Committee on Teaching About the United Nations (CTAUN-ATL) Conference

Welcome to Georgia State University’s 2016 Committee on Teaching About the United Nations-Atlanta (CTAUN-ATL). We are so happy you stopped by.

In 2011, Georgia State University and CTAUN forged a committed relationship in order to encourage Atlanta area educators to incorporate these issues into their own lessons.


This year’s Georgia State CTAUN-ATL conference will forward the interests of the UN by discussing the theme, “Welcoming New Americans: Immigrants and Refugees Strengthen Our Community.”

We have invited an exciting mix of scholars and community activists to address this topic by examining how immigration reform and refugee resettlement are handled in local communities and beyond.


So, please plan to join us, Saturday, October 22, in the GSU Law School for these informative and enlightening conversations. Educators, community leaders, students, and others interested in this these issues are invited!

Questions? Please contact:

Haimanot Haile: 404.413.8428

James Badger: 706-864-1996

Announcing Jana Mason as this year’s CTAUN-ATL  opening plenary speaker

Jana Mason is Senior Advisor for External Relations and Government Affairs at the Washington, D.C. office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). She acts as a liaison for UNHCR and reJana Masonpresents the agency’s interests with the U.S. government—particularly the State Department and Congress—and with nongovernmental organizations. She also oversees the office’s communications and public information efforts. Prior to joining UNHCR in 2008, Jana was Director of Government Relations and Advocacy at the International Rescue Committee (IRC). Prior to her work at IRC, Jana was with the U.S. Committee for Refugees for 11 years, where she served as policy analyst for the Asia/Pacific region and advocated for refugee protection and assistance. During this time, she assessed refugee and asylum situations in Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Japan, China, and elsewhere. Jana has worked in the refugee arena since 1983, which included a position as assistant director of refugee programs for the State of Virginia. She has a bachelor’s degree from Boston University, a master’s degree from the University of Virginia, and a law degree from Georgetown University.


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