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Paving a way to a better world: The United Nations and the Responsiblity to Protect- International Relations Association

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
7th Floor Conference Room, Glickman Library, Portland Campus
Contact Name: 
Dylan Hedtler-Gaudette
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Held on October 24th in  
commemoration of United Nations Day, this event will focus on that venerable  
institution and on how it and the responsibility to protect (R2P) are  
essential to building and sustaining a more just and humane world. By  
attending this event and engaging with our fantastic panel, you can be apart  
of that mission. The panel for this rendition of “Paving the Way to a  
Better World” may be even better than the first one. We’ve got Ambassador  
Charles F. Dunbar, former U.S. Ambassador to Qatar among other places and a  
highly regarded authority on peacekeeping and diplomatic affairs. Joining  
Ambassador Dunbar is Dr. Pauline H. Baker, President Emeritus of the Fund for  
Peace, one of the preeminent civil society organizations in the world whose  
mission is fostering a lasting and widespread environment of global peace.  
Dr. Baker also possesses a wealth of practical and academic experience,  
including having worked for various committees in the United States Senate  
and serving as an expert on the Africa region. Also participating on the  
panel is Dr. Ali Abdullatif Ahmida, a professor at the University of New  
England with a wide range of expertise in comparative politics with a special  
focus on Africa and Libya in particular.