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Previous Colloquia

Previous Colloquia

The annual Colloquium is a response to the Secretary-General's request for greater involvement of the global academic community in exploring international public policy concerns. Previous Colloquia have addressed such important topics as academic freedom, international migration, innovative sources of funding global goods, the social benefits of the research university in the 21st century, sustainability and global climate change, the role of science in meeting global challenges and gender equality and women's empowerment.

  • 2004-2005 Columbia University
    Academic Freedom
    International Migration
  • 2005-2006 Princeton University
    The Social Benefits of the Research University in the 21st Century
    Innovative Sources of Funding Global Public Goods
  • 2007-2008 New York University
    The Role of Universities in Relation to Climate Change
    Setting the Post-Kyoto Agenda for Climate Policy
  • 2009-2010 Yale University
    The Roles of Science in Meeting Global Challenges: Broadening the Base and Organizing the Summit
  • 2010-2011 University of Pennsylvania
    Empowering Women to Change the World: What Universities and the UN Can Do