We are proud to be hosting Simona Scarpaleggia, the CEO of IKEA Swtizerland and co-chair on the UN High-Level Panel on Women's Economic Empowerment.
She will be talking about her experience at IKEA, what the UN is doing to advance women's empowerment, and her own view on which instruments are most efficient, where the gaps are and what the next steps are.
The discussion will be graciously chaired by Dr. Duncan Green of the LSE International Development Department.
After Simona's speech, we will open the floor up to questions.
We hope to see you there!
Biography Simona Scarpaleggia:
Simona Scarpaleggia is the CEO of IKEA Switzerland where she oversees strategy and operations of the retail business including nine stores, e-commerce and distributions with a total yearly turnover of EUR 1 billion. Before joining IKEA Switzerland, she has held various positions in IKEA Italy and other multinational companies as senior executive or HR Director.
She is a passionate campaigner for all issues surrounding women’s empowerment. In 2009, she co-founded «Valore D» in Italy and later «Advance - Women in Swiss Business» in Switzerland. Both organizations have a mission to boost gender diversity and to increase the share of mixed-gender management teams for the benefit of our economies.
Since January 2016, Scarpaleggia has been co-chairing the UN High Level Panel on Women´s Economic Empowerment. She holds a degree in political science and an MBA from SDA Bocconi School of Management. Simona Scarpaleggia is an Italian citizen, is married and has three children.
We are proud to be hosting Simona Scarpaleggia, the CEO of IKEA Swtizerland and co-chair on the UN High-Level Panel on Women's Economic Empowerment.
The United Nations Society will be serving hot drinks and food to fundraise for UNICEF on World Children's Day, Monday 20th November!
We aim to raise awareness of the conditions faced by children around the world and the progress made in areas of development including health, education and uk poverty. Come find us outside the SU to find out more about volunteering opportunities to help children in the community.
Join us for an evening full of LIVE Music and Drinks!
To celebrate the end of Michaelmas Term, LSESU United Nations Society and Blue Dragon Team proudly present a combined Social Evening for everyone. Come along to dance the term away with Jazz and Blues.
Drinks and Snacks will be provided!
This will be a ticketed event and our sale shall go towards Blue Dragon for charity. Blue Dragon is a Vietnam-based NGO that supports street children in crisis.
Tickets may be purchased at: https://www.lsesu.com/events/7494/6228/
We are excited to announce that we have been invited to the International Institute for Strategic Studies for a Student Engagement and Networking Event on the afternoon of Friday the 27th October 2017.
Spaces are limited to 15 members. If you wish to attend, please RSVP via: firstname.lastname@example.org
The aims of the event are to:
Ø Allow students to ask questions about research themes and programs from IISS
Ø Get career advice from IISS staff as most have backgrounds in civil service, diplomatic and intelligence services, private sector, academia, journalism, and the military
Ø Network with other students with similar interests and with IISS staff
Ø Give an insight into the relevance and impact of the IISS’ work and engagements
Ø Give members the chance to get to know some of ISSS senior staff
Currently confirmed on the panel are Emile Hokayem, Senior Fellow for the Middle East and Virginia Comolli, Senior Fellow for Security and Development with other speakers to be confirmed in the coming weeks.
The event will be followed by a drinks reception to allow members to network. The afternoon will run for approximately 2.5 hours.
About the International Institute for Strategic Studies:
The IISS assists states, businesses, institutions and individuals to understand the complexity of the current geopolitical and geo-economic trends.
The IISS is non-partisan and fully independent. They are international: headquartered in London with offices in Washington DC, Bahrain and Singapore.Their outlook is global as is their community of research fellows and experts, strategic partners and individual members.
The LSE SU UN Society has received a exclusive invitation to attend a high profile speaker event with Chief Justice Faiq Zaidan from Iraq at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) RSVP: email@example.com and CC firstname.lastname@example.org to book
In collaboration with the LSE Library, we are happy to host a educational seminar on how to increase the quality of your research, both for your Coursework and for MUN Conference preparation!
