UN Geneva and UNITAR regularly organize a series of open lectures at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, in the beautiful Assembly Hall. The Geneva Lecture Series aim to foster awareness of a number of pressing global challenges among audiences in Geneva and beyond, with a focus on how each individual can contribute to resolving such challenges.
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Registration to participate in this event is obligatory, including for those already in possession of a badge that allows them access to the Palais des Nations. Register here: reg.unog.ch/event/21951/
This year’s Geneva Lecture Series will tackle the biggest change of our times — the Internet — and it's governance challenges. Here's what we have planned for you:
> Welcoming remarks by the Director-General of UN Geneva, Mr. Michael Møller, and Mr. Nikhil Seth, Executive Director of UNITAR
> Keynote speech by the President and Chief Legal Officer of Microsoft, Mr. Brad Smith.
> Panel debate between Mr. Brad Smith, Ms. Kate Gilmore, Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, and Mr. Phillip Spoerri, Head of the Delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross to the United Nations in New York,
> Moderation by Ms. Doreen Bogdan-Martin, Chief of Strategic Planning and Membership Department at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).
> Online discussion moderated by the Director of the Geneva Internet Platform, Mr. Jovan Kurbalija.
Have you heard of the Digital Geneva Convention? Come and learn about it!
Simultaneous interpretation in English and French will be provided.
For those not able to attend the conference, please note that the event will also be broadcast live on webtv.un.org
The event is jointly organized by UNOG and UNITAR in partnership with IHEID and the Geneva Internet Platform with the kind support of the Fondation pour Genève within the framework of the Geneva Peace Week.