In addition to providing a forum for the world’s top diplomats, the United Nations attracts people from around the globe seeking entry and advancement across a range of internationally focused careers.
Suhail Khan, the former advocacy and communications adviser in the UN’s Office of the Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, is coming to the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus during International Education Week to talk about his journey within the world’s largest international organization and to offer insights into the skills necessary to gain a competitive edge in pursuing internships and jobs at the UN.
His talk, titled “The United Nations: An Insider’s View,” will be held Thursday, November 20, at 6 p.m., in Varsity Hall at Union South. This event is free and open to the public, sponsored by UW–Madison International Student Services and Division of International Studies, and Project 1808-UW (a student organization striving to improve the quality of education and sustainable life in Sierra Leone).
“The UN’s work is wide-ranging, and while its main objective is to keep peace, the organization draws upon a broad range of expertise to carry out some of its most challenging mandates,” Khan explains.