The United Nations in 2018

Date: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 Time: 5:30 pm-7:00 pm Location: Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room  { MAP } Fee: $15 in advance; $20 at the door


Alex Anvari

The mission and scope of United Nations organizations illuminates the breadth and complexity of our age, when extensive coordination across political boundaries is essential to human progress.  UN organizations deliver environmental protections, economic development, social welfare, policy debates and coordination, security initiatives, legal frameworks, human rights protection, transportation improvements, scientific advancements, peace initiatives and cultural enrichment.  This talk focuses on the UN’s activities (beyond the General Assembly and Security Council) that help 7.6 million people enjoy healthier, safer, more equitable and productive lives.

Alex Anvari finds himself in southwest Vermont continuing a life of cross-cultural exchange.  He has delivered enterprise software and process improvements to global companies; advocated for Native American health care and spiritual traditions; produced United Nations Association programs on religious freedom, conflict resolution, environmental protections and respect in the workplace; and coached thousands of soccer players and alpine ski racers.  His most recent Green Mountain Academy talk was titled “The Iran-US Relationship: From Monarchy thru Revolution to Reengagement.