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LIU Post Professor Selected to Co-Chair United Nations Conference


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LIU Post Associate Professor of Geography Scott Carlin has been selected as co-chair of the 66th Annual United Nations Department of Public Information/Non-Governmental Organizations Conference, scheduled to begin on Monday, May 30 in Gyeongju, Republic of Korea. The theme for the three-day conference is “Education for Global Citizenship: Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals Together.”

Attendees at the Conference will develop and finalize an education action agenda to mobilize civil society – including academia, business, and NGOs at the local and international levels – in support of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The SDGs officially came into force on January 1, 2016 after being adopted by world leaders at a UN Summit in September 2015. Carlin will work with Yukang Choi, CEO of Korean NGO Dream Touch for All, to lead the Conference planning process and consultations on the Conference outcome document, which will detail the finalized agenda.

“Education is an essential starting point for global NGO engagement on SDG implementation strategies,” Carlin said. “The potential for academia and civil society to work together is enormous; through new collaborations, innovative pedagogies and a culture of global citizenship we can build healthier, more resilient Earth communities.”

Carlin has represented the International Society of Doctors for the Environment to the UN Economic and Social Council since 2010. He presented a paper on the importance of volunteerism for community health and well being at the 64th DPI/NGO Conference in 2011, and organized a panel on Climate Change for the 65th Conference in 2014. Carlin’s work at LIU Post includes courses in the Master of Science program in Environmental Sustainability, rated among the best online master’s programs in Environmental Science and Sustainability by

"The LIU community values the promotion of human rights and the natural beauty that surrounds us across Long Island," said Nick Ramer, acting dean of LIU Post's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, "and we take great pride in the work that our students, faculty, and alumni have done to protect our local and global resources. We are proud that Professor Carlin will serve as co-chair of this vital United Nations conference, continuing his impressive record of representing LIU on the international stage."

Posted 03/03/2016

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