Past Events (2010)

Dec. 8, 2010

Dinner Forum: ICC and the Obama Administration

6:30pm Monthly UNA Dinner Forum

"International Criminal Court and New Moves by the Obama Administration"

  • Speaker: RIta Maran, Vice President, UNA East Bay Chapter.

  • Location: Plearn Thai Restaurant 1923 University Ave., Berkeley.

  • Cost: $20.(students and new members $10) 

Dec. 10, 2010

Human Rights Day programs (in various high schools)

Nov. 10, 2010

Panel Discussion: Promoting Moderate Islam & Interfaith Tolerance

12:00pm Panel discussion: Promoting Moderate Islam & Interfaith Tolerance in Indonesia.

Location, International House, UC Berkeley

Co-sponsored by UNA East Bay Chapter, UCB International House and Indonesian Consulate General of San Francisco.

  • Panel members are: Dr. Andang Binawan, Professor of Canon Law, Human Rights & Eco-Philosophy, Driyarkara School of Philosophy, Jakarta, Indonesia;

  • Masdar Hilmy, PhD, Lecturer on Islamic Studies, Sunan Ampel State Institute for Islam Religion, Surabaya, Indonesia; and

  • Dr. Siti Syamsiyatun, Director, Indonesian Consortium for Religious Studies, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

Oct. 9, 2010

"The Medical Crisis in Africa: A Report From the Front Lines"

7:00pm. "The Medical Crisis in Africa: A Report From The Front Lines"

Location: Alameda Public LIbrary, Oak and Lincoln Streets, entrance and parking in the rear of the Library.

Co-sponsored with the Alameda Public Affairs Forum.

  • Speaker: Dr. Susan Jacobson, specialist in infectious diseases at Kaiser Fremont/Hayward.

  • Dr. Jacobson will speak about her experiences working in Kenya with the Matibabu foundation at its hospital there.

Oct. 23, 2010

Parade of Nations & UN Flag Raising Ceremony

Oct. 24, 2010

UN Day Dinner & Global Citizen Awards Program

5:00pm. UN Day Dinner & Global Citizen Awards Program.

5:00pm registration and reception, 6:00-8:45pm dinner and program.

International House, UC Berkeley.

Theme: Fed up with Hunger? Combat Starvation & Poverty!

Sept. 19, 2010

12th Annual Run for Peace 5k run/walk and 10k run

9:00am. 12th Annual Run for Peace featuring 5k run/walk and 10k run

Location: the Path for Peace in Cesar Chavel Park, Berkelely Marina shoreline.

Co-sponsored by the City of Berkeley and many others. 

  • Begin now to form a team to support peace. Families invited to stroll or run.

  • Many fabulous individual and team awards.

  • Funds raised by Pledges for Peace will benefit educational programs of UNA East Bay and millions of people fed by UN's World Food Program.

Sept. 21, 2010

"Countdown to Zero" film

7:00pm with Marylia Kelley, Executive Director of Tri-ValleyCAREs

155 Dwinelle Hall, UC Berkeley

Sept. 22, 2010

"Reaching Zero"

7:00pm with Jonathan Schell, Senior Fellow, The Nation Institute

International House, UC Berkeley

Sponsored by: Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS), UC Berkeley, Global Zero, and International House

Sept. 22, 2010

Dinner Forum: Fighting Global Poverty: Reflections on Four Decades of Development Practice

6:30pm with Speaker George Scharffenberger, Special Assistant for International Development Policy and Practice, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, UC Brekeley

Aug. 25, 2010

Dinner Forum: The Battle Against World Hunger

6:30pm with Speaker Kathryn Johnson, Board Member, Friends of the World Food Program.

Location: Au Coquelet Restaurant, 2000 University Ave., Berkeley, CA. (at the corner of Milvia). 

Jul. 21, 2010

Dinner Forum: Cuba - Internal Conditions and Rights, International Relationships

6:30pm - Monthly UNA Dinner Forum. Cuba - Internal Conditions and Rights, International Relationships.

Location: Cafe Platano,2042 University Ave (between Shattuck & Milvia) Berkeley, CA

  • Speakers: Joseph Mutti, journalist, writer, translator, and broadcaster focused on cultural and other issues affecting Cuba and Karen Wald, educator, writer and journalist who lived in Cuba for 20 years.

Jun. 26, 2010

Human Rights Event in San Francisco

12:00pm - In celebration of UN Charter Day

Location: USF School of Law

  • An afternoon seminar at USF School of Law

  • Candlelight march and vigil, UN Plaza to Opera House

Jun. 6-8, 2010

Annual Meeting of UNA-USA in Washington, DC

Jun. 30, 2010

Human Rights Event in San Francisco

12:00pm - In celebration of UN Charter Day

Location: USF School of Law

  • An afternoon seminar at USF School of Law

  • Candlelight march and vigil, UN Plaza to Opera House

May. 26, 2010

Dinner Forum: The Past, the Present, and an International Role for a Better Haiti

6:30pm - Monthly Dinner Forum 

Location: Au Coquelet Restaurant, 2000 University, Berkeley

  • Pierre Labossiere - Co-founder Haiti Action Committee

  • Dinali Abeysekera - Program Coordinator, AMURTEL HAITI

  • Margaret Trost - Founder What IF? Foundation

  • Herb Behrstock - Former Deputy of UN Development Program in Haiti

Apr. 28, 2010

Dinner Forum: Landmines: Human Tragedy in Afghanistan, the UN Treaty, and Global Landmine Ban

6:30pm - Monthly Dinner Forum 

Location: TBA

  • Speaker: Andrew Lyons, Vice President (West), HALO Trust USA, the world's largest humanitarian landmine clearance organization

Apr. 11, 2010

Edith Coliver Festival of Cultures

11am-6pm

Location: International House, UC Berkeley

Mar. 7, 2010

International Women's Day: Women's Human Rights: Principles Becoming Practice

3:00pm

Location: International House, UC Berkeley

  • Speaker: Aileen Hernandez, human rights and women's rights leader, currently chair of California Women's Agenda (CAWA)

Mar. 24, 2010

Dinner Forum: Access to Family Planning Services - Key to Maternal Health and Population Stability

6:30pm - Monthly Dinner Forum 

Location: Mandarin Garden Restaurant, 2025 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley

  • Speaker: Professor Malcom Potts, obstetrician and biologist, founder Bixby Center for Population, Health, and Sustainability, UC Berkeley

Feb. 24, 2010

Dinner Forum: Traditional Diplomacy - Contribution or Hindrance to Peaceful Resolution at the UN and Elsewhere

6:30pm - Monthly Dinner Forum 

Location: Everest Cafe Restaurant, 1645 Solano Ave., Berkeley

  • Speakers: David C McGaffey, retired foreign service officer; Stewart Levine, national instructor for American Management Association

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