CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies (CUNY BA) has been invited to participate in the 66th United Nations Department of Public Information Non-Governmental Conference (NGO Conference) titled “Education for Global Citizenship: Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals Together.” The event will take place in Gyeongju, Republic of Korea, from May 30 to June 1, 2016. At the NGO Conference, CUNY BA will be represented by its Academic Advisor, Rafal Szczurowski.
The NGO Conference provides a unique opportunity to engage diplomats, United Nations officials, policy experts, educators, businesses and others from around the world in discussing key issues pertinent to education for global citizenship. The main purpose of this gathering is to generate strategies toward ensuring equitable quality education in correspondence with the Sustainable Development Goals adopted by world leaders in 2015. NGO Conference participants will work on a joint education action agenda that will be offered for adoption at the final plenary session of the event.
At the NGO Conference, Mr. Szczurowski will act as an advocate for interdisciplinary studies as a solution to increasingly complex global challenges. While working on the NGO Conference education action agenda, he is planning to lobby fellow delegates to incorporate the language promoting public higher education and the critical role of interdisciplinary programs such as CUNY BA.
In addition to representing CUNY BA, Mr. Szczurowski will also speak on behalf of the City College of New York Nongovernmental Organization to the UN (CCNY NGO). The organization focuses on becoming an active member of international civil society and on promoting the participation of its academic community in United Nations activities. The project is dedicated to educating future leaders in global affairs.
CUNY BA is the University-wide, individualized degree. It is an exciting, versatile, rewarding degree route for highly motivated, self-directed students whose academic goals transcend traditional majors. Students create their own degree plans working directly with faculty mentors and academic advisors.