The Shifting Geopolitical Context and Global Security: The Role of Saudi Arabia

Thursday, March 27

Time: 1:00 - 3:00
Location: Permanent Mission of Saudi Arabia

The SIPA United Nations Studies Program (UNSP) is pleased to announce a Working Lunch with Ambassador Khalid Abdalrazaq Al Nafisee, Permanent Representative of Saudi Arabia.   


The purpose of the working lunches is to give students access to the current thinking of the UN's diplomatic community on specific issues, while at the same time providing UN Ambassadors the opportunity to hear students' views and perspectives on topics of mutual concern and interest. It is meant to continue strengthening the relationship between the United Nations and the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and create an ongoing dialogue between the world of international politics and academia. 

Students will be expected to come prepared and actively participate in the discussion.

Interested students must submit the following in one document:     

1) A half-page double spaced statement explaining why they want to attend the lunch, what they think they can bring to the discussion, what they would like to get out of it. 

2) Three questions they would like to ask. These questions will be sent to the Ambassador and serve as the basis for discussion. 

The DEADLINE for applying is Monday, March 3 at 12:00 noon.

This event is organized by SIPA's UNSP. Applications must be sent to the Director of the UNSP, Professor Elisabeth Lindenmayer - el2253@columbia.edu, and copied to Sarah Goldman - sg3014@columbia.edu