Using Force for Peace: Celebrating UN Peacekeepers and their work

Greater Lansing Chapter

Sunday, September 21, 2014
UN peacekeeping is deeply in the interest of the U.S. in defusing foreign conflicts and avoiding sending U.S. troops abroad. While a RAND study found seven out of eight UN peacekeeping operations were successful while only four of eight U.S. operations were judged successful. UN operations are far more cost-effective as well. Why then is the U.S. $200 million in arrears in paying our dues pledged for UN peacekeeping? Join our Greater Lansing Chapter for an informative and interesting program to learn about UN peacekeeping and what YOU can do to help.

When: September 21, 2014, 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Where: East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbott Road, East Lansing, MI 48823

Free of charge and all are welcome.

For more information, please visit www.gluna.org/World-Peace-Day-2014

1:45 p.m. to 2:30p.m.: Registration, displays on Peacekeeping & Advocacy, refreshments, and opportunities to write a thank you message to a UN Peacekeeper, sign a petition, and to join the United Nations Association

2:30 pm. Welcome—Lynn Bartley, President, Greater Lansing United Nations Association (GLUNA)
2:40 p.m. “The War Against War—What is Peacekeeping? (UN video, 4 min.)
2:45 p.m. “UN Peacekeeping: Who, What, and Where? An Overview,” David Wiley, GLUNA Advocacy Chair
3:15 p.m. “UN Peacekeeping at First Hand: Experiences of a UN Peacekeeper” (followed by Q & A)
4:15 p.m. “Women Peacekeepers in the UN Forces” (UN video, 10 min.)
4:25 p.m. “Understanding the Strengths & Weaknesses of UN Peacekeeping”—Brett O’Bannon,
Howell Professor of Political Science & Director of Conflict Studies, DePauw University (followed by Q&A)
5:20 p.m. Closing Remarks: Taking Action

Program organized by Greater Lansing United Nations Association and co-sponsored by UN Association of Michigan, MSU Peace & Justice Studies, MSU African Studies Center, East Lansing Peace Education Center, Edgewood United Church Justice & Peace Task Force, Social Action Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Lansing, Church and Society Committee of Haslett Community Church, the Michigan Human Trafficking Task Force, the Niagara Foundation, Mt. Hope Presbyterian Church, the Islamic Center of East Lansing & Zonta Club of Michigan, Capitol Area.

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