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Panel to examine issues surrounding United Nations

Author: Arts and Letters

A panel of experts will explore the reality and potential of the United Nations at 4:15p.m. Tuesday (Sept. 13) in the auditorium of the University of Notre Dame’s Hesburgh Center for International Studies (on Notre Dame Avenue).

Titled “Why do we need the UN?,” the discussion will take place on the eve of the international’s body’s 2005 World Summit and will focus on development, human rights, security and UN reform. It is sponsored by the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and is free and open to the public.

The panelists will be: David Cortright, Kroc Institute research fellow and president of the Fourth Freedom Forum in Goshen, Ind.; Robert Johansen, Kroc senior fellow and professor of political science; Paul Mishler, assistant professor of labor studies at Indiana University South Bend; Ana Garcia Rodicio, Kroc visiting fellow and researcher in the office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees; and Jackie Smith, a Kroc peace studies faculty member and associate professor of sociology.

The World Summit, billed as the largest-ever gathering of world leaders, will be held Wednesday to Friday (Sept. 14 to 16) in New York. It marks the UN’s 60th anniversary. For more information on the Kroc Institute, see

Originally published by Dennis Brown & Julie Titone at on September 09, 2005.