Dr. Anthony Feinstein

Dr. Anthony Feinstein is a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto and is a neuropsychiatrist. He has undertaken a number of studies investigating how front-line journalists are affected by their work covering war and man-made and natural disasters.

Dr. Ayodele Odusola

Dr. Ayodele Odusola, Chief Economist and Head of the Strategy and Analysis Team for the United Nations Development Program's Regional Bureau for Africa, discusses a wide-range of issues affecting the 54 African countries, such as how to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals, role of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD), income inequality and Best Practices in the area of Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

Izumi Nakamitsu

Izumi Nakamitsu, Under-Secretary General of United Nations Disarmament Affairs, discusses UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres' Disarmament Agenda and how it is working to forestall a new nuclear arms race, encourage the nuclear powers back into negotiations after two decades of stalemate and end the "state-led paralysis" regarding cyberwarfare and killer robots.

Michelle Leighton

Michelle Leighton, Chief of Migration Department, UN International Labor Organization, focuses on the Fair Migration Agenda, how it ties into the ILO's Constitution of 1919 calling for the "protection of the interests of workers when employed in countries other than their own," and how over 250 million immigrants have unique challenges.

Theresa Schieber

Theresa Schieber, Chief Social Impact Officer with Givewith, highlights an innovative social enterprise that connects brands with nonprofits to leverage business transactions that help create substantive social change. April 3, 2019

Daniela Bas

Daniela Bas, Director of the Division for Inclusive Social Development in the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, highlights the challenges in confronting the disparities in income inequality, education, health and other areas when dealing with groups such as older persons, indigenous peoples and persons with disabilities.

Dr. Gregory Hall

Dr. Gregory Hall, Associate Professor at the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce at the University of Kentucky, explains the major challenges since the Cold War confronting the US and the Trump Administration’s initiatives that have weakened the US and its allies by withdrawing from the UN Paris Climate Change Agreement and the Iran Nuclear Deal. March 25, 2019

Eva Maria Jansen

Eva Maria Jansen, a Human Resources Officer in the United Nations Secretariat, describes the program to recruit and train the most qualified personnel to work in UN agencies and the efforts to develop substantive conferences, such as in the area of disabilities. March 22, 2019

Patricia Holly Purcell

Ms. Patricia Holly Purcell, Head of Partnerships in the United Nations Global Compact Cities Programme, explains the unique role that cities will play in the future in regards to developing clean energy, combating climate change, creating employment opportunities, and enhancing the quality of life, as well as how partnerships are critical to achieving these goals.

Dr. Judy Kuriansky

Dr. Judy Kuriansky, an advocate for mental health and well-being at the UN and worldwide, describes the work she has done in Jordan, Lebanon, Iran, Vietnam and many other areas of the world to help people who have been victims of natural and human traumatic disasters, such as earthquakes and civil wars. March 21, 2019

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