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SAS Fall 2013 Exclusive United Nations Program: Make an Impact!

Imagine… being at the center of international politics and the forefront of humans rights debates.

Imagine… that you could interact directly with global leaders and that your voice could be heard on contested topics such as peace-building in Syria.

Imagine… the work that you put together being published by the UN and that it will be presented both in New York and Geneva.

We are pleased to announce that we have an exciting, hands-on leadership opportunity for Fall 2013 voyagers that lets you do all of those things. This is a unique opportunity for young leaders who are passionate about human rights, international security issues and careers in international relations to participate in the Human Rights Council at the United Nations in Geneva. The Human Rights Council is an intergovernmental body within the UN with 47 participating member states tasked with addressing human rights violations around the globe.

This special opportunity comes directly from a passionate SAS alumnae, Dr. Ariel R. King,  who is a current UN representative for the Department of Economic and Social Affairs and the Worldwide Organization for Women. Ariel is also the founder of Ariel Foundation International and has been working in child advocacy for 30 years. The program also has components of preparation and reflection on the ship with UN Reform expert and Political Science Professor Michael Fowler. This is sure to be a transformative and unforgettable experience!

Students will fly to Geneva and enjoy a private orientation at the Palais des Nations and receive a briefing about schedule and expectations. The group will meet with delegates of the Human Rights Council and will generate actual input into the “Right to Development” agenda with a collective response that will be published with the Youth and the UN series from Ariel Foundation International and presented at the United Nations in New York and Geneva at the beginning of December. In addition, students are granted exclusive access to attend various Human Rights Council sessions that will take place on September 13 and to have a private dinner. There may also be time to explore some of the many prominent organizations in the same area including the Red Cross Museum, World Health Organization, World Trade Organization, etc. After lots of hard work, enjoy an afternoon in Evian and the next day in Paris en route to rejoin the ship in La Havre, France.

Interested in being involved? Let us show you how:

Step 1: Sign up with the field office for program ANT 401-101 on your MyPassport page.

Step 2: Download the application online:

Step 3: Submit your entry by July 15th

There are 15-18 competitive spots for this program so you will get an admissions reply in late July.

We hope to see you in Geneva!

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