Career Perspectives at the United Nations

Expert panelists will share their experiences.
Monday, 4 March 2019 - 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
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Contact person: 
Chelsea Paradis
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Cost to attend: 
Free of charge
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Expert panelists will share with the students how they found a job within the United Nations and how their passion and commitment have evolved throughout the years. Students will learn some tips on how to navigate through different paths to develop a career at the United Nations and hear about challenges and opportunities for careers of this kind.


John Packer is Neuberger-Jesin Professor of International Conflict Resolution in the Faculty of Law, and Director of the Human Rights Research and Education Centre, at the University of Ottawa – an autonomous multidisciplinary Centre in a bilingual and bi-juridical university. He has led a professional career in the field of international human rights, diplomacy and security for over 25 years. His experience includes working in Geneva for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and the International Labour Organization. To learn more about John Packer, click on his biography.

Scott Bohachyk works in Ottawa at the United Nations Association in Canada, as Director of Work-Integrated Learning. Scott has worked as a Junior Policy Analyst at the United Nations Development Programme in Bhutan and as a Programme Coordinator for the International Development & Diplomacy Internship Program in Ottawa. Scott's extensive experience working with universities and non-profit organizations has resulted in a dynamic network of partners across Canada and abroad. To learn more about Scott Bohachyk, click on his LinkedIn biography.