The United Nations

Date: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 Time: 5:30 pm-7:00 pm Location: Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room  { MAP } Fee: $18 in advance; $22 at the door



Derek Boothby

The United Nations has been in existence for 74 years, yet by and large present-day Americans know little about the organization. How does it work? What does it cost? Does the United States benefit from it? Why should the United States continue to belong to it? Drawing on 23 years of work in the UN, Derek Boothby will answer these and other questions.

This lecture is sponsored by the Keelan Family Foundation.

Derek Boothby served in the United Nations for over 20 years, during which time he specialized in arms control issues. He was deputy director of operations for weapons inspections in Iraq immediately after the first Gulf War, served on the personal staff of Cyrus Vance in his efforts to stop the war in Bosnia, and was second in command of a 7,000-strong peace operation in Croatia. In addition, he was director of the Europe Division in the Department of Political Affairs, and chairman of the UN Iraq Operational Group.