Join us on February 1st when Emilie McGlone will talk to us about “Peaceboat: Voyages for Peace and Diplomacy” as part of the Global Affairs Speaker Series. The series is co-hosted by the Rutgers Division of Global Affairs (DGA) and the Student Association of Global Affairs (SAGA) and takes place every Wednesday from 2:30 – 4:30 pm in the Dana Room, Dana Library (4th floor)
Emilie McGlone has been working with Peace Boat since 2004 and currently is the United Nations liaison and Director of the New York-based office of Peace Boat US, a non-profit organization working to promote peace, sustainable development and respect for the environment through educational programs organized onboard the Peace Boat, a chartered passenger ship that travels the world on peace voyages. Peace Boat holds Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations and works in partnership with UN delegates, Nobel Peace Laureates and community leaders from around the world to create opportunities for international cooperation focused on conflict resolution, environmental sustainability, indigenous issues, cultural awareness and peace education. Emilie works to foster youth education and develops specific programs for families, students and young diplomats to learn about important global issues onboard the Peace Boat.
Founded in 1983 and nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2008, Peace Boat has sailed on over 92 global voyages, carrying more than 50,000 people to more than 100 countries. Peace Boat has recently launched a new initiative to build an ECO SHIP to sail in 2020, which will showcase green technology and design, while inspiring positive change to radically reduce our carbon footprint.
Speaker: Emilie McGlone
Title: Peaceboat: Voyages for Peace and Diplomacy
Date: Wednesday, February 1st
Time: 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Location: Dana Room, Dana Library (4th floor)