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UN in 21st Century: What It Can and Cannot Do

Frankfort Chapter

Monday, April 22, 2013
Dr. Karen Mingst, Lockwood Chair Professor in the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce at the University of Kentucky, will address the Frankfort Chapter of the United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA) on Monday, April 22, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library at 6:30 p.m.

Her topic will be "UN in 21st Century: What It Can and Cannot Do."

"The UN touches every Kentuckian's life each day through a variety of services, such as helping to move ships, aircraft, mail and weather information in international space", said Bill Miller, President of the Frankfort Chapter UNA. "Also, the UN has teamed up with Rotary International to eliminate polio and other childhood diseases, leads the effort to combat climate change and global warming, works with the US and its allies to combat terrorism and fields 16 peacekeeping missions that help keep US military out of harm's way," Miller added.

Yet, there are issues the UN cannot confront due to limited financial, political or technical resources. What are they? Dr. Mingst will cover them.

Dr. Mingst’s area of specialization is international organizations and international law. She has published several books including International Organizations. The Politics and Processes of Global Governance (2nd ed.) and The United Nations in the 21st Century(4thd ed.)  

Dr. Mingst has taught short-term courses in Japan, Vietnam, and Kyrgyzstan, and lectured at universities around the world.

The Frankfort Chapter UNA is launching its 32nd year of providing free international education programs to the community. The meeting is free and open to the public.


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