King’s Faculty/Student Invited to Attend UN Event

King’s Faculty/Student Invited to Attend UN Event

For Immediate Release
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King’s College psychology department faculty members Jess Kohlert, left, and Mike Church, center, along with senior student Exaud Hugho, recently attended the International Peace Day symposium held at the United Nations.

The group was invited to attend the event based on King’s participation in the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) Program.  Church served on a United Nations panel on women’s rights and the College hosted a world-wide teleconference on stress as part of King’s involvement with the UNAI Program.

Under the theme “Give Peace Another Chance,” this year’s symposium marked the 30th anniversary of the inception of International Peace Day.  The symposium was opened by the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.  The key element of the symposium was a round table on “Higher Education and Human Dignity.”

King’s is among almost 700 universities and academic institutions in 107 countries participating in the UNAI Program, which was launched in November 2010.

From left,  Jess Kohlert, associate professor and chair of the King’s psychology department; Mike Church, associate professor of psychology; and Exaud Hugho, a senior at King’s from Tanzania.

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