United Nations Study Program

Anyone interested in the work the United Nations is doing will find a wealth of opportunity at SIPA to engage with people associated with the United Nations. The United Nations Study Program (UNSP) promotes teaching, training, and career development in the pursuit of multilateral solutions to global dilemmas. Under the direction of Elisabeth Lindenmayer, the Program brings together scholars and practitioners to address the main priorities of the UN – security, development, human rights and the environment – strengthening synergies between the Columbia community and those within the UN system.

In addition there is the United Nations Studies Program Working Group (UNSPWG).


The UNSPWG assists the UNSP in the organization of a series of lectures and panels each semester through which students can get “live sources” of information and expand upon the knowledge acquired though readings they do in their coursework.

Today these two resources combine to present the following:

“Planet UN”—A documentary on the challenges of the UN in the 21st century

Speakers will include representatives from the UN in human rights, development and peacekeeping

6:00 P.M. – Kellogg Conference Center, 15th Floor, International Affairs Building