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Global Conversations: The United Nations Post-2015
September 14, 2016 @ 6:00 pm CDT/ Free
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the United Nations and the halfway point in its global effort to eradicate poverty, hunger, and discrimination. But as the UN’s 193 member states look back at the success of the millennium development goals, they also must assess their needs for its sustainable development goals—a new series of benchmarks, which are set to expire in 2030. With the appointment of the ninth Secretary-General in the near future as well, the next U.S. President is bound to have quite a lot on his or her plate going into office.
Michael Eaton, Executive Director of NCCA-NMUN (National Collegiate Conference Association – National Model United Nations) and Truman scholar, will lead a discussion on how the new sustainable development goals will shape the future of the UN and its member states.
Michael Eaton has served as Executive Director of NCCA-NMUN since 2004 and has helped expand National Model UN programming to include more than 6,000 college participants annually. Prior to his current position, he was the Director of Enrollment Services and Marketing for the Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs. Honors include being named a Truman Scholar. Mr. Eaton has served as an adjunct faculty member at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota, a Trustee of the Center for UN Reform Education and board member and past-President of the United Nations Association of Minnesota. He is a current member of the National Council of UNA-USA and is pursuing a doctorate in international education at the University of Minnesota. Michael has a bachelor’s degree in economics, summa cum laude, from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN and a master’s degree in nonprofit management and the scholar award from Hamline University in St. Paul, MN.
Produced in partnership with the Friends of the Minneapolis Central Library and United Nations Association Harold E. Stassen Division in Minnesota.