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PICS Career Event. Careers in International Organizations, Development, Nonprofits, and Journalism

Laura Bullon-Cassis, Visiting Fellow, The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland; PhD Candidate, Department of Media, Culture and Communications, New York University
Thursday, October 29, 2020
12:00-1:00 PM
Off Campus Location
Laura Bullon-Cassis' career in environmental and international affairs spans three continents and several fields, including nonprofits, research, journalism, and international organizations. In this session, she will share some lessons learned and best practices gathered through her own career and impart advice to students on how to navigate a career in international affairs/development -- be it in think tanks, journalism, or NGOs. She will share advice on how students can prepare themselves for an international career while in college, how to figure out what sort of job/organization would suit them in this broad field, and what skills and aptitudes are required. Laura will address how to get started with a career in international organizations, including the various paths to entry that are available to young people, and the challenges the field is facing in the current geopolitical context.

Please note: This session will be held virtually EST through Zoom. This webinar is free and open to students, but registration is required. Once you've registered the joining information will be sent to your email.

Register at: http://myumi.ch/er4Rm

Laura Bullon-Cassis' career in environmental and international affairs spans three continents and several fields, including nonprofits, research, journalism, and international organizations. She has held roles at the United Nations University in Tokyo, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development in Geneva, the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti, the Secretariat of the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) in New York City, as well as several nonprofits. She has written on global governance and social movements for media outlets such as Open Democracy and The Global Journal and, as a writer for the International Institute for Sustainable Developmentā€™s Reporting Services, she attends and reports on environmental summits and negotiations worldwide, including the UN Climate Action Summit, the High-level Political Forums on Sustainable Development, the Circular Economy Forums, and the United Nations Environment Assemblies. She is currently a Visiting Fellow at The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland, and a PhD Candidate in the Department of Media, Culture and Communications at New York University, where she is working on a thesis on youth activism in United Nations climate change summits. She holds an MSc in Global Politics and a BSc in Sociology from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

If there is anything we can do to make this event accessible to you, please contact us at is-michigan@umich.edu. Please be aware that advance notice is necessary as some accommodations may require more time for the university to arrange.
Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Virtual
Event Type: Livestream / Virtual
Tags: Climate Change, Development, Environment, Global, International, International Studies, Journalism, Ngo, Nonprofit, Sustainability, United Nations
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Program in International and Comparative Studies, International Institute

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