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List of Established UNESCO Chairs and UNITWIN Networks in U.S.


October 9, 2013

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2013
UNESCO Chair on Rural Community, Leadership, and Youth Development, Pennsylvania State University

UNESCO Chair on Genocide Education (2013), University of Southern California

2012
UNESCO Chair in Genocide Prevention, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

2011
UNESCO Chair in Communication for Sustainable Social Change, The University of Massachusetts-Amherst

UNESCO Chair in Learning and Literacy, University of Pennsylvania

UNESCO Chair in Transnational Challenges and Governance, American University, Washington, D.C.

2008
UNESCO Chair in Sustainable Rivers, University of Washington

2007
UNITWIN Network on Gender, Culture and People-Centered Development, Boston University, Women’s Studies Program

UNESCO Chair in Transcultural Studies, Interreligious Dialogue, and Peace, University of Oregon, Oregon Humanities Center

2006
UNESCO Chair on Achieving the Promise of EFA: A Focus on Literacy and Sustainable Development, Georgetown University, Washington D.C.

2005
UNESCO Chair in creating independent, pluralistic media: training and exchange program for journalists, University of Colorado at Boulder, School of Journalism and Mass Communication

UNESCO Chair on Growing up in cities, Cornell University, New York

UNESCO Chair in Bioethics, Ethics and Public Policy Center, Washington D.C.

UNESCO Chair in Inclusive Education, University of Colorado at Denver, Health Sciences Center

2004
UNESCO-Cousteau Ecotechnie Chair in Coastal Resources, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

UNESCO-Cousteau Ecotechnie Chair in Global Coastal Assessment, University of Rhode Island, Narragansett

2002
UNESCO Chair in Human Rights, Florida Atlantic University

2001
UNESCO Chair in Comparative Human Rights, University of Connecticut

2000
UNESCO Chair in Communication, University of Texas-Austin, College of Communication

1999
UNESCO Chair in Higher Education, University of Puerto Rico

1997
UNITWIN Network for Improving Biological Sciences Education through the Development and Use of Information Technologies in some Arab States Universities, Purdue University, Indiana

1996
Mobile UNESCO Chair dedicated to the Problems of Habitability in the Hispanoamerican Cities and to the Integral Revitalization of their Historical Centers, University of Puerto Rico

UNESCO Chair in Education for peace, University of Puerto Rico



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