Hot, Difficult, Emotional Geo-Political Issues: How Do We Address Them on a University Campus?

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
February 06th
Auditorium, BAC; online

AUBG is proud to announce an upcoming event titled “Hot, Difficult, Emotional Geo-Political Issues: How Do We Address Them on a University Campus?” featuring Jenik Radon, Esq., professor at Columbia University’s School of Public and International Affairs and a member of the AUBG Board of Trustees. Prof. Radon brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this critical discussion with his extensive career in advising on sustainable natural resource development, sovereignty, human rights, and strategic management.

Scheduled for March 6 at 5:30pm in BAC Auditorium or Zoom, this thought-provoking event aims to explore current geo-political issues in Ukraine, Gaza, and (seemingly oft-forgotten) Sudan, from multiple perspectives, emphasizing the importance of academic freedom, freedom of expression, freedom from discrimination, and the role of universities, particularly AUBG, in addressing challenging global topics. The session is designed to highlight the challenges of facilitating such discussions on university campuses, while also directing participants to resources for further exploration.

Join us preferably in person or virtually. This event reflects AUBG's commitment to fostering informed and constructive discourse on significant world issues, leveraging the extensive expertise of Prof. Radon and his contributions to international law and human rights. Join us for an invaluable exploration of some of today’s most pressing geo-political challenges.

About Jenik Radon, Esq: Jenik Radon is an adjunct professor at the School of Public and International Affairs at Columbia University and a member of the AUBG Board of Trustees. He teaches Sustainable Natural Resource Development with a focus on risk and strategic management, sovereignty, and human rights. Previously he taught access to medicine, international human rights, privatization and international investment management at Stanford University’s Law and Business schools. Mr. Radon founded Radon Law Offices, representing international companies in corporate matters and advising foreign governments and public sector entities with respect to the extractive industry. He advises civil society organizations around the world on a pro bono basis. Mr. Radon co-founded the Afghanistan Relief Committee which sought freedom for Afghanistan and supported refugees displaced during the Afghan-Soviet war. He co-authored Estonia’s foreign investment, mortgage/pledge, privatization and corporate laws while serving as an advisor during Estonia’s independence struggle. Mr. Radon served as Georgia’s key foreign advisor and negotiator of the multi-billion dollar and multi-nation oil and gas pipelines. He was awarded the Medal of Distinction of the Estonian Chamber of Commerce, the Order of the Cross Terra Mariana by the President of Estonia, and the Cross of Service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia. For his work in Georgia, he was awarded the Order of Honor, the country’s highest civilian award. Mr. Radon obtained his B.A. from Columbia University, M.C.P. from the University of California, Berkeley, and J.D. from Stanford Law School.

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