The UN Boot Camp consists of a series of seminars and lectures led by UN officials, diplomats, and a wide range of leaders and experts from academia, civil society, government and the private sector currently working with the UN to address global challenges. Participants will attend briefings at UN Headquarters, the United States Mission to the UN, and several leading non-governmental organizations in New York. Students will also spend two days of the program in Washington, DC, where they will meet with key decision-makers and other senior officials from the Department of State, Congressional Staff, the United Nations Information Center and representatives of various, non-governmental organizations, and think tanks which interact with the UN system. Click here to learn more and how to apply.
The Leadership Across the Branches conference will be a one-day public event in Madison, Wisconsin on Friday, November 17, 2017 at the Fluno Center. It will showcase esteemed individuals (from both parties) from the judicial, executive, and legislative branches at both the federal and state levels. Panelists will discuss an aspect of leadership in their work and offer suggestions on where more leadership and collegiality are needed. Panels will take place throughout the day. The first panel in the morning will focus on Leadership in Congress (which is where we would ask you to participate); another on Leadership in the State Legislature; another will address Public Leadership From the Media’s Perspective; another on Leadership in the Executive Branch; and one on Leadership in the Courts.
Get energized, enlightened, informed, and inspired at the Badger Leaders Conference, November 9–11.
The conference will open with a Thursday-night reception featuring keynote speakers Jim Doyle ’67 and Jessica Doyle ’67, MS’76. The former Wisconsin governor and his educator wife — who both served as Peace Corps volunteers — will share their thoughts about the university, public service, and the Wisconsin Idea.
This conference will prepare you for continued success in your volunteer and professional endeavors. Don’t miss this opportunity to spend time on campus this fall and soak up some Badger spirit!
“Critical, Historical, and Comparative Perspectives on International Humanitarian Law,” will be held at the Pyle Center on April 21-22, 2017. The conference will be an interdisciplinary conversation on the histories, rules, and implementation of international humanitarian law with the goal of beginning an exchange among practitioners, lawyers, and scholars who focus specifically on international humanitarian law in its own right, as well as in comparison with human rights and criminal law.
Visit the conference website for the program and a list of participants.
The 2017 Midwest Political Science Undergraduate Research Conference, which is being hosted by Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas, and will take place March 31 and April 1. This is a great opportunity for undergraduate students that are working on their own research papers, and would like to gain experience presenting at an academic conference. For more information click here.
Capitol Hill Days is open to anyone, and there is no registration fee. Students are eligible to apply for a travel and housing stipend to cover their costs for the weekend. For more information and registration click here.
The 57th annual Naval Academy Foreign Affairs Conference (NAFAC) on April 11-13, 2017. NAFAC is one of the United States’ leading foreign affairs conferences for undergraduate students to discuss global issues. The conference also provides the opportunity for students to engage with an international network of future civil and military leaders within the historic walls of the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Continue reading
The International Education Week (IEW) will be November 14-18, 2016. IEW is a joint initiative of the U.S. Departments of State and of Education. This is an important part of their “efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences.” For details about the events, programs, and other activities click here.