organization's Research Department, lays out how the ILO works to improve the working conditions for people around the world, especially through its unique tripartite involvement of governments, labor and businesses. March 9, 2019

Dr. Robert Zuber

Dr. Robert Zuber, Director of Global Action to Prevent War, discusses how both conventional and nuclear weapons are a major threat to people worldwide, the role of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in overcoming major problems, the importance of the UN Paris Climate Change Agreement, the Iranian Nuclear Accord, and the Global Compact on Migration, as well as how many journalists are working in dangerous environments around the world.

Dagmar Andersch

Ms. Dagmar Andersch, Aviation Safety Officer in the UN Department of Operational Support, discusses how the UN monitors the aircraft that is used in humanitarian programs and the role of civil aviation to reduce its carbon footprint and to help alleviate global warming. March 16, 2019

Jo Ann Heppermann

Jo Ann Heppermann, a Rotary International leader in Kentucky, explains the Ending Cervical Cancer Program in Haiti Project and the See and Treat Method of detecting cervical cancer. March 16, 2019

Paddy Torsney

Paddy Torsney, the Inter-Parliamentary Union's Permanent Observer to the UN, focuses on the importance of promoting democracy, enhancing sustainable development, combating climate change, empowering women, and working toward international peace and security. January 25, 2019

Steve Schlesinger

Steve Schlesinger, author of "Act of Creation: Founding of the United Nations" identifies how the UN is crucial to promoting world peace, economic and social development and human rights, while indicating how the Trump Administration has weakened the US, the UN and world due to many of its detrimental policies at the UN and in other international bodies.

Dr. Valerie Karr

Dr. Valerie Karr, Assistant Professor of International Development, School for Global Inclusion and Social Development, University of Massachusetts, describes her book "Crisis, Conflict, and Disability: Ensuring Equality," the inclusion of people with disabilities into society and the "No One Left Behind" movement. January 21, 2019

Dr. Eunhee Jung

Dr. Eunhee Jung, Founder & President of IVECA (the Intercultural Virtual Exchange of Classroom Activities), focuses on the importance of virtual education learning to promote intercultural competence and sensitivity that help to create a more prosperous and peaceful world. January 20, 2019

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