Spaces are limited, please RSVP by sending a email to E.Duedal-La-Cour@lse.ac.uk
We look forward to seeing you there!
The LSESU United Nations Society is proud to present its inaugural Model United Nations series: Chairing 101. In this series, the UN Society seeks to encourage delegates, whether experienced or new, to look into the realm of chairing. Usually seen as MUN’s inner circle, this series aims to dispel the myths of chairing, as well as promote the exchange and diversity of ideas through structured discourse, debate and diplomacy.
Come visit our introduction to all divisions. Learn about events and programs, officer positions, propose initiatives, and to get involved with UNSOC!
We will hold a soiree at the 6th Floor of the LSE SU Building, be there to join divisions, kickstart initiatives, become a officer, and meet new friends!
Come find out about Outreach Division’s Blue Dragon pro-start scheme! Blue Dragon Foundation is a non-governmental organisation based in Hanoi, Vietnam. The organisation’s mission is to support and help street children by providing them with food, shelter, and access to professional and legal help.
As part of a collaboration between the LSE SU UN Society and the LSE SU Grimshaw International Relations Club entitled Diplomacy in Action, visits have been arranged to various international organisations with operations in London, to expose members to the realities of international diplomacy, development, and policy. Our first visit is to The ONE Campaign, an international NGO. We have limited spaces, and registration closes on 14th April.
To Register: Email email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org to express interest by 14th April, stating which society you are a member of (or both)
· Billy Hill, Campaigns Coordinator (UK & Ireland)
· Robyn Detoro, Digital Assistant (Global)
· Saira O’Mallie, UK Director
· The ONE Campaign - History, Purpose, and Campaigning
· Using Social Media and Digital Marketing to Engage People
· Experience of Working in a Global Nonprofit
ABOUT THE ONE CAMPAIGN
The ONE Campaign is an international, nonpartisan, non-profit, advocacy and campaigning organisation that fights extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa, by raising public awareness and pressuring political leaders to support policies and programs that are saving lives and improving futures. Headquartered in Washington D.C., with 8 million members globally, ONE has had a significant impact globally, pushing through legislation in countries like the U.S. and Canada, campaigning on issues like girls' education and AIDS, and engaging political leaders across the world to eradicating poverty.
Poverty is Sexist Campaign: https://girlscount.one.org/?gclid=Cj0KEQjwn_3GBRDc8rCnup-1x8wBEiQAdw3OAQt-qBl3CJoiwMQJCDOIsFnL1hU1rIMLQ6SGxGOE-uYaAscz8P8HAQ
Come Along to the Workshop on Thursday where we are welcoming Foreign Policy Magazine Journalist, Benjamin Pauker for and open question&Answer session and where he would will give advice on how to research and write international affairs essays. Mr. Pauker, will be available via a conference call from Washington D.C editorial office.
About Benjamin Pauker:
Benjamin is currently the Online Executive Editor at Foreign Policy. Mr.Pauker came to Foreign Policy in May 2010 from World Policy Journal, where he was managing editor from 2007 to 2010. He previously worked for the Economistand Chicago Tribune.
For those of you who are interested, Please do come along as this would be a perfect opportunity to get last minute tips before exams, to make your essays stand out.
This is part of the partnership between the LSE SU UN Society Corporate Division and the Foreign Policy Magazine.
Have you ever wondered what the workings of international organisations like the UN are like? Or ever considered a career at the European Commission? Then come on down and join us for a discussion with Ms Veronika Dapunt, who will share more about her views on such international organisations!
Having an impressive array of work experience at various international organisations such as several institutions of the European Union in Brussels and the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, Veronika gained a unique insight into some of the world's most powerful, international organisations. In our discussion, she will be questioning such international organisations', as well as global companies' roles - an especially pertinent discussion in the wake of events like Brexit and the US elections which have reflected negative sentiments in their wake.
So if you are interested in learning about how such organisations and companies should adapt in this revolutionary point of history, or you simply want to learn about a career in an international organisation, we look forward to seeing you at our event!
