Go inside the United Nations and The New York Times to discover how journalism and the law are defining public discourse on the world stage.

How is today’s society tackling issues that require collective action and global, systemic thinking? This course will explore the question from the perspectives of three essential players: the law, the press and the United Nations. Students will first examine how and why the United Nations was created to then understand its role in today’s world. The United Nations will also be the starting point for a broader investigation of lawmaking and international law, exploring how journalists take these abstract legal questions and frame them for public dissemination and discussion.

This multidisciplinary approach to learning encourages students to sample different fields and employ critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills. The program is geared towards students eager to discover their passions, try something new and prepare for college. From site visits and excursions to lectures by expert practitioners, the Explorations program is curated to give students a newfound sense of direction for their future studies by shedding light on a diverse selection of subject material.

Site visits may include:
UN Headquarters
A New York City Law Firm
CUNY Graduate Center, Global Center for Responsibility
The New York Times newsroom and/or printing press

Guest Speakers may include:
Somini Sengupta, Foreign Correspondent, The New York Times
Kathleen McGee, Chief of the Bureau of Internet and Technology (BIT) for the Office of the New York State Attorney General

Cost and Session Information

Day Program: $5,150*

Residential Program: $5,750*


Term 1: June 09, 2018 - June 21
Term 4: July 21 - August 02

*Listed program costs do not include course-specific lab and materials fees. Learn more on our website.

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