UNESCO Center for Peace 2016 IMUN-STEM-GIN Summer Program

 UNESCO Center for Peace

2016 IMUN-STEM Summer Program

July 17, 2016 – July 30, 2016

In Partnership with Global Issues Network 



Dear GIN Members,

We are thrilled to have Global Issues Network, GIN, in partnership with UNESCO Center for Peace for the 2016 IMUN-STEM Summer Program (International Model United Nations – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) in your region this year. This offers a unique opportunity for your students to build their leadership and team working capacities while enriching their academic experience through the United Nations 2030 Agenda-focused activities. Click here for Summer Program description and agenda. 

We have internationally trained faculty and staff to support and guide your students throughout the duration of the Summer Program. By attending, qualified students will be considered for partial scholarships to our leading partner universities where peace and sustainable practices are our goal.

All sponsors will be able to participate in our UNESCO Center for Peace Global Competency Certification professional development. Click here for the agenda. This opportunity allows schools access to our UNESCO Center for Peace Global Resource Center, a library of multidisciplinary lesson plans, peace activities, and is a forum for educators around the world.


A few guest speakers include:


Paul K. Chappell

Keynote Speaker: Paul K. Chappell graduated from West Point in 2002, was deployed to Iraq, and left active duty in November 2009 as a Captain.

He is the author of the Road to Peace series, a seven-book series about waging peace, ending war, the art of living, and what it means to be human. The first five published books in this series are Will War Ever End?, The End of War, Peaceful Revolution, The Art of Waging Peace, and The Cosmic Ocean.

Chappell serves as the Peace Leadership Director for the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. Lecturing across the country and internationally, he also teaches courses and workshops on Peace Leadership.

He grew up in Alabama, the son of a half-black and half-white father who fought in the Korean and Vietnam wars, and a Korean mother. Growing up in a violent household, Chappell has sought answers to the issues of war and peace, rage and trauma, and vision, purpose, and hope. His website is peacefulrevolution.com.



Dr. Sam Grogg

Opening Ceremony Guest Speaker: Sam L Grogg is currently acting Interim Provost and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Adelphi University. As the American Film Institute’s Executive Director of National Education during the 1970s, Grogg oversaw all of AFI’s national and international education programs. Grogg left AFI in 1980 to head the USA Film Festival in Dallas, Texas, where he subsequently founded FilmDallas, a motion picture financing, production and distribution company. Grogg’s financing and producing credits include KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN and THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL both pictures garnering numerous Oscar nominations and receiving Best Actor and Best Actress Academy Awards. He has since executive produced or produced numerous theatrical and television films. Grogg was elected a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences in 1993.

In 1993, Grogg was named the founding Dean of the School of Filmmaking at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Grogg rejoined AFI as Dean of the AFI Conservatory in 1998. He was honored by the AFI Board of Trustees in 2004 as the fourth “Master” teacher and filmmaker to lead the Conservatory since its founding in 1967. Grogg was named Dean of the School of Communication at the University of Miami in the spring of 2005.

Grogg led revolutionary changes while at the University of Miami expanding its campus media, establishing the Knight Center for International Media, and executive producing ONE WATER a television special narrated by Martin Sheen.In the spring of 2011, Grogg was named Dean at Adelphi University where he oversees the College of Arts and Sciences.



Mr. Thomas Lambert, Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of Belgium in Washington DC will speak to Belgium’s role in international peace.


Please note: The registration deadline has been extended to July 2, 2016. It promises to be an educational, memorable event for your students guaranteed to build life-long international connections and relationships. Click here for application details.




Linda C. Sills

Director Global Issues Network

Global Issues Network


Anastasia E. Campbell

Director of Global Projects

UNESCO Center for Peace

Sponsored by:
This event is proudly sponsored by  Shorelight Education, a U.S.-based education company that partners with leading, top-ranked universities to increase, integrate, and retain international students.