More about the speaker - Veronika Dapunt’s (B.A., Mag.Iur.) career to date spans a variety of ﬁelds and countries. Having studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics at the University of Oxford as well as Law at the Universities of Vienna and Paris, Veronika’s ambition was to gain professional experience on an international stage. After completing her studies she worked for the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, the British Institute of International and Comparative Law as well as several institutions of the European Union in Brussels, gaining unique insight into some of the world’s most inﬂuential organisations. Following this Veronika moved on to the private sector and headed up the Business Affairs Department for one of Swarovski’s Executive Board Members as well as established the company’s global foundation.
Most recently Veronika has completed her ﬁrst novel and set up her own business, Promotus Education, which focusses on providing career and education advice speciﬁcally to those seeking
For some, it is worth going to great lengths to uncover the important truth.
The LSESU UN Society is thus honoured to welcome Natasha Bowler and Filippo Brachetti for a discussion on their experiences documenting the controversial revocation of citizenship in Bahrain. As two undercover journalists, Natasha and Filippo managed to obtain a rare insight into Bahrain and document their findings in a 40-minute documentary.
The event will proceed as follow:
1) We will start first with an introduction by Natasha and Filippo on their work and
2) Proceed to a film screening of their documentary -
Stateless People: An inside look at Bahrain's controversial policy of revoking the citizenships of activists.
3) We will then conclude the event with a discussion with Natasha and Filippo.
Should you be interested in learning more about the pertinent issue in Bahrain, or gain a rare insight into undercover journalism, we look forward to seeing you at our event!
The Outreach programme at LSE UN Society would like to invite you to a panel discussion on Children's Education on the 30th November.
We will be joined by Tricia Young (Director of Child to Child), Ronnie Henderson (Graduate Outreach Officer for Ark), Delphine Dorsi (Executive Coordinator of Right to Education Project), and Rebecca Smith (Programme Funding Officer for Street Child)
This training session by the Outreach program aims to inform students on how to be better volunteers and will focus on the work of education-focused NGOs. Join us for insightful inputs by these organisations to learn more about volunteering and children's education at OLD 3.28 at 3PM!
Our winter wonderstall is your one-stop shop for the ultimate Christmas experience! Come along on the 30th of November for hot chocolate, churros, christmas gifts and other goodies outside the SU. All the money will go towards the Blue Dragon Children's Foundation, an Australian charity working in Vietnam with children in crisis.
At the end of a long and tiring week, what better activity is there than to curl up and watch a movie - while educating yourself?
Come on down to our Al Jazeera documentary marathon! Refreshments will be provided and we will be screening two films that depict very different types of problems faced by two countries in Asia.
1) GENOCIDE AGENDA in Myanmar. In this powerful 48 minute film, Al Jazeera exposes the inner workings of the Myanmar regime, providing 'strong evidence' of a genocide against the Rohingya minority
2) THE END OF CHINA INC? In this 28 minute film, 101 East investigates 'ghost towns' left as a result of a severe economic slowdown and heavy debt. The question on everyone's mind is then: this is the end of China Inc?
Come for either one of the movies or both! The films will be screened on a large projector and refreshments will be provided - all the better to bring your friends down for a meaningful Friday night-time marathon.
Yes, internships, what we all love and hate. Are you one of those who aspire to go into international organizations, but simply exasperate at their complicated and elusive application system, or the dearth of opportunities for undergraduates? Join us for an intimate discussion, where you will hear from some of our very own LSE students who recently completed their internship in different parts of the UN system.
Leonor Maria R. Gomes, 1st Year MSc Human Rights, 6-month internship in Department of Public Information (New York HQ)
Ralph Chow, 2nd Year Bsc Economics, 3-months internship in UN-Habitat (New York HQ)
Victoria Malowa,1st Year MSc International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies, 6-month internship at the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) in Nairobi, Kenya
Tazeen Dhanani, 1st Year MSc Human Rights, 3-month internship at the World Health Organization (Geneva, Switzerland)
Ever wanted to meet like-minded people in LSE aspiring to go into alternative careers such as NGOs and international development organisations? Come join us for a unique social at the Weston Cafe! Not only will food and drinks be provided, it's a wonderful opportunity to mingle and meet with new people.
We promise it will be a night of good food and company, so we hope to see you there!
Come along and try the delicious Bahn Mi baguettes in front of the Saw Swee Hock Centre from 11am to 2pm on Friday, 11th of November. All the money from the stall will go towards the Blue Dragon Children’s foundation, working in Vietnam with children in crisis.
With steady population growth over the last few decades and recent challenges such as the migration crisis, population sustainability has become a key concern. We are honoured to have Alistair Currie, the Head of Campaigns from Population Matters, to join us in a pertinent discussion on population sustainability issues. Key topics discussed would include possible policy measures to overcome sustainability problems, especially in light of the migrantion crisis. Refreshments will be provided as well, so come on down to learn more and have your questions answered about this pressing issue!
The registration deadline for the Youth Assembly at the United Nations is upon us: 4 November 2016. This is the first year that the LSE UN Society has the opportunity to send a team of youth delegates to the Youth Assembly in New York City.
Launched in 2004, the Youth Assembly takes place at the United Nations Headquarters twice a year and gathers the brightest and most active young leaders from across the globe to tackle our world's greatest challenges. Since the launch of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in 2015, the Youth Assembly has been empowering youth to partake in the success of the Sustainable Development Goals.
We are looking for a team of at least 15 delegates, with a Group Leader included, to attend the 2017 Winter Youth Assembly from 1-3 February 2017. Please attend this mandatory information event if you intend to join the delegation for your registration requirements, including costs, visas, and the delegate applications.
This event is an introductory panel with BAFUNCS (the British Association of Former United Nations Civil Servants) to kick start the series of regular discussions to be held throughout the year.
The panel will last for an hour, after which we will break into 3 small discussion groups for you to interact with 1 of the speakers in a more intimate manner.
- Maggie Heraty: Humanitarian Affairs
Maggie has extensive experience working with UNHCR in refugee emergencies acoss Africa, including the aftermath of the Rwanda Genocide. While she served mainly in Africa, she has also been posted to Sri Lanka and Myammar during the displacement crises. After formal retirement, she still carries out regular training for NATO corps prior to their overseas assignments.
- Tina Micklethwait: Public Relations
Tina is an international communications consultant. She created the first regular women’s programs for UN Radio and Visual Services, co-sponsored events with UN and outside partners on film and TV co-productions and publications, ran training programmes in public speaking for senior UN Officials. In 2001, she was appointed Deputy Director of Communications at the ILO.
- Enid Steward-Goffman: HR/translation
Enid started her career in the UN system as a translator but later worked on HR in different UN agencies. She worked 7 years as the Chief Of the Personnel Policies Division in the International Civil Service Commission, followed by 6 years as the Coordinator of HR Policy Development at WHO in Geneva.
It's that time of year again! The LSESU United Nations Society is kicking off the year with an introductory Model United Nations (MUN) workshop, no experience necessary.
In this session, we will introduce Team LSE! If you want to join one of the coolest teams on campus, join us as we go over conference scheduling, training, a quick simulation, and, of course, our raging socials. And as always, we will hit the pub after the training session for some well-deserved drinks!
So whether you're a veteran MUNer, a novice who just wants to see what we're about, or simply someone looking to join a society that will take you around the world drinking and debating, stop on by and learn more about Team LSE! See you there!
We wil be discussing the Syrian Refugee Crisis. Country allocation would be made on the spot, and impromptu debate will begin immediately!
Study Guide Link (also available on www.TeamLSE.com): http://media.wix.com/…/2f7750_3b49c92f7e1642198ab7fac150472…
Meet the UN soc directors and find out about how to get involved as an officer. We have Careers, Outreach, MUN, Events, Corporate and Social Media positions available so there is something for everyone. Organise events, find new sponsors, work on our website and publicity, become a head delegate or fundraise!