Looking for PEACE QUEST 2016?
Please join us on
October 30, 2016
3:30pm to 6:00pm
(check in beginning at 3pm; scroll down to see detailed schedule!)
Erickson Hall Kiva
620 Farm Lane, Michigan State University
FREE parking in front of the building!
for our annual
REGISTER ON-LINE HERE
Early Bird Pricing if you register before October 26th!
$10--students & limited income
Here's what's in store for the celebration:
Check in starting at 3pm
(see detailed schedule below!)
Keynote speaker Professor Susan Waltz, a scholar and practitioner in international human relations from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at University of Michigan will address "The UN at 71: Its Challenges & Opportunities." Read about Dr. Waltz here.
We'll also be joined by Rachel Pittman, Senior Director of Membership & Programs at UNA-USA who will speak about "One Humanity, Shared Responsibility: Addressing the Refugee Crisis." Ms. Pittman will also help us announce Adopt A Future, an exciting, ambitious, & worthwhile new initiative you will want to know about.
In addition to our excellent speakers you will enjoy:
The UN Day Celebration is sponsored by Greater Lansing UNA and its partners:
International Studies & Programs, Michigan State University
LATTICE (Linking All Types of Teachers to International Cross-Cultural Education).
Asian Studies Center, Michigan State University
African Studies Center, Michigan State University
ONE HUMANITY, SHARED RESPONSIBILITY
3:30 p.m. Registration, hors d’oeuvre dinner, conversation
Music provided by Waverly High School String Quartet
Becca Spurbeck-Cello Khalmiah Nelson-Viola
Kaitlyn Tyson-1st Violin Tamary Harris-2nd violin
4:00 p.m. Playing for Change – Song Around the World “One Love”
4:10 p.m. Welcome - Lynn Bartley, President, GL-UNA
4:15 p.m. Nuraina Zakri and Marissa Manshah
4:25 p.m. Dr. Nancy Lubeski, Vice President Global Education,
GL-UNA, presents the Global Education Awards
Student Award -Shreya Srivastava, Haslett High School
Teacher Awards - Heidi Irvine, Holt High School
- Robert Lurie, Waverly High School
4:35 p.m. Dr. Joe Hess, Past President, GL- UNA, presents the
Global Citizen UNA Leadership in Michigan Award
- Dr. Lyndon Babcock, President MI Division UNA
4:40 p.m. Dr. David Wiley, Vice President Advocacy, GL-UNA
Introduction of Professor Susan Waltz
4:45 p.m. Professor Susan Waltz , School of Public Policy at the
University of Michigan
“The UN at 71: Its Challenges and Opportunities”
5:15 p.m. Rachel Pittman, Senior Director of Membership and Programs UNA-USA
“One Humanity, Shared Responsibility: Addressing the Refugee Crisis”
5:40 p.m. Launch of GL-UNA “Adopt-a-future” Initiative
Noor Ali, MSU sophomore, Master Card Scholar from
Somalia, grew up in Hagadera refugee camp in Kenya.
David Wiley and Lynn Bartley
Opportunity for Adopt-a-Future Action and Involvement/Closing
5:55p.m. Playing for Change-Song Around the World“Chanda Mama”
"More than ever before in human history, we share a common destiny. We can master it only if we face it together. And that is why we have the United Nations.”