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03-12-2015

Clarkson University's S.N. Nyeck to Participate in UN Event

Clarkson University Assistant Professor of Political Science S.N. Nyeck is taking part in the activities of the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women in New York City on March 13 and 17.

S.N. NyeckAt the invitation of the St. Paul Foundation and the Riverside Church in Manhattan, Nyeck will participate in a panel titled “Women of Faith. Women of Doubt” on March 13. As a panelist, Nyeck has been asked to reflect on a number of issues, such as "How can local faith communities in the U.S. or Europe can connect with the Global South to serve sustainable development goals" and "Which connections, if any, can be made between LGBT and women’s poverty and how international development agencies can help." The event takes place at the Riverside Church in Manhattan.

On March 17 at the United Nations, Nyeck will participate in the release of the Agency for Cooperation and Research in Development (ACORD) landmark report “Looking Back, Moving Forward! Multi-actor Voices on the Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action and its Impact on Women’s Empowerment in Africa."

She is attending the event at the invitation of ACORD, which co-sponsors the event with the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN WOMEN).

The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) was established as a functional commission of the U.N. Economic and Social Council by Council resolution 11(II) of June 21, 1946. The CSW is an intergovernmental U.N. body dedicated to promoting women’s rights and gender equality around the world. The commission meets annually for two weeks in March at the U.N. headquarters in New York City.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

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[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Annie Harrison, Director of Media Relations, at 315-268-6764 or aharrison@clarkson.edu.]

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