Dr. Naima Charafi, Training Specialist and Tenured Professor, United Nations, will present “Global Effort and Gender Initiatives: Increasing the Number of Women in UN Peacemaking Operations” on Monday, Mar. 14 in the Center for the Arts Lecture Hall (Building 1P, Room 119) from 3:00pm to 4:00pm.

Dr. Charafi is a Training Specialist and tenured Professor at the United Nations Headquarters, where she has served since September 2003. With expertise in delivering training on issues relating to political activity and media outreach to Francophone countries, she holds a PhD in Social Studies as well as dual Master’s degree in Teaching in Foreign Language and Adult Education and Leadership from La Sorbonne, Paris.  She is also an honorary member of the College of Staten Island, Eta Lambda chapter of the Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars. Dr. Charafi’s initiative is to protect people against violence behavior based on gender. She trains people to be peacekeepers for the UN and has recently served in Niger, Rwanda, Benin, Burkina Faso, and Cameroon.

Dr. Charafi’s presentation will focus on her groundbreaking experiences, and aims to inspire more women to become part of this important global effort to make a difference by serving in countries in conflict.

This PG CLUE event is sponsored by the CSI chapter, Eta Lambda of Phi Beta Delta, the Honor Society for International Scholars; the Bertha Harris Women’s Center; and the Pluralism and Diversity Program. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, email pdb@csi.cuny.edu or call 718.982.2100.