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Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS)
Wilfrid Laurier University
75 University Avenue West
Waterloo, ON N2L 3C5
Phone: +1 (226) 772-3142
Fax: +1 (226) 772-0016
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ACUNS is a global professional association of educational and research institutions, individual scholars, and practitioners active in the work and study of the United Nations, multilateral relations, global governance, and international cooperation. We promote teaching on these topics, as well as dialogue and mutual understanding across and between academics, practitioners, civil society and students.

Annual Meeting: The ACUNS Annual Meeting is a global conference which provides our members and friends with a unique opportunity to discuss UN- and global governance related research and policy. Each year, the Annual Meeting is held in a new location.

Workshop on International Organization Studies (WIOS): The WIOS, offered annually in partnership with the American Society for International Law (ASIL), brings together emerging young scholars and practitioners. The workshop encourages new directions and ideas in the analysis of international organizations and policy issues, establishes and strengthens contacts between scholars and United Nations practitioners, and stimulates advanced research and teaching in the specific workshop subject.

New York Seminars: New York Seminar Series, ACUNS partners with TECO-New York, and with One Earth Future foundation, to host a variety of seminars on critical contemporary issues of global governance.

John W. Holmes Memorial Lecture Series: ACUNS inaugurated the John W. Holmes Memorial Lecture Series in 1989 in honor John Holmes. This annual lecture is presented at the ACUNS Annual Meeting.

Special Lectures and Workshops: ACUNS organizes or co-sponsors other, individual special seminars, lectures and workshops with member institutions around the world as opportunities arise.

Awards: Our Dissertation Award recognizes a promising young scholar whose research combines innovation and excellence. ACUNS also offers a limited number of travel awards to support attendance at the Annual Meeting.

Podcasts: ACUNS monthly podcasts feature three series; Current Issues, Professional Development, and Book Talk.

Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations is published four times a year by Lynne Rienner Publishers. A project of ACUNS, this award-winning and influential refereed journal is distributed to all ACUNS members.