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TAM Friday Lecture Series: Views on the UN

November 17, 2023 @ 12:15 pm - 2:00 pm

Find out more about the work of United Nations and career paths offered! Hear from two international education experts and ask questions!

The lecture will be in FedEx GEC 1005 and on Zoom.

Speaker Bios

Darla Deardorff is Executive Director of the Association of International Education Administrators, a leadership organization. She is also the chairholder of the UNESCO Chair of Intercultural Competences at Stellenbosch University in South Africa, and a research fellow at Duke University.She has worked in the international education field for over twenty-five years & previously held positions at North Carolina State University & the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill where she has had experience in study abroad, international student services, cultural programming, & ESL teaching/teacher training. Founder of ICC Global, a global research network on intercultural competence, as well as the World Council on Intercultural and Global Competence, she has lived, taught & worked in Germany, Japan, & Switzerland. In addition, she has had 2 Fulbrights- one to South Africa and one to Japan. Dr. Deardorff ‘s faculty experience includes Harvard University’s Future of Learning Institute, Harvard’s Global Education Think Tank, the Summer Institute of Intercultural Communication, Shanghai International Studies University (China), Nelson Mandela University (S. Africa) & Meiji University (Japan) as well as Middlebury Institute of International Studies. Regularly invited to speak around the world, Dr. Deardorff consults for universities, businesses, & non-profit organizations.

Kathryn Good has 20+ years of leadership experience in education and international affairs. At United Nations, she now manages stakeholder engagement in high-level meetings of the UN General Assembly, UN conferences, and summits. Previously, she led capacity building programs for UN staff at headquarters locations and peacekeeping missions in Haiti, Kenya, Lebanon, Thailand, Uganda and other duty stations and for delegates in New York City. She served as chief of public inquiries and group programs in the Department of Global Communications for four years where she successfully pitched collaborations with the city of New York DOE and Mayor’s Office and led public outreach and learning programs aimed at civil society, media, and students. From 2000-2010, she created and led dozens of global, experiential and leadership programs at Brown University as director of international programs and language area studies. She has built relationships and programs with institutions of higher education in Hong Kong, India, Israel, Italy, Poland, Russia, Spain among others and managed a language program offering courses in more than a dozen languages. She began her teaching career at UNC-Chapel Hill and has held faculty appointments alongside administrative leadership roles at Brown, Boston University, and Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey among others.

Cassandra Alvariño is a Fulbright Scholar and a United Nations Rule of Law Intern. At the moment, she is working on a report about the impact of the Missions in the DRC, Mali, Sudan, Libya, and Central African Republic. She will talk about her internship and the ways in which her work relates to her TAM studies, and has a BA in Contemporary European Studies from UNC-Chapel Hill.


November 17, 2023
12:15 pm - 2:00 pm
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FedEx Global Center #1005
301 Pittsboro St